molecular circuit

molecular circuit

[mə′lek·yə·lər ′sər·kət]
(electronics)
A circuit in which the individual components are physically indistinguishable from each other.
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The study, led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, identifies a new molecular circuit that controls longevity in yeast and more complex organisms and suggests a therapeutic intervention that could mimic the lifespan-enhancing effect of caloric restriction, no dietary restrictions necessary.
we have uncovered a fundamentally new molecular circuit involved in mammalian cell polarity and bacterial infection.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists demonstrated the transduction of optical radiation to electrical current in a molecular circuit.
Molecular circuit components are potentially more versatile than existing microelectronics, and may lead to reduced cost and lower power consumption.
Topics include a VHDL core for intrinsic evolution of discrete time filters with signal feedback, non-evolvable indirectly replicating nanorobots with self- assembling parts, complexity metrics for self-monitoring impact sensing networks, and molecular circuit design.
AAK-2 is part of a molecular circuit that is very similar in both species, suggesting that AMP-1 may also regulate aging in humans.
Iliopoulos and his colleagues found that in mice given a carcinogenic chemical, DEN, liver cancer was initiated by the activation of a molecular circuit that sets up an inflammatory state in the cells, leading to cancer.
Signal transduction pathways respond to different environmental conditions; they are like molecular circuits that detect and integrate diverse external signals to alter gene transcription.
In other presentations, researchers will show how to strengthen and lighten materials by reverse-engineering natural structures like wood, grass, bone, and reveal how photovoltaic devices can be improved by imitating photosynthetic molecular circuits.
Before we can beat silicon electronics, we must find new ways of making molecular circuits.
Nano-enabled molecular circuits will marry with silicon until you get to a pure molecular play" for instance, and then processes will emerge for "effective laser-printing and integrating circuits with nano-scale objects.
But he is also confident, that it represents a first step towards proper integrated molecular circuits.
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