Archive: 12/07/2010

Plant 'breathing' mechanism discovered

A tiny, little-understood plant pore has enormous implications for weather forecasting, climate change, agriculture, hydrology, and more. A study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, with ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Arsenic shows promise as cancer treatment, study finds

Miss Marple notwithstanding, arsenic might not be many people's favorite chemical. But the notorious poison does have some medical applications. Specifically, a form called arsenic trioxide has been used as a therapy for ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Cancer
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Double-teaming a whole-genome hunt

By inspecting the sequence of all 3 billion "letters" that make up the genome of a single person affected with a rare, inherited disorder, a Johns Hopkins and Duke University team ferreted out the single genetic mutation ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Genetics
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