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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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Quantum Physics . Solid State Research

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Indecisive quanta

February 26, 2013

In ytterbium nickel phosphide there is a quantum critical point between the ferromagnetic and non-magnetic states that was previously not thought possible [more]

Ecology

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How the ocean loses nitrogen

February 24, 2013

Scientists identify key factor controlling nitrogen availability in the ocean [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Magnetic pulses disrupt the magnetic sense of robins

February 21, 2013

For their first migratory flight, juvenile birds rely on their genetically inherited internal compass [more]

Ecology . Microbiology

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Rapid changes in the Arctic ecosystem

February 18, 2013

Rapid changes in the Arctic ecosystem from surface to depth during the ice minimum in the summer of 2012 [more]

Material Sciences . Quantum Physics . Solid State Research

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Studying nuclear spin in the nanoworld

February 15, 2013

A new form of NMR technology gives scientists what they need to examine the structure of minute samples [more]

Material Sciences

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The cradle of the nanoparticle

February 13, 2013

A new model facilitates predictions about how nanoparticles form and gives clues about how the process can be controlled [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Blackbirds in the spotlight

February 13, 2013

City birds that experience light at night are ready to breed earlier than their rural cousins [more]

Genetics

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Colon cancer exhibits a corresponding epigenetic pattern in mice and humans

February 07, 2013

Epigenetic investigation of mice can as a result contribute to early diagnosis of cancer in humans [more]

 
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