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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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Cell Biology

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Renal failure: location signals for cell division

April 24, 2015

Researchers identify molecules that help cells to pinpoint their position

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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]

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]

Cell Biology . Structural Biology

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Rhodopsin on track

March 01, 2015

Biological pigment aligns in double rows [more]

Material Sciences . Structural Biology

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Collagen: powerful workout with water

January 22, 2015

Collagen fibres not only passively support bone, tendons and ligaments, but also actively contract [more]

Cell Biology . Neurosciences

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From stem cell to nerve cell in a few weeks

January 22, 2015

Max Planck researchers observe stem cells in the living brain [more]

Cell Biology

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Optogenetics makes sterile mice fertile again

January 20, 2015

Researchers control swimming behaviour of sperm with light-sensitive enzyme [more]

Cell Biology . Neurosciences

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Mitosis – the cell nucleus is moving upwards

January 19, 2015

During cell division, cell nuclei have to be positioned at the upper end, so that daughter cells can be built into retina tissue [more]

 
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