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MaxPlanckApp

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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Developmental Biology

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How the zebrafish gets its stripes

August 28, 2014

Max Planck scientists uncover how beautiful colour patterns can develop in animals [more]

Astrophysics

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Looking into the heart of a stellar explosion

August 27, 2014

Max Planck researchers observe gamma-ray lines from a type Ia supernova [more]

Quantum Physics

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Squeezed quantum communication

August 26, 2014

New prospects for secure data traffic: Light in particularly sensitive quantum states can be transmitted through the atmosphere [more]

Medicine . Neurosciences

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Potential therapy for incurable Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

August 26, 2014

Researchers discover new treatment approach for this hereditary neurological disorder [more]

Astronomy

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Looking for a landing site

August 25, 2014

Researchers select five areas on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet where Philae could touch down. [more]

Astronomy

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Two dynamos drive Jupiter’s magnetic field

August 20, 2014

Max Planck researchers use computer simulations to penetrate deep into the interior of the giant planet [more]

Chemistry . Structural Biology

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Solar fuels as generated by nature

August 20, 2014

Thanks to new insights into the details of photosynthetic water splitting, the prospects for the development of clean fuels based on water and sunlight are improving [more]

Astronomy

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Swirling electrons in the whirlpool galaxy

August 20, 2014

The LOFAR radio telescope observes cosmic particles and magnetic fields in the galaxy M51 [more]

 
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