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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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Behavioural Biology

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Artificial night lighting causes birds to sing earlier

March 17, 2015

Light pollution influences the seasonal start of bird vocalisations [more]

Behavioural Biology . Evolutionary Biology

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Progeny of old parents have fewer offspring

March 09, 2015

Long-term study in house sparrows shows a transgenerational age effect [more]

Behavioural Biology . Genetics

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Mapping of the canary genome

February 04, 2015

Hormone sensitive gene regulation in seasonal singing birds [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Cracking the case

January 02, 2015

Wild chimpanzees select nut-cracking tools taking account of up to five different factors [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Observing small animals from space will soon be reality

December 03, 2014

The ambitious and globally unique ICARUS project receives funding from ROSKOSMOS [more]

Behavioural Biology . Neurosciences

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Pair bonding reinforced in the brain

October 28, 2014

Zebra finches use their specialised song system for simple communication [more]

Behavioural Biology

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The early chimp gets the fig

October 27, 2014

Wild chimpanzees plan their breakfast time, type and location [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]

 
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