Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 22, 2007
Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons
A study in Nature Neuroscience online proposes a role for sugar as the hinge that opens a gate in the cell membrane and brings news of nicotine's arrival.

A novel molecular dictator 'with a conscience' discovered
University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have uncovered an important naturally occurring mechanism in the body where

Bending polymers provides spontaneous way to duplicate beauty of nature
There are many objects in nature, such as flowers, that are

Tightly packed molecules lend unexpected strength to nanothin sheet of material
Scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, have discovered the surprising strength of a sheet of nanoparticles that measures just 50 atoms in thickness. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to