Archive: 05/12/2008

Precise Alignment to Quantum Dots

“Precise lithographic alignment to site-controlled quantum dots is of major importance for numerous nano-photonic, nano-electronic and nano-spintronic devices,” Sven Höfling tells PhysOrg.com.

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Study: Kids think eyeglasses make other kids look smart

Young children tend to think that other kids with glasses look smarter than kids who don’t wear glasses, according to a new study. Children between the ages of 6 and 10 who were surveyed for the study also thought that ...

May 12, 2008
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Identifying abnormal protein levels in diabetic retinopathy

Researchers in Massachusetts are reporting an advance in bridging huge gaps in medical knowledge about the biochemical changes that occur inside the eyes of individuals with diabetic retinopathy (DR) — a ...

May 12, 2008
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New clues to how proteins dissolve and crystallize

In the late 19th century the Czech scientist Franz Hofmeister observed that some salts (ionic compounds) aided the solution of proteins in egg white, some caused the proteins to destabilize and precipitate, ...

May 12, 2008
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Are anxiety disorders all in the mind?

Using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), researchers in The Netherlands were able to detect biochemical differences in the brains of individuals with generalized social anxiety disorder (also known as social ...

May 12, 2008
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Can feces save the species?

It’s a tough job, but somebody, or at least some dogs, have to do it. In the Cerrado region of Brazil, four dogs trained to detect animal feces by scent are helping researchers monitor rare and threatened wildlife such ...

May 12, 2008
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Face-to-face or Facebook?

Can online networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, help new students settle into university social and academic life and minimise the chance of them withdrawing from their courses?

May 12, 2008
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Human aging gene found in flies

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have found a fast and effective way to investigate important aspects of human ageing. Working at the University of Oxford and The Open ...

May 12, 2008
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