Archive: 02/18/2008

Researchers probe a DNA repair enzyme

Researchers have taken the first steps toward understanding how an enzyme repairs DNA. Enzymes called helicases play a key role in human health, according to Maria Spies, a University of Illinois biochemistry ...

Feb 18, 2008 4.7 / 5 (6) 0

Is transgenic cotton more profitable?

Transgenic cotton cultivars were planted on almost 93% of U.S. cotton acres in 2007. Transgenic cultivars with pest-managing traits are dual-purpose products. The cultivars produce lint and seed, while the expressed propriety ...

Feb 18, 2008 2.5 / 5 (2) 0

Inventor of sonar ignored by history

Robert Boyle could hardly have foreseen that he would come up with the most important military innovation of the First World War. And yet his story becomes, in the words of historian Rod McLeod, one of the most "fascinating ...

Feb 18, 2008 4.3 / 5 (15) 0