Archive: 03/2/2009

Engineering bouncing babies, one at a time

As hopeful moms-to-be learn, there are important considerations to the successful implantation of a fertilized human egg. A calm environment, regular hormonal injections and the timing of the implantation can all affect the ...

dateMar 02, 2009 in Other
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Doubling a gene in corn results in giant biomass

University of Illinois plant geneticist Stephen Moose has developed a corn plant with enormous potential for biomass, literally. It yields corn that would make good silage, Moose said, due to a greater number of leaves and ...

dateMar 02, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Material success and social failure?

It is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. Likewise, large inequalities of income are often regarded as divisive and corrosive.

dateMar 02, 2009 in Social Sciences
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