Archive: 11/05/2007

'TRAP' preserves genetic properties of popular geranium

Reseachers at The Ohio State University have demonstrated that Target Region Amplification Polymorphism, or TRAP, is an effective method for preserving the important genetic diversity of ornamental flower collections.

Nov 05, 2007
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How sweet is it?

We love it fresh, canned and frozen. It's grown in every state, and according to a recent study published by the American Society of Horticultural Science, adds up to a whopping $807 million per year industry in the U.S. ...

Nov 05, 2007
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Computers learn art appreciation

A new program developed in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Haifa enables computers to "know" if an artwork is a Leonardo da Vinci original or the work of a less well-known artist. Using computer vision ...

Nov 05, 2007
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New fluorescent label sheds light on brain diseases

In an advance that may speed progress toward new diagnostic tests for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (AD), scientists in New York are reporting development of the first direct method for measuring a ...

Nov 05, 2007
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Delayed angioplasty -- big bucks, no bang

In a subset of patients suffering heart attack, adding stents to clot-busting medical therapy after the optimal treatment window ends isn't justified, say researchers from Duke University Medical Center.

Nov 05, 2007
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Researchers discover new hemoglobin function

A team of researchers from Wake Forest University, the National Institutes of Health and other institutions has discovered a previously undetected chemical process within the oxygen-carrying molecule hemoglobin that could ...

Nov 05, 2007
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U.S. nearly free from weevil threat

There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for a $2.4 billion program aimed at eradicating weevils throughout the United States, it was reported.

Nov 05, 2007
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