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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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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]

Quantum Physics

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A light switch for fast electronics

December 14, 2012

Extremely brief and intense laser pulses can switch fused silica (quartz) from an insulator to a conductor and back again ­within quadrillionths of a second.

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Astronomy . Astrophysics . Chemistry

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Physical constant passes the alcohol test

December 13, 2012

Fundamental properties of molecules have not changed during the past seven billion years [more]

Climate Research . Earth Sciences

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Global carbon dioxide emissions reach new record high

December 12, 2012

New meta-analysis results indicate that 2-degree target is unlikely to be met [more]

Cultural Studies . Social and Behavioural Sciences

Propaganda with feeling – music as an instrument of social purpose

December 11, 2012

Scientists study the emotions triggered by music through the ages [more]

Neurosciences . Physiology

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A direct line through the brain to avoid rotten food

December 06, 2012

Odour activation of a dedicated neural pathway by geosmin activates a hard-wired avoidance response in the fly [more]

 
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