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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.

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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Astrophysics

The Planck satellite

February 09, 2015

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Genetics . Medicine

Mice with mutations for rare human diseases

February 09, 2015

Researchers have developed a new method to reproduce large genomic rearrangements in mice [more]

Cognitive Science

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Learning with all the senses

February 05, 2015

Movements and images facilitate vocabulary learning [more]

Neurosciences

New research sheds light on neural circuit development

February 04, 2015

How communication among neurons changes over the course of development [more]

Cognitive Science

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Listening carefully

February 04, 2015

Brain waves indicate listening challenges in older adults [more]

Behavioural Biology . Genetics

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Mapping of the canary genome

February 04, 2015

Hormone sensitive gene regulation in seasonal singing birds [more]

Astrophysics

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Gamma bubbles of the Milky Way

February 03, 2015

A new method for imaging unravels certain secrets of the galactic anatomy [more]

Climate Research

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Global warming slowdown: No systematic errors in climate models

January 30, 2015

The rate of global warming in the 21st century has been significantly slower than all the models had predicted. Evidently, this was merely due to random variations. [more]

 
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