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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 . 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]

Physiology

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Toxic fruits hold the key to reproductive success

December 09, 2014

A dopamine precursor in the toxic fruits of the morinda tree increases fertility in female Drosophila sechellia flies [more]

Microbiology . Physiology

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The nutritionists within

December 02, 2014

Firebugs depend on gut bacteria for vitamin supply [more]

Medicine . Physiology

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Fat feedback

October 24, 2014

Lipids, not calories, trigger a strong Insulin response [more]

Behavioural Biology . Physiology

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Risky metabolism

September 29, 2014

Risk-taking behaviour depends on metabolic rate and temperature in great tits [more]

Physiology . Plant Research

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Playing tag with sugars in the cornfield

September 26, 2014

Armyworms deactivate a maize chemical defense by reattaching a sugar in the opposite configuration [more]

Behavioural Biology . Physiology

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Ready for mating at the right time

August 29, 2014

Researchers identify a pheromone in the urine of male tilapia fish that stimulates spawning in females [more]

Physiology . Plant Research

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Researchers block plant hormone

August 17, 2014

A small molecule inhibits jasmonic acid and helps to explain its effects [more]

 
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