Archive: 08/29/2007

Transgenic maize is more susceptible to aphids

The environmental consequences of transgenic crops are the focus of numerous investigations, such as the one published in the journal PloS ONE, which was carried out by Cristina Faria and her colleagues, under the supervision ...

Aug 29, 2007 5 / 5 (2) 0

Flies prefer fizzy drinks

While you may not catch a fly sipping Perrier, the insect has specialized taste cells for carbonated water that probably encourage it to binge on food with growing microorganisms. Yeast and bacteria both produce ...

Aug 29, 2007 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

Researchers dispute widely held ideas about stem cells

How do adult stem cells protect themselves from accumulating genetic mutations that can lead to cancer? For more than three decades, many scientists have argued that the "immortal strand hypothesis" - which states that adult ...

Aug 29, 2007 4.7 / 5 (20) 0