Archive: 12/13/2013

History of ethnic foods in the US

A review paper in the January 2014 issue of Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) reveals some interesting statistics about the history of the follow ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Other
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A model grass gets its genomic profile

The grass species known as the purple false brome, Brachypodium distachyon, has great potential as a model plant for research due to its short generation time, small size, small genome and ease of breeding. ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Oregano oil may help sunflower seeds keep longer

Sunflower seeds and sunflower oils have been shown to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease as well as have potential beneficial effects on obesity, bone health, and blood pressure. However their high protein and fat content ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Other
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Probing the inner secrets of nanowires

(Phys.org) —Semiconductor nanowires (NWs) are vanishingly small: NWs from a recent batch made by scientists in PML's Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division measure about 200 nanometers in diameter (less ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Nanophysics
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A molecular toolkit for gene silencing

The team of Johannes Zuber at the IMP in Vienna, Austria, managed to overcome remaining key limitations of RNA interference (RNAi) - a unique method to specifically shut off genes. By using an optimized design, ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Riled up by Elsevier's take-downs? Time to embrace open access journals

The publishing giant Elsevier owns much of the world's academic knowledge, in the form of article copyright. In the past few weeks it has stepped up enforcement of its property rights, issuing "take-down notices" to Academia.edu, where many researchers post PDFs of their articles. ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Other
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Facebook turns to machine learning

"Move fast and break things." That is the Facebook motto plastered all over their California headquarters to remind engineers never to stop innovating. This week, the company moved fast and broke some news ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Internet
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