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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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Evolutionary Biology

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Genetic admixture in southern Africa

January 17, 2013

Ancient Khoisan lineages survive in contemporary Bantu groups [more]

Evolutionary Biology . Neurosciences

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The neurobiological consequence of predating or grazing

January 17, 2013

Scientists from Tuebingen compare neuronal network connections in two worm species [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Gene flow from India to Australia about 4,000 years ago

January 14, 2013

Long before Europeans settled in Australia humans had migrated from the Indian subcontinent to Australia and mixed with Australian aborigines [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Clamorous city blackbirds

January 11, 2013

Birds can sing louder at higher frequencies and thereby make themselves heard in traffic noise [more]

Ecology . Microbiology

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Bugs need symbiotic bacteria to exploit plant seeds

January 09, 2013

Mid-gut microbes help insects in processing their food [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Particles of crystalline quartz wear away teeth

January 09, 2013

Study questions informative value of dental microwear for dietary habits of extinct species [more]

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]

 
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