Archive: 29/11/2010

A molecular switch for memory and addiction

Learning and memory formation are based on the creation of new connections between neurons in the brain. Also, behaviors such as nicotine addiction manifest themselves in long-term changes of neuronal connectivity and can ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Medical research
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How to soften a diamond

After hundreds of years, German researchers at the Fraunhofer IWM in Freiburg have managed to decode the atomic mechanism behind diamond grinding.

dateNov 29, 2010 in Condensed Matter
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Breeding potatoes with improved properties

It is possible to breed potatoes in such a way that they produce new types of starch for use as a new and improved plant-based raw material in the construction, paper, glue, fodder and food industries. These results are described ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Biotechnology
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