30 Nov 2012 - 16:09
When the sky is clear and activity on the sun is at its peak, the green and red displays of aurora borealis can be seen as far south as Cork, Ireland, the former research home of Professor Síle Nic...
Type: News Article
The Light-Matter Interactions Unit
30 Nov 2012 - 16:08
Type: Photo
Cooling and Studying Rubidium Atoms - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani
30 Nov 2012 - 16:08
Members of the Light Matter-Interactions Unit use lasers to slow down and cool Rubidium atoms. When an atom slows down, its temperature also decreases. Using this laser cooling method, they are able...
Type: Photo
Light Around a Hollow Sphere - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani
30 Nov 2012 - 16:07
Using a hollow sphere filled with water and light leaking out of an optical nanofiber, members of the Light-Matter Interactions Unit hope to develop biosensors that can detect minute levels of...
Type: Photo
12 Nov 2012 - 11:24
Having spent a good portion of his post-doc career at the University of Miami (UM) in Florida, USA and loving the warm weather, it wasn’t too difficult to sway up-and-coming immunologist Hiroki...
Type: News Article
The World of Immune Cells
12 Nov 2012 - 11:17
Each of these cells plays a part in defending the body against pathogens; in this case, a virus. However, there are even more types of immune cells then the ones included in this illustration....
Type: Photo
8 Nov 2012 - 09:06
In a paper published in the November 7 issue of Neuron, Professor Tomoyuki Takahashi and Dr. Tetsuya Hori,...
Type: News Article
7 Nov 2012 - 12:26
Mechanism of Synaptic Transmission: Chemical neurotransmitter is stored in tiny membrane-enclosed compartments in the nerve terminal called synaptic vesicles.  Upon an electrical signal reaching...
Type: Photo
29 Oct 2012 - 16:47
In a paper to be published in the November 6 print issue of Current Biology, Noriyuki Satoh, head of the...
Type: News Article
Genomic Link Found between All Deuterostomes
29 Oct 2012 - 16:39
Type: Photo
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