Archive: 10/1/2008

Nitrogen applied

Combating soil erosion is a primary concern for agricultural producers in the United States, and many have incorporated conservation tillage systems in their effort to maintain a profitable crop output.

Oct 01, 2008
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Structures of important plant viruses determined

Flexible filamentous viruses make up a large fraction of known plant viruses and are responsible for more than half the viral damage to crop plants throughout the world. New details of their structures, which were poorly ...

Oct 01, 2008
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MRI spots DCIS in mice

A new magnetic resonance imaging procedure can detect very early breast cancer in mice, including ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a precursor to invasive cancer. Some of the tumors detected were less than ...

Oct 01, 2008
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Cells that Avoid Suicide May Become Cancerous

( -- When a cell's chromosomes lose their ends, the cell usually kills itself to stem the genetic damage. But University of Utah biologists discovered how those cells can evade suicide and start down the path ...

Oct 01, 2008
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