Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 08, 2003
Neural development in time and space
A team of international scientists has identified a set of molecules that instructs immature neural progenitor cells ('neural stem cells') in the developing brain to produce different types of neurons at different times.

Fast food and 'the tube': a combo for heart disease risk
Eating fast food and watching TV add up to a high risk for obesity and diabetes, according to a study reported today at the American Heart Association's 43rd Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.

Simple optoelectronic devices based on silver nanoclusters perform logic operations
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated a new type of nanometer-scale optoelectronic device that performs addition and other complex logic operations, is simple to fabricate and produces optical output that can be read without electrical contacts.
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