Archive: 16/01/2009

Downadup Worm Hits Over 3.5 Million Computers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Security firm F-Secure has advised that the Downadup worm has spread to more than 3.5 million computers by exploiting a vulnerability Microsoft patched last October. This is achieved by trying to connect ...

dateJan 16, 2009 in Internet weblog
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Possible new hope for crops battling parasitic infection

Scientists from Ghent University and VIB (The Flemisch Institute for Biotechnology) have demonstrated how nematodes, also known as roundworms, manipulate the transport of the plant hormone auxin in order to force the plant ...

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A novel explanation for a floral genetic mystery

Scientists at the University of Jena, Germany have put forth a novel explanation of the evolutionary driving force behind a genetic switching circuit that regulates flower development and survival. The hypothesis, based around ...

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Nanotech safety high on Congress' priority list

The House Science and Technology Committee today introduced legislation that highlights the growing attention on Capitol Hill to the need to strengthen federal efforts to learn more about the potential environmental, health ...

dateJan 16, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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