Archive for molecular behavior

february 2015

Decoding sugar addiction
“Separate neural circuits control sugar cravings and healthy eating”
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT —  January 29, 2015

DNA nanoswitches reveal how life’s molecules connect
“nanoscale tool made from strands of DNA…can detect and report how molecules behave”
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering —  January 29, 2015

Epigenetic Breakthrough: A first of its kind tool to study the histone code
“Scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill have created a new way to investigate epigenetic mechanisms…”
UNC School of Medicine — February 9, 2015

RNA: The unknotted strand of life
“…unlike other biopolymers, RNA, the long strand that is ‘cousin’ to DNA, tends not to form knots”
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) — February 2, 2015

time

Does time pass?
“Philosopher Brad Skow’s new book says it does — but not in the way you may think”
Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office — January 28, 2015

nanopore technology

DNA ‘cage’ could improve nanopore technology
Brown University — February 10, 2015

accelerating subatomic particles

Particles accelerate without a push
“New analysis shows a way to self-propel subatomic particles, extend the lifetime of unstable isotopes”
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office — January 20, 2015

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