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Bacterial Genes Improve Plant Growth

May 17, 2010 4:36 am | News | Comments

To find out what makes microbe-plant interactions “tick,” scientists decoded the genome of a plant-dwelling microbe they’d previously shown could increase plant growth by 40%.  

Grazinglands Influence On Greenhouse Gas

May 17, 2010 4:32 am | News | Comments

Grazinglands represent one of the largest land resources in the world, yet their role as net sinks or sources of greenhouse gases is essentially unknown.  

Calcium May Prevent Obesity

May 17, 2010 4:23 am | News | Comments

New research suggests that not getting enough calcium in the earliest days of life could have a more profound, lifelong impact on bone health and perhaps even obesity than previously thought.

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Trained Bacteria Cleans Up Pesticides

May 17, 2010 4:19 am | News | Comments

Scientists reprogrammed an innocuous strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli to "seek and destroy" the molecules of an herbicide called atrazine.  

Med pouch helps protect infants from HIV(15)

May 14, 2010 5:51 pm | by Futurity | News | Comments

DUKE (US)-By using medications packaged just like fast-food ketchup, HIV-positive mothers in developing countries can more easily provide protection to newborn babies born at...

Male contraceptive that comes with a zap!(11)

May 14, 2010 5:51 pm | by Futurity | News | Comments

UNC CHAPEL HILL (US)-Some might call it the Holy Grail of reproductive science: developing a long-term, inexpensive, completely reversible, and nonhormonal male contraceptive. That’s...

Virtual appearance matters to men(9)

May 14, 2010 5:51 pm | by Futurity | News | Comments

INDIANA U. (US)-In a recent study, men’s decisions were strongly affected by certain appearance aspects of computer-generated women, such as jerky movements, while women’s...

Findings weaken autism theory

May 14, 2010 7:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

NYU (US)-The mirror neuron system, which is thought to play a central role in social communications, appears to respond normally in individuals with autism. The finding counters theories...

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Final liftoff today for space shuttle Atlantis

May 14, 2010 6:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

U. COLORADO (US)-The launch today from Kennedy Space Center is expected to be the last one for space shuttle Atlantis, marking the end of a career that includes 32 space missions-covering...

HPLC Syringe Line Ensures Precise Fit

May 14, 2010 5:59 am | News | Comments

Hamilton Co. introduces a new line of rugged syringes specially designed for optimal performance and long life in Spark Holland HPLC autosamplers.

First UPLC Database Boosts Biopharm

May 14, 2010 5:03 am | News | Comments

Waters Corp. and Ireland's National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training announced a collaboration that will create the world's first database for glycan analysis by UltraPerformance Liquid Chromatography. 

Dangerous Species Invade Western Waters

May 14, 2010 5:00 am | News | Comments

An aggressive, invasive aquatic organism that is on the Oregon’s most dangerous species list has been discovered in both Winchester Bay and Coos Bay, and scientists say this “colonial tunicate” has serious economic and environmental implications.

Building Blocks Reconstruct Organs

May 14, 2010 4:51 am | News | Comments

One major obstacle for building new organs to replace damaged livers and other body parts is getting cells grown in a lab dish to form 3-D shapes instead of flat layers—until now. 

Researchers Surround Supercell Storms

May 14, 2010 4:43 am | News | Comments

Scientists teamed together for the first interception of a "supercell" thunderstorm by an unmanned aircraft system.  

The Laser Celebrates 50 Years

May 14, 2010 4:35 am | News | Comments

Theodore Maiman made the first laser operate on May 16, 1960 at the Hughes Research Laboratory in California, by shining a high-power flash lamp on a ruby rod with silver-coated surfaces.  

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