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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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Ecology

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Leaf odor attracts Drosophila suzukii

March 18, 2015

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

Microbiology

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Bacteria network for food

February 23, 2015

Bacteria connect to each other and exchange nutrients

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Microbiology . Physiology

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The nutritionists within

December 02, 2014

Firebugs depend on gut bacteria for vitamin supply [more]

Immunobiology . Infection Biology . Medicine . Microbiology

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New weapon of the immune system discovered

August 13, 2014

Aryl hydrocarbon receptor binds bacterial toxins and initiates their destruction [more]

Complex Systems . Microbiology

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The pirate in the microbe

May 27, 2014

Bacteria do not move entirely randomly as they scout the surface of host cells [more]

Infection Biology . Microbiology

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Life-style determines gut microbes

April 15, 2014

An international team of researchers has for the first time deciphered the intestinal bacteria of present-day hunter-gatherers [more]

Ecology . Microbiology

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Faithful allies since the Cretaceous

April 14, 2014

Symbiosis between beewolves and their protective bacteria originated millions of years ago [more]

Ecology

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One of the last strongholds for Western chimpanzees

April 09, 2014

Liberia is home to the second largest chimpanzee population in West Africa [more]

 
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