Archive: 03/25/2008

Popular apple variety harbors unusual cell growth

A UK scientist has discovered clumps of previously-unreported callus hairs growing in the flesh of mature apples of Fuji and closely-related varieties, which may have storage implications for commercial growers.

Mar 25, 2008
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Common aquatic animals show extreme resistance to radiation

Scientists at Harvard University have found that a common class of freshwater invertebrate animals called bdelloid rotifers are extraordinarily resistant to ionizing radiation, surviving and continuing to ...

Mar 25, 2008
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Finely tuned WspRs help bacteria beat body by building biofilm

Bacteria are particularly harmful to human health when they band together to form a biofilm—a sheet composed of many individual bacteria glued together—because this can allow them to escape from both antibiotics ...

Mar 25, 2008
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MRI findings help forecast prostate cancer prognosis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients about to undergo radiation therapy for prostate cancer can help predict the likelihood that the cancer will return and spread post-treatment, according to a new study ...

Mar 25, 2008
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