Archive: 04/03/2010

Can corn be taught to fix its own nitrogen?

Nitrogen fertilization is essential for profitable corn production. It also is a major cost of production and can contribute to degradation of the environment. Is it possible to "teach" corn to fix its own nitrogen, thus ...

dateMar 04, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Phobos flyby success

Mars Express encountered Phobos last night, smoothly skimming past at just 67 km, the closest any manmade object has ever approached Mars' enigmatic moon. The data collected could help unlock the origin of not just Phobos ...

dateMar 04, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Bully galaxy rules the neighborhood (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- In general, galaxies can be thought of as "social" — hanging out in groups and frequently interacting. However, this recent NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image highlights how some galaxies appear to be ...

dateMar 04, 2010 in Astronomy
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A new energy source from the common pea

If harnessing the unlimited solar power of the sun were easy, we wouldn't still have the greenhouse gas problem that results from the use of fossil fuel. And while solar energy systems work moderately well in hot desert climates, ...

dateMar 04, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Different signaling pathways of cholangiocarcinoma

Overexpression of receptor tyrosine kinase Met has frequently been found in cholangiocarcinoma. A research group in Thailand demonstrated that hepatocyte growth factor, a Met ligand, induced invasion and motility and altered ...

dateMar 04, 2010 in Cancer
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