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MaxPlanckApp

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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Medicine

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Gene regulates healing process after myocardial infarction

March 25, 2015

Reg3beta controls wound-healing process in the myocardium by attracting immune cells to the infarct tissue [more]

Cognitive Science . Neurosciences

Leaders and their followers tick in sync

March 24, 2015

Leaders of a group synchronize their brain activity with that of their followers during communication [more]

Medicine

On the way to a new tuberculosis vaccine

March 23, 2015

VPM1002 is being tested in clinical trials as a tuberculosis vaccine in newborns and as a drug against cancer of the bladder [more]

Medicine

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Tuberculosis research takes off

March 23, 2015

Scientists call for a global strategy for the development of new tuberculosis vaccines [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Protein is the clue to solving a Darwinian mystery

March 18, 2015

Bone collagen sequences prove that South American native ungulates are closely related to horses, rhinos and tapirs but not to elephants [more]

Ecology

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Leaf odor attracts Drosophila suzukii

March 18, 2015

Beta-cyclocitral is highly attractive to fruit crop pest [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Eavesdropping on the forest to monitor wildlife

March 18, 2015

Researchers develop a novel passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) method for the automated detection of chimpanzees and two monkey species [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Artificial night lighting causes birds to sing earlier

March 17, 2015

Light pollution influences the seasonal start of bird vocalisations [more]

 
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