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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 . Astrophysics

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Portrait of a super-Jupiter

November 19, 2012

A discovery in the Andromeda constellation sheds new light on the birth of planets [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Researchers use GPS tracking to monitor crab behaviour

November 15, 2012

Scientists gain new insights into the behaviour of the coconut crab Birgus latro [more]

Neurosciences

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Brain waves make waves

November 14, 2012

Listening abilities depend on rhythms in the brain [more]

Material Sciences . Solid State Research

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Clear view into glass

November 13, 2012

Berlin-based researchers have analysed the atomic structure of amorphous silica [more]

Medicine

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G proteins regulate remodelling of blood vessels

November 13, 2012

Max Planck researchers are investigating the signalling pathways via which the smooth muscle cells of blood vessels react to extracellular changes [more]

Jurisprudence . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Once the conflict is over, solidarity in alliances goes out of the window

November 13, 2012

Anyone who competes or is at war should be careful when entering alliances. Above all this applies when there is booty to be shared afterwards. [more]

Microbiology

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Scientists unravel the mystery of marine methane oxidation

November 12, 2012

Researchers uncover how microorganisms on the ocean floor protect the atmosphere against methane [more]

Material Sciences

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Good connections to molecular electronics

November 09, 2012

Conductance measurements on graphene nanoribbons tell researchers how molecular wires can be optimised [more]

 
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