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
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Amber specimen captures ancient chemical battle

It appears that chemical warfare has been around a lot longer than poison arrows, mustard gas or nerve weapons – about 100 million years, give or take a little.

Aug 29, 2007
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Supersonic 'rain' falls on newborn star

Astronomers at the University of Rochester have discovered five Earth-oceans’ worth of water that has recently fallen into the planet-forming region around an extremely young, developing star.

Aug 29, 2007
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Researchers discover new strategies for antibiotic resistance

With infections increasingly resistant to even the most modern antibiotics, researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) report in the September issue of Nature Re ...

Aug 29, 2007
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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
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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
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Discovery could help stop malaria at its source -- the mosquito

As summer temperatures cool in the United States, fewer mosquitoes whir around our tiki torches. But mosquitoes swarming around nearly 40 percent of the world’s population will continue to spread a deadly parasitic disease ...

Aug 29, 2007
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