Scientific Reports #Chemistry: August 2012


A synthetic small molecule for rapid induction of multiple pluripotency genes in mouse embryonic fibroblasts 


Ganesh N. Pandian, Yusuke Nakano, Shinsuke Sato et al.


Cellular reprogramming involves profound alterations in genome-wide gene expression that is precisely controlled by a hypothetical epigenetic code. Small molecules have been shown …


Beam-assisted large elongation of in situ formed Li2O nanowires 


He Zheng, Yang Liu, Scott X. Mao et al.


As an important component of the solid electrolyte interface in lithium ion batteries and an effective blanket breeding material in fusion reactor, the mechanical property of Li2O …


Tuning Charge and Spin Excitations in Zigzag Edge Nanographene Ribbons 


Sudipta Dutta, Katsunori Wakabayashi


Graphene and its quasi-one-dimensional counterpart, graphene nanoribbons, present an ideal platform for tweaking their unique electronic, magnetic and mechanical properties by …


Separation and liquid chromatography using a single carbon nanotube 


Riju Singhal, Vadym N. Mochalin, Maria R. Lukatskaya et al.


Use of a single template-grown carbon nanotube as a separation column to separate attoliter volumes of binary mixtures of fluorescent dyes has been demonstrated. The cylindrical …


Nucleoprotein filament formation is the structural basis for bacterial protein H-NS gene silencing 


Ci Ji Lim, Sin Yi Lee, Linda J. Kenney et al.


H-NS is an abundant nucleoid-associated protein in bacteria that globally silences genes, including horizontally-acquired genes related to pathogenesis. Although it has been shown …


Single-Molecule Electrical Random Resequencing of DNA and RNA 


Takahito Ohshiro, Kazuki Matsubara, Makusu Tsutsui et al.


Two paradigm shifts in DNA sequencing technologies—from bulk to single molecules and from optical to electrical detection—are expected to realize label-free, low-cost DNA …


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