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You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version. [more]

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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Which dot will they hunt?

December 15, 2014

Prey is recognised even by the zebrafish retina [more]

Physiology

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Toxic fruits hold the key to reproductive success

December 09, 2014

A dopamine precursor in the toxic fruits of the morinda tree increases fertility in female Drosophila sechellia flies [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Genes for speciation

December 09, 2014

Regions in the genome cause infertility in some hybrids of house mouse subspecies [more]

Genetics

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Obesity – like father, like son

December 04, 2014

Fruit flies pass down changes in their metabolism from father to son [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Observing small animals from space will soon be reality

December 03, 2014

The ambitious and globally unique ICARUS project receives funding from ROSKOSMOS [more]

Structural Biology

The ryanodine receptor: calcium channel in muscle cells

December 02, 2014

Scientists decode the three-dimensional structure of the calcium channel with unprecedented accuracy [more]

Medicine

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Tailor-made pharmaceuticals as basis for novel antidepressants

December 02, 2014

SAFit-ligands provide the foundation for a mechanistically novel treatment of stress-related psychiatric disorders [more]

Microbiology . Physiology

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The nutritionists within

December 02, 2014

Firebugs depend on gut bacteria for vitamin supply [more]

 
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