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Magazine

The discovery of light-sensitive channel proteins in the 1970s and 1980s hardly made a splash outside the scientific community. Initially, no one suspected that these ion channels would become a popular tool for neurobiologists. Today, neuroscientists can use tailor-made proteins to switch individual neurons on and off. This does not only make it possible to investigate the function of neurons in the brain, but also offers promising applications in medicine.

MaxPlanckResearch: Optogenetics

The discovery of light-sensitive channel proteins in the 1970s and 1980s hardly made a splash outside the scientific community. Initially, no one suspected that these ion channels would become a popular tool for neurobiologists. Today, neuroscientists can use tailor-made proteins to switch individual neurons on and off. This does not only make it possible to investigate the function of neurons in the brain, but also offers promising applications in medicine. [more]

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Neurosciences

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Live broadcast from inside the nerve cell

January 23, 2015

For the first time, Max Planck researchers observe protein degradation in intact brain cells [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Early human ancestors used their hands like modern humans

January 22, 2015

Pre-Homo human ancestral species, such as Australopithecus africanus, used human-like hand postures much earlier than was previously thought

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Material Sciences . Structural Biology

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Collagen: powerful workout with water

January 22, 2015

Collagen fibres not only passively support bone, tendons and ligaments, but also actively contract [more]

Cell Biology . Neurosciences

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From stem cell to nerve cell in a few weeks

January 22, 2015

Max Planck researchers observe stem cells in the living brain [more]

Cell Biology

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Optogenetics makes sterile mice fertile again

January 20, 2015

Researchers control swimming behaviour of sperm with light-sensitive enzyme [more]

Cell Biology . Neurosciences

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Mitosis – the cell nucleus is moving upwards

January 19, 2015

During cell division, cell nuclei have to be positioned at the upper end, so that daughter cells can be built into retina tissue [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Cracking the case

January 02, 2015

Wild chimpanzees select nut-cracking tools taking account of up to five different factors [more]

Cell Biology . Developmental Biology

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New blood stem cells thanks to interferon gamma

December 29, 2014

Signal molecule gives rise to new blood stem cells in embryos [more]

 
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