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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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Medicine . Neurosciences

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One gene hampers learning

April 01, 2015

Learning disabilities commonly found in Wiedemann-Steiner Syndrome can now be investigated in the lab [more]

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]

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]

Medicine

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Nature’s pharmacy – plant-based active substance kills renal cancer cells

March 17, 2015

Extracted from the Phyllanthus engleri tree, englerin A kills the cancer cells by increasing their calcium concentration [more]

Cell Biology . Medicine

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The magic of wound healing

March 05, 2015

The protein merlin regulates collective cell movement, promoting effective and rapid wound healing [more]

Genetics . Medicine

Seven genes for X-linked intellectual disability

February 13, 2015

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

Medicine

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Acetic acid inhibits insulin secretion

February 10, 2015

Acetate receptor inhibitors could improve diabetes therapy [more]

 
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