Archive: 11/22/2006

Getting to the heart of the heart

Helping to change scientists' thinking about how the heart is formed, investigators at Children's Hospital Boston have identified a type of stem cell that gives rise to at least two different cell types that make up the heart's ...

dateNov 22, 2006 in Medical research
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Zinc plays important role in brain circuitry

To the multitude of substances that regulate neuronal signaling in the brain and spinal cord add a new key player: zinc. By engineering a mouse with a mutation affecting a neuronal zinc target, researchers have demonstrated ...

dateNov 22, 2006 in Medical research
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On the cutting edge: Carbon nanotube cutlery

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado at Boulder have designed a carbon nanotube knife that, in theory, would work like a tight-wire cheese slicer.

dateNov 22, 2006 in Nanophysics
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Researchers shine light on atomic transistor

Researchers from TU Delft and the FOM Foundation (Netherlands) have successfully measured transport through a single atom in a transistor. This research offers new insights into the behaviour of so-called dopant ...

dateNov 22, 2006 in General Physics
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