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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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Particle Physics . Quantum Physics

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Electron on the scale

February 26, 2014

A measurement of electron mass which is more precise by a factor of 13 could have an impact on the fundamental laws of physics [more]

Astronomy

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Where dwarves collide

February 25, 2014

Studying Andromeda II, astronomers observe where little galaxies come from [more]

Infection Biology . Structural Biology

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Toxic injection with elastic band

February 24, 2014

Scientists discover how Tc toxins inject bacterial toxins [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Nanotechnology in a glass sponge

February 24, 2014

The marine sponge Monorhaphis chuni (M. Chuni) forms a glass filament with a perfect periodic arrangement of nanopores employing a similar method that is used for fabrication of man-made mesoporous nanomaterials [more]

Quantum Physics . Solid State Research

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Quantum computation in diamond

February 19, 2014

Researchers have succeeded in performing a logic operation and error correction in a quantum register made from nuclear spins of the gemstone [more]

Cell Biology . Plant Research

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Plants recycle too

February 14, 2014

Researchers discover new adapter proteins for endocytosis in plants [more]

Developmental Biology . Plant Research

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Gene for dissected leaves

February 14, 2014

Arabidopsis thaliana lost the RCO gene over the course of evolution and thus forms simple leaves [more]

Genetics . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Mixed genes

February 13, 2014

An interactive world map of human genetic history reveals likely genetic impacts of historical events [more]

 
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