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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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Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Framework compounds: metal-organic transformations

April 17, 2015

The mechanosynthesis of cage compounds suitable for storing gases can be monitored in real-time with the help of X-ray powder diffraction [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Nanostructures: customized carbon

April 14, 2015

A new synthesis method produces novel nanostructures from carbon [more]

Quantum Physics

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Artificial crystal: Magnetism in World Cup fever

April 01, 2015

Rydberg atoms can be used to produce magnetic crystals in an optical lattice [more]

Astronomy

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The forces that move stars in galaxies

March 27, 2015

A new mechanism explains the strange orbit of suns in elliptical galactic systems [more]

Astronomy

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A new look at the Sun’s magnetic field

March 26, 2015

Max Planck researchers discover how the strength of a forthcoming activity cycle can be predicted [more]

Astronomy

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Unravelling the mystery of Nova Vul 1670

March 24, 2015

APEX and Effelsberg observations explain bright outburst in 17th Century caused by stellar collision [more]

Astronomy

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How to recognize life on distant planets

March 18, 2015

Astronomers and biologists investigate the colour properties of 137 different microorganisms [more]

Material Sciences . Quantum Physics

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Light: World record in colour

March 13, 2015

A photonic crystal fibre generates light from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared region of the spectrum [more]

 
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