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The enigma of signaling in olfaction

Dr Jenny Brookes has been awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust. She will work to understand the mystery of olfaction at the London Centre for Nanotechnology.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2009

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Turn your mobile phone into a fluorescence microscope

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are proving that a camera phone can capture far more than photos of people or pets at play. They have now developed a cell phone microscope, or CellScope, that not only takes color images of malaria parasites, but of tuberculosis bacteria labeled with fluorescent markers.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2009

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Developing a successor to flash memory

The race is on for a successor to the popular flash memory used in portable devices. European researchers think they have found a candidate in novel materials combined with a simple, easily fabricated 'crossbar' architecture.

Posted: Jul 21st, 2009

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