Archive: 2/11/2008

Detecting tiny twists with a nanomachine

Researchers at Boston University working with collaborators in Germany, France and Korea have developed a nanoscale torsion resonator that measures miniscule amounts of twisting or torque in a metallic nanowire. This device, ...

dateNov 02, 2008 in Bio & Medicine
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Human genes sing different tunes in different tissues

Scientists have long known that it's possible for one gene to produce slightly different forms of the same protein by skipping or including certain sequences from the messenger RNA. Now, an MIT team has shown that this phenomenon, ...

dateNov 02, 2008 in
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