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Old 10-07-2011, 11:51 AM   #475
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Shine light on graphene, make electricity.
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-...-response.html
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MIT researchers found that shining light on a sheet of graphene, treated so that it had two regions with different electrical properties, creates a temperature difference that, in turn, generates a current.
Holy sh!t: Liver cells turned into fully functioning neurons
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Fully mature liver cells from laboratory mice have been transformed directly into functional neurons by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The switch was accomplished with the introduction of just three genes and did not require the cells to first enter a pluripotent state. It is the first time that cells have been shown to leapfrog from one fundamentally different tissue type to another.
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-1...technique.html
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