Archive: 04/21/2008

Pathogen virulence proteins suppress plant immunity

Researchers from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech and their colleagues have identified a key function of a large family of virulence proteins that play an important role in the production of infectious ...

Apr 21, 2008
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Cancer cells spread by releasing 'bubbles'

A new fundamental mechanism of how tumour cells communicate has just been discovered by the team of Dr. Janusz Rak at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in collaboration with Dr Guha from ...

Apr 21, 2008
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Boys in the Hood

When first responders and security guards came to the DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s “Tell Us What You Need” table, heading their list was an emergency escape hood worthy of James Bond: a “o ...

Apr 21, 2008
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We are family -- but advertisers often miss the point

Even though most Americans think of themselves as part of a family – and many list “being a family” as a top priority – very little is known about how membership in this collective actually affects consumer decisions, ...

Apr 21, 2008
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Chemists reproduce the rose's 'petal effect'

The lotus flower is nature’s “slip n’ slide,” where water beads skate along each petal’s surface like liquid metal. Now, chemists reveal the ying to the lotus’ frictionless yang: rose petals. Chemists ...

Apr 21, 2008
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