Archive: 07/24/2006

'Friend' protein keeps nerve signals in check

Among the many thousands of proteins in the cell, some are essential players while some are "hangers-on." The neuronal protein syntaxin is essential. Without it, you die. A more recently discovered protein called tomosyn ...

Jul 24, 2006 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Superheating Nanoparticles

“For quite a long time people have been measuring the melting points of small particles,” Shaun Hendy tells PhysOrg.com. “They’ve found that the melting point decreases and this decrease is in inverse proportion to the ...

Jul 24, 2006 4.3 / 5 (31) 0 feature

Want to lose weight? Try sleeping more

If you want to lose weight, get more sleep. In a new article appearing in the current issue of Obesity Reviews, University of Michigan researcher Michael Sivak presents calculations showing that replacing one hour of ina ...

Jul 24, 2006 3.6 / 5 (47) 0

Glass fibers instead of copper cables

Semiconductor technology is expensive. Novel optical microchips made of plastic are set to bring down the price of fiber-optic technology in future. Personal fiber-optic connections for private individuals ...

Jul 24, 2006 3.3 / 5 (47) 0