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New tool isolates RNA within specific cells

A team of University of Oregon biologists, using fruit flies, has created a way to isolate RNA from specific cells, opening a new window on how gene expression drives normal development and disease-causing breakdowns.

Posted: May 18th, 2009

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Enabling graphene-based technology via chemical functionalization

While the physics of graphene has been thoroughly explored, chemical functionalization of graphene has proven to be elusive. Now researchers at Northwestern University have identified conditions for chemically functionalizing graphene with the organic semiconductor perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic-dianhydride (PTCDA).

Posted: May 17th, 2009

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The future is bright for novel light sources

Writing in the journal Nature,scientists describe the future of OLEDs as 'bright, not only because of their high illumination quality, but also because their outstanding efficiencies will help to reduce our carbon footprint'.

Posted: May 15th, 2009

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