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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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Climate Research

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Global warming slowdown: No systematic errors in climate models

January 30, 2015

The rate of global warming in the 21st century has been significantly slower than all the models had predicted. Evidently, this was merely due to random variations. [more]

Complex Systems

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A smart grid –self-organised simply

January 30, 2015

Electricity supply and demand can be coordinated in an entirely decentralised way with the help of a new type of smart grid control. [more]

Cognitive Science

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Infants create new knowledge while sleeping

January 29, 2015

Sleep improves and structures infant memory [more]

Astronomy

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Rosetta’s profile of a comet

January 28, 2015

Measurement results from ESA’s space probe provide a comprehensive picture of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko [more]

Astronomy

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Kepler-444 has ancient planetary system

January 27, 2015

Space telescope discovers five exoplanets orbiting a star in the constellation of Cygnus

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Neurosciences . Physiology

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Fruit flies can indirectly smell antioxidants

January 27, 2015

Fruit flies use olfactory cues to detect healthy antioxidants in their food [more]

Astrophysics

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New gamma ray sources in Large Magellanic Cloud

January 26, 2015

The H.E.S.S. telescope system discovers three extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way [more]

Neurosciences

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Live broadcast from inside the nerve cell

January 23, 2015

For the first time, Max Planck researchers observe protein degradation in intact brain cells [more]

 
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