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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

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A temperature below absolute zero

January 04, 2013

Atoms at negative absolute temperature are the hottest systems in the world [more]

Astronomy

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Carbon in Vesta's craters

January 03, 2013

Large impacts of asteroids may have transferred carbonaceous material to the protoplanet and inner solar system [more]

Structural Biology

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Fighting sleeping sickness with X-ray lasers

December 21, 2012

Structure analysis of the trypanosomal protein Cathepsin B is among the scientific breakthroughs of 2012 [more]

Astronomy . Astrophysics

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Germany joins the SKA Organisation

December 20, 2012

The Board of Directors of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation has approved Germany, represented by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, as the tenth member of the organisation to participate in the detailed design of the SKA telescope. [more]

Microbiology

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Not without my microbes

December 20, 2012

After metamorphosis European forest cockchafers benefit from the same bacterial symbionts housed during their larval stage [more]

Microbiology

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Achilles' heel of pathogenic bacteria discovered

December 17, 2012

Max Planck researchers find promising new target for antibiotics [more]

Developmental Biology . Genetics

Reproduction and life span are intertwined

December 17, 2012

Removing a roundworm's germ cells prolongs the animal's life [more]

Astrophysics . Plasma Physics . Quantum Physics

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Hot iron in the cosmos

December 16, 2012

A precision experiment has provided details of the X-ray emissions from highly ionised iron, advancing our understanding of black holes and supernovae [more]

 
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