Archive: 29/08/2011

Little plant has big stories to tell

( -- Understanding which genes control traits, like when a plant will flower, what soil type is best or its ability to persist in drought conditions provides insight into the ability of plants to adapt to new ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Making massive stars

How do massive stars form? Stars with more than about eight times as much mass as the sun are arguably the most important actors in the universe. Although they live only hundreds of millions of years, they are much hotter ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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From skin cells to motor neurons

A team of Harvard stem cell researchers has succeeded in reprogramming adult mouse skin cells directly into the type of motor neurons damaged in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), best known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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