Archive: 22/04/2008

Photoluminescence in nano-needles

Silicon is the workhorse among semiconductors in electronics. But in opto-electronics, where light signals are processed along with electronic signals, a semiconductor that is capable of emitting light is needed, which silicon ...

dateApr 22, 2008 in Nanophysics
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Scientists clarify a mechanism of epigenetic inheritance

Although letters representing the three billion pairs of molecules that form the “rungs” of the helical DNA “ladder” are routinely called the human “genetic code,” the DNA they comprise transmits traits across ...

dateApr 22, 2008 in
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Nurture over nature

Score one for the nurture side of the nature vs. nurture debate, as North Carolina State University geneticists have shown that environmental factors such as lifestyle and geography play a large role in whether certain genes ...

dateApr 22, 2008 in Genetics
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