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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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Genetics . Medicine

Mice with mutations for rare human diseases

February 09, 2015

Researchers have developed a new method to reproduce large genomic rearrangements in mice [more]

Neurosciences

New research sheds light on neural circuit development

February 04, 2015

How communication among neurons changes over the course of development [more]

Behavioural Biology . Genetics

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Mapping of the canary genome

February 04, 2015

Hormone sensitive gene regulation in seasonal singing birds [more]

Neurosciences . Physiology

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Fruit flies can indirectly smell antioxidants

January 27, 2015

Fruit flies use olfactory cues to detect healthy antioxidants in their food [more]

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]

 
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