Archive: 02/23/2010

Cloned sorghum is aluminum tolerant

(PhysOrg.com) -- Leon Kochian and colleagues have cloned a unique sorghum gene that is being used to develop sorghum lines that can withstand toxic levels of aluminum in the soil, a consequence of acidic soils.

Feb 23, 2010
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Dalai Lama to 'tweet' on Tibet

The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has joined micro-blogging service Twitter, attracting over 55,000 followers in just two days.

Feb 23, 2010
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Mayo oral cancer study shows full tumor genome

Mayo Clinic researchers along with collaborators from Life Technologies are reporting on the application of a new approach for sequencing RNA to study cancer tumors. Their findings from a proof-of-principle study on oral ...

Feb 23, 2010
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Protecting the brain from a deadly genetic disease

Huntington's disease (HD) is a cruel, hereditary condition that leads to severe physical and mental deterioration, psychiatric problems and eventually, death. Currently, there are no treatments to slow down or stop it. ...

Feb 23, 2010
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Do recreational drugs make us fail to remember?

Have you ever forgotten to post an important letter or let an appointment slip your mind? A new study from UK researchers suggests that for those who regularly use ecstasy or other recreational drugs, this kind of memory ...

Feb 23, 2010
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