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Road signs and traffic signals on DNA

The DNA genomes of organisms whose cells possess nuclei are packaged in a highly characteristic fashion. Most of the DNA is tightly wrapped around protein particles called nucleosomes, which are connected to each other by flexible DNA segments, like pearls on a necklace. This arrangement plays a major role in deciding which genes are actively expressed, and thus which proteins can be synthesized in a given cell. Researchers have recently developed a model which explains the distribution of nucleosomes around the functionally crucial transcription start sites.

Aug 23rd, 2010

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Schichten bauen mit dem Atombaukasten

Experten der Molekularstrahlexpitaxie sind die Legobauer unter den Halbleiterphysikern. Sie koennen Atomschichten so gleichmaessig zusammenbauen, als waeren es die beruehmten Plastikbausteine.

Aug 20th, 2010

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Imec makes significant contribution to the 2010 IEDM meeting

A record number of 16 papers with imec authors has been accepted for this year's IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), being held Dec 6 - 8 in San Francisco. Both ITRS-related as well as More-than-Moore-related research papers have been accepted.

Aug 19th, 2010

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