Archive: 11/12/2010

Tolerating foreign materials in food

An international team of molecular biologists led by RIKEN researchers (Japan) has unraveled key details of the molecular mechanism whereby the body’s immune system determines what to attack among the ...

Nov 12, 2010
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Revealing a missing link

When it comes to genes, it’s definitely possible to have too much of a good thing. Accordingly, mammalian females have a mechanism that randomly inactivates one of the two X sex chromosomes within each ...

Nov 12, 2010
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Using bark to vacuum oil spills

Cleaning up oil spills is a time consuming, difficult process. But a novel approach developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) uses a new kind of vacuum cleaner that blows bark ...

Nov 12, 2010
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Fertility or powdery mildew resistance?

Powdery mildew is a fungus that infects both crop and ornamental plants. Each year, powdery mildew and other plant pathogens cause immense crop loss. Despite decades of intense research, little is known of the plant molecules ...

Nov 12, 2010
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In 100 years, maple sap will flow a month earlier

As the climate warms this century, maple syrup production in the Northeast is expected to slightly decline by 2100, and the window for tapping trees will move earlier by about a month, reports a Cornell study.

Nov 12, 2010
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