Archive: 03/09/2010

Hope for arthritis patients in fat tissue

( -- A recent discovery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine -- that adult stem cells collected from fat tissue can be converted to cells that will grow cartilage tissue -- has focused one Arizona ...

dateSep 03, 2010 in Medical research
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Corn lines resist fungal toxins

( -- Corn germplasm lines developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are scoring high marks in field trials for resistance to aflatoxin produced by Aspergilllus flavus and A. parasiticus fungi.

dateSep 03, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Moving toward greener chemistry

Phosphorus, a mineral element found in rocks and bone, is a critical ingredient in fertilizers, pesticides, detergents and other industrial and household chemicals. Once phosphorus is mined from rocks, getting it into these ...

dateSep 03, 2010 in Materials Science
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Researchers identify genes associated with asthma

( -- Yale University researchers have identified three genes containing genetic variations that appear to increase a child's risk of developing asthma. The findings will be published in three separate journals: ...

dateSep 03, 2010 in Genetics
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