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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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Neurosciences

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Open road to the circuit diagram of the brain

April 13, 2015

Staining method brings the reconstruction of all nerve cells and their connections within reach [more]

Cell Biology . Neurosciences . Structural Biology

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Optogenetics: Sodium pump could act as light switch

April 10, 2015

The structure of the light-driven ion pump KR2 may provide a blueprint for new optogenetic tools [more]

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]

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]

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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Neurosciences

New research sheds light on neural circuit development

February 04, 2015

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

 
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