Archive: 12/01/2008

Tool helps identify gene function in soybeans

In the race for bioengineered crops, sequencing the genome could be considered the first leg in a multi-leg relay. Once the sequence is complete, the baton is passed forward to researchers to identify genes' functions. A ...

Dec 01, 2008 not rated yet 0

Prostate cancer spurs new nerves

Prostate cancer โ€“ and perhaps other cancers โ€“ promotes the growth of new nerves and the branching axons that carry their messages, a finding associated with more aggressive tumors, said researchers from Baylor College ...

Dec 01, 2008 4.7 / 5 (3) 1

Immune cells reveal fancy footwork

Our immune system plays an essential role in protecting us from diseases, but how does it do this exactly? Dutch biologist Suzanne van Helden discovered that before dendritic cells move to the lymph nodes they lose their ...

Dec 01, 2008 not rated yet 0

Rivers are carbon processors, not inert pipelines

Microorganisms in rivers and streams play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle that has not previously been considered. Freshwater ecologist Dr. Tom Battin, of the University of Vienna, told a COST ESF Frontiers of Science ...

Dec 01, 2008 4.5 / 5 (14) 5