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Visualization of newly formed synapses with unprecedented resolution

August 11, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

Researchers from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience optimized a spatiotemporally controlled method that induces and visualizes the formation of synapses in cortical neurons – Proper cell-to-cell connection is a fundamental mechanism for normal brain function; abnormal connections result in… Read more »

Wilson et. al, Nature Neuroscience, 2016

New insights into neural computations in cerebral cortex

June 13, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

Study by Max Planck Florida scientists points to an active role for dendrites in cortical processing – Dendrites are the tree-like extensions from neurons that serve as the main location for synapses—the junctions that neurons use to communicate with each… Read more »

Lee et. al, Nature, 2016

From retina to cortex: An unexpected division of labor

April 27, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

Neurons in our brain do a remarkable job of translating sensory information into reliable representations of our world that are critical to effectively guide our behavior. The parts of the brain that are responsible for vision have long been center… Read more »

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MPFI Honored with Lifees Award at eMerge Americas in Miami

April 22, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

Award Recognizes MPFI’s Commitment to Helping Students Succeed, Industry Grow Miami, FL – The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) recently received the Life Sciences South Florida (LSSF) Lifees Award at eMerge Americas in Miami, which brings together the… Read more »

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DZNE Scientist Gets Most Important Research Award in Germany

December 14, 2015 · by IMPRS-BB

Photo source: DZNE/Laubertphoto Leibniz Prize goes to Frank Bradke Bonn, Germany, December 10th, 2015 – The molecular biologist Frank Bradke (46), group leader at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and professor for neurobiology at the University of Bonn,… Read more »

Monica Montesinos Sam Young, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

New research sheds light on neuronal communication

December 2, 2015 · by IMPRS-BB

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have uncovered a critical molecule that regulates synaptic transmission – Neurons communicate with each other through specialized structures called synapses. – The information is transmitted in the form of synaptic vesicles… Read more »

This is how a neuron from the hippocampus of a rat looks like. The cell and it's extenive processes are visualised using a fluorescent dye, filled via a glass pipette. The glass pipette, with dye, is shown on the left of the cell body. (c) Photo: AG Heinz Beck/Uni Bonn

When the neuron’s doorman allows too much in

November 16, 2015 · by IMPRS-BB

(Above Image) This is what a neuron from the hippocampus of a rat looks like. The cell and it’s extensive processes are visualised using a fluorescent dye, filled via a glass pipette. The glass pipette, with dye, is shown on… Read more »