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2011-11-28 11:34:16

Scientists have developed a new method of creating nanoporous materials with potential applications in everything from water purification to chemical sensors.

2011-11-21 17:00:00

The Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press announce publication of the first issue of MRS Communications, a new journal serving the international materials research community.

2011-10-26 13:14:02

New research shows how metal surfaces that lack mirror symmetry could provide a novel approach towards manufacturing pharmaceuticals.

2011-10-12 23:11:52

For the first time, scientists have cleanly corrected a human gene mutation in a patient's stem cells.

2011-10-05 14:04:17

A structural variation in a part of the brain may explain why some people are better than others at distinguishing real events from those they might have imagined or been told about.

2011-09-15 12:17:14

Fluctuations of serotonin levels in the brain, which often occur when someone hasn't eaten or is stressed, affects brain regions that enable people to regulate anger.

2011-09-08 20:48:52

A gene responsible for regulating chronic pain, called HCN2, has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge.

Scientists Create Mammalian Cells With Single Chromosome Set
2011-09-08 06:14:18

Researchers have created mammalian cells containing a single set of chromosomes for the first time in research funded by the Wellcome Trust and EMBO.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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