Opening door to smaller memory devices, microelectronics, and spintronics — ScienceDaily

A research team led by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created a nanoscale “playground” on a chip that simulates the formation of exotic magnetic particles called monopoles. The study — published recently in Science Advances — could unlock the secrets to ever-smaller, more powerful memory devices, microelectronics, and next-generation…

P. falciparum parasites can develop drug resistance by epigenetic changes in clag3 gene expression — ScienceDaily

Resistance to antimalarial drugs is thought to result mainly from changes in the parasite’s genome. However, P. falciparum can also develop resistance to some antimalarial compounds by epigenetic changes, according to a new study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by “la Caixa,” and the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp. This is of concern…

Optical clocks started the calibration of the international atomic time — ScienceDaily

Optical clocks of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, Japan) and LNE-SYRTE (Systemes de Reference Temps-Espace, Observatoire de Paris, Universite PSL, CNRS, Sorbonne Universite, France) evaluated the latest “one second” tick of the International Atomic Time (TAI) and provided these data to the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) to be…

A new study identifies the gene which regulates the production ratio of neurons and support cells during cerebral cortex development — ScienceDaily

Our brain comprises 85 billion nerve cells and just as many so-called glial cells, which work in close contact with the former to guarantee their proper function. All originate from brain stem cells. But what decides when and how many of them become neurons or glial cells? A new study led by the Laboratory of…