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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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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]

Astronomy

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Dawn reaches Ceres

March 09, 2015

Dawn space probe captured by the dwarf planet’s gravitational field [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]

Astronomy

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Mars – the blue and red planet

March 09, 2015

At least 20 percent of Mars was once covered with water [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]

Evolutionary Biology

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Handy man reborn

March 04, 2015

Digital makeover of iconic human fossil sheds light on human origins [more]

Astronomy

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24/7 monitoring of Ceres kicks off

March 04, 2015

On 6 March, NASA’s Dawn space probe will be captured by the gravitational field of the dwarf planet [more]

Evolutionary Biology . Linguistics

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A massive migration from the steppe brought Indo-European languages to Europe

March 02, 2015

4,500 years ago, humans migrated from the Eurasian steppe to Central Europe and thus may have contributed to the spread of the Indo-European languages [more]

 
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