Archive: 10/23/2008

Origin of root offshoots revealed

VIB researchers at Ghent University (Belgium) have discovered the substance that governs the formation of root offshoots in plants, and how it works. Root offshoots are vitally important for plants – and for farmers. Plants ...

Oct 23, 2008 5 / 5 (8) 1

Protein compass guides amoebas toward their prey

(PhysOrg.com) -- Amoebas glide toward their prey with the help of a protein switch that controls a molecular compass, biologists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered.

Oct 23, 2008 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

First gene for clubfoot identified

Clubfoot, one of the most common birth defects, has long been thought to have a genetic component. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report they have found the first gene linked to ...

Oct 23, 2008 5 / 5 (2) 0

Chemists Devise Devises Self Assembling 'Organic Wire'

(PhysOrg.com) -- From pacemakers constructed of materials that so closely mimic human tissues that a patient's body can't discern the difference to devices that bypass injured spinal cords to restore movement to paralyzed ...

Oct 23, 2008 4.8 / 5 (13) 1