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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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Cognitive Science . Social and Behavioural Sciences

Old age is getting younger

March 23, 2015

Older adults today show higher levels of cognitive functioning and well-being than older adults of the same age 20 years ago. This has been found in a collaborative study among several research institutions in Berlin. [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Not every network is a guarantor of professional success for women

March 12, 2015

Actresses that work with diverse, not homogeneous teams, are more successful in their careers [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Family policy must adopt a regional approach

March 09, 2015

The birth rate depends on more than just income and childcare facilities – cultural models also exert an influence [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Children are not for sale

December 08, 2014

Intercountry adoption as a field of conflict: the absence of market characteristics [more]

Cognitive Science . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Don't be an outsider!

November 04, 2014

Very young children imitate their peers to fit in, while great apes tend to stick to their own preferences [more]

Cultural Studies . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Is bigger better?

October 20, 2014

Large-scale technology projects – and their dramatic effects – highlight the role size and scale play in our understanding of the world that surrounds us [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Three hours of life per euro

October 15, 2014

After the fall of the Berlin Wall: additional euros eastern Germans received in benefits from pensions and public health insurance account for higher life expectancy [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

A longer life thanks to reunification

September 09, 2014

Those over 60 benefit most from a longer life thanks to the fall of the Berlin Wall [more]

 
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