Press and Public Relations

Science and Corporate Communication

Here you can find the contact persons in the Press and Public Relations department.
[more]

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.

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]

List is filtered with:

Evolutionary Biology

teaser_image_horizontal

Eavesdropping on the forest to monitor wildlife

March 18, 2015

Researchers develop a novel passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) method for the automated detection of chimpanzees and two monkey species [more]

Behavioural Biology

teaser_image_horizontal

Artificial night lighting causes birds to sing earlier

March 17, 2015

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

Medicine

teaser_image_horizontal

Nature’s pharmacy – plant-based active substance kills renal cancer cells

March 17, 2015

Extracted from the Phyllanthus engleri tree, englerin A kills the cancer cells by increasing their calcium concentration [more]

Material Sciences . Quantum Physics

teaser_image_horizontal

Light: World record in colour

March 13, 2015

A photonic crystal fibre generates light from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared region of the spectrum [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

teaser_image_horizontal

Not every network is a guarantor of professional success for women

March 12, 2015

Actresses that work with diverse, not homogeneous teams, are more successful in their careers [more]

Behavioural Biology . Evolutionary Biology

teaser_image_horizontal

Progeny of old parents have fewer offspring

March 09, 2015

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

Astronomy

teaser_image_horizontal

Dawn reaches Ceres

March 09, 2015

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

Social and Behavioural Sciences

teaser_image_horizontal

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]

 
loading content