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Intercepting neuronal transmissions with a genetically encoded fluorescent sensor

The nervous system's circuitry is linked together via intercellular junctions known as synapses, and signal transmission across these connections depends on neurotransmitters?specific chemicals that directly deliver excitatory or inhibitory signals from one neuron to another. Scientists are now able to monitor receptor activity in living cells with unprecedented precision.

Posted: Aug 28th, 2009

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Metallofullerene als Nano-Datenspeicher

Untersuchungen zeigen, dass Metallofullerene geordnete supramolekulare Strukturen mit unterschiedlichen Orientierungen ausbilden. Durch gezielte Manipulation dieser Orientierungen koennten Daten gespeichert und wieder ausgelesen werden.

Posted: Aug 27th, 2009

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NRF grants for Singapore high-tech research

Six project proposals from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have received research funding from the National Research Foundation (NRF), following its second call for proposals under the Proof of Concept (POC) scheme.

Posted: Aug 27th, 2009

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