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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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Astronomy

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Stellar emybros in dust cocoons

March 21, 2013

Astronomers find the youngest known protostars yet [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Lifetime fertility on the rise

March 21, 2013

The trend of falling cohort birth rates reverses: Women born in the 1970s will finally have more babies than previous cohorts [more]

Astrophysics

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Planck reveals an almost perfect Universe

March 21, 2013

Planck measures the Universe - detailed all-sky map of the cosmic background radiation confirms standard cosmological model but also finds deviations [more]

Infection Biology . Structural Biology

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Bacteria with vuvuzelas

March 20, 2013

Microbes use a channel protein as a syringe for toxins [more]

Structural Biology

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New insight into biochemical methane production

March 20, 2013

Cryo-electron microscopy images reveal the structure of a hydrogenase used by archaebacteria to split hydrogen to produce methane [more]

Cell Biology . Complex Systems

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Amoebae that keep the beat

March 20, 2013

Even miniscule changes in their environment can cause the cytoskeleton of the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum to oscillate [more]

Neurosciences . Physiology

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Transistor in the fly antenna

March 18, 2013

Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity [more]

Cell Biology . Medicine . Neurosciences

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Fasting time for tumour cells

March 14, 2013

Scientists cut off cancer cells' supply of nutrients [more]

 
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