Kavli News

09/15/2011

Arthur Horwich, Sterling Professor of Genetics & Pediatrics, received the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation for his work on the process of protein folding, or formation.

09/12/2011

Optofluidics, manipulating light and fluids on a single chip, could lead to improved green technology, solar-powered bioreactors.

09/08/2011

The EXO team announced yesterday at a conference in Munich that, according to their measurements of two-neutrino double-beta decay in Xe-136, an isotope of xenon, the half-life of the process clocks in at 2.11 x 10^21 years.

09/02/2011

Research may help explain how galaxies take in matter and give off energetic radiation.

09/02/2011

At its national meeting, the American Chemical Society's Kavli Foundation Innovation in Chemistry Lecture focused on the unexpected loss of ozone over the Arctic this past winter.

09/01/2011

Using X-ray, radio, and gamma-ray observations of a distant galaxy, a multinational team of astrophysicists has seen perhaps the first live instance of the turning on of a powerful jet from a supermassive black hole.

08/12/2011

Researchers performed the first recordings of prefrontal cortical (PFC) neurons from aged monkeys performing a spatial working memory task. They found a marked, age-related reduction in the persistent network firing that is essential for working memory, the building block of higher cognition.

08/10/2011

Using a combination of experimental observations, biological and biophysical manipulations, theory, and computation, researchers at Harvard have shown that a "simple" balance of forces insures the consistent coiling and formation of the human gut.

08/08/2011

A new study published July 27 in the journal Nature shows that the neural networks in the brains of the middle-aged and elderly have weaker connections and fire less robustly than in youthful ones. Intriguingly, note the scientists, the research suggests that this condition is reversible.

08/05/2011

Researchers have reliably read out two electron spins, the elementary qubit building blocks for one day creating a super-fast quantum computer.

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