Archive: 08/28/2007

Discovery may help defang viruses

Researchers may be able to tinker with a single amino acid of an enzyme that helps viruses multiply to render them harmless, according to molecular biologists who say the discovery could pave the way for a fast and cheap ...

Aug 28, 2007 4.6 / 5 (19) 0

Same gene protects from 1 disease, opens door to another

Botanists at Oregon State University have discovered that a single plant gene can cause resistance to one disease at the same time it produces susceptibility to a different disease – the first time this unusual phenomenon ...

Aug 28, 2007 4.2 / 5 (5) 0

Sex is thirst-quenching for female beetles

Female beetles mate to quench their thirst according to new research by a University of Exeter biologist. The males of some insect species, including certain types of beetles, moths and crickets, produce unusually large ejaculates, ...

Aug 28, 2007 4 / 5 (6) 0

New golden frog discovered in remote region of Colombia

A new poisonous frog was recently discovered in a remote mountainous region in Colombia by a team of young scientists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP). The new frog, which is almost two centimetres ...

Aug 28, 2007 3.4 / 5 (7) 0

Biosensors to probe the metals menace

If the pond life goes star-shaped, you'd be wise not to drink the water. Researchers from CRC CARE are pioneering a world-first technology to warn people if their local water or air is contaminated with dangerous levels of ...

Aug 28, 2007 5 / 5 (2) 0