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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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Cell Biology . Genetics

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How a small worm may help the fight against Alzheimer’s

March 13, 2014

N-acetylglucosamine prevents protein aggregation [more]

Astronomy

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The dusty heart of an active galaxy

March 13, 2014

Astronomers observe a dense disk and a bright funnel at the centre of the Circinus galaxy [more]

Quantum Physics

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A brake for spinning molecules

March 13, 2014

The precise control of the rotational temperature of molecular ions opens up new possibilities for laboratory-based astrochemistry [more]

Cultural Studies . Structural Biology

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The mummy cheese

March 11, 2014

Max Planck researchers in Dresden reconstruct a cheese recipe from the Early Bronze Age [more]

Astronomy

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The glory of Venus

March 11, 2014

A rainbow-like light phenomenon observed on Venus cloud tops helps to identify the components of the planet’s acidic cloud cover [more]

Cognitive Science

Why antisocial youths are less able to take the perspective of others

March 11, 2014

Neuroimaging study of social interaction with delinquent adolescents [more]

Neurosciences

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Plumes in the sleeping avian brain

March 05, 2014

Brain activity during slow-wave-sleep differs between mammals and birds [more]

Immunobiology . Medicine

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B-cells aggravate autoimmune diseases

March 04, 2014

Antibody producers regulate the immune response using a recently discovered mechanism [more]

 
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