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Magnetic vortices with electric sense

In the field of magnetic materials, a rapidly expanding area of study concerns stable nanometer-scale spin arrangements. Spins are the fundamental magnetic entities in solids, and patterns made of several ...

dateAug 17, 2012 in General Physics
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Nanoscale constrictions open up

If people bump into one another too often at a building’s entrance, the owner could opt to build a larger doorway. But physicists from the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Wako have shown that this ...

dateAug 17, 2012 in General Physics
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Seeking a splice for better rice

Every organism produces a staggering variety of molecules, each with its own particular biological function. Complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors determines the production levels for ...

dateJul 13, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Making live cell microscopy affordable

Researchers in Japan have developed a low-intensity light source that allows cell biologists to visualize and handle live cells without destroying them during prolonged exposure. In addition to laying the ...

dateJul 13, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Making sense of molecular fragments

(Phys.org) -- Data from high-throughput next generation sequencers (NGS) and genome tiling arrays have greatly enhanced scientists’ ability to recreate RNA molecular structures, which is vital to disease ...

dateJun 29, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Fast and sensitive flu tracking

A practical means of tracking pandemic flu in the field—using an assay known as RT-SmartAmp—was developed recently by a research team in Japan led by Toshihisa Ishikawa at the RIKEN Omics Science ...

dateJun 15, 2012 in Analytical Chemistry
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