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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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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]

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 . Evolutionary Biology

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Progeny of old parents have fewer offspring

March 09, 2015

Long-term study in house sparrows shows a transgenerational age effect [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Handy man reborn

March 04, 2015

Digital makeover of iconic human fossil sheds light on human origins [more]

Evolutionary Biology . Linguistics

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A massive migration from the steppe brought Indo-European languages to Europe

March 02, 2015

4,500 years ago, humans migrated from the Eurasian steppe to Central Europe and thus may have contributed to the spread of the Indo-European languages [more]

Evolutionary Biology . Neurosciences

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A gene for brain size - only found in humans

February 26, 2015

Following the traces of evolution: Max Planck Researchers find a key to the reproduction of brain stem cells

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Genetics . Medicine

Seven genes for X-linked intellectual disability

February 13, 2015

Genetic analysis discovers new mutations on the X chromosome [more]

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]

 
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