Quantum Dot

  • Neurons with serotonin transporters labeled with quantum dots. (Jerry Chang / Vanderbilt)

    Probing the roots of depression by tracking serotonin regulation at a new level

    An interdisciplinary team of scientists have successfully tagged a protein that regulates the neurotransmitter serotonin with tiny fluorescent beads, allowing them to track the movements of individual molecules for the first time. This capability makes it possible to study the manner in which serotonin regulates mood, appetite and sleep at a new level of detail. Read More

    Jun. 27, 2012

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    Quantum dots brighten the future of lighting

    Vanderbilt researchers have boosted the efficiency of a novel source of white light called quantum dots more than tenfold, making them of potential interest for commercial applications. Read More

    May. 8, 2012