Archive: 31/01/2014

Imaging ferroelectric domains

( —When thin films of ferroelectric materials are grown on single-crystal substrates, they can develop regions of aligned polarization—called "domains"—that often adopt complex patterns. Manipulation of ferroelectric ...

dateJan 31, 2014 in Nanophysics
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A guardian gene for female sex

Researchers at INRA, France, have just uncovered one of the major genes responsible for female differentiation: FOXL2. During normal development, the formation of testes or ovaries in a foetus depends on the presence or absence ...

dateJan 31, 2014 in Biotechnology
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