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Fluorescent probes light up cancerous tumors

Building on his Nobel Prize-winning work creating fluorescent proteins that light up the inner workings of cells, a team of researchers led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Roger Tsien, PhD, professor of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego and the Moores UCSD Cancer Center has developed biological probes that can stick to and light up tumors in mice.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2010

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Von der Siliziumtechnik zur molekularen Elektronik

Forscher am Institut fuer Halbleitertechnik an der Technischen Universitaet Braunschweig entwickeln gemeinsam mit Kollegen an der Universitaet Princeton (New Jersey, USA) und an der TU Muenchen neuartige Bauelemente fuer zukuenftige Computerchip-Generationen.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2010

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Surface science goes inorganic

A collaboration between researchers at Northwestern University's Center for Catalysis and scientists at Oxford University has produced a new approach for understanding surfaces, particularly metal oxide surfaces, widely used in industry as supports for catalysts.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2010

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Photons led astray

An international team headed by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light has used polarized light - light waves which oscillate in a particular plane - to design a simple model for a quantum physical random walk.

Posted: Feb 16th, 2010

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