Archive: 12/29/2008

Grazing animals help spread plant disease

Researchers have discovered that grazing animals such as deer and rabbits are actually helping to spread plant disease - quadrupling its prevalence in some cases - and encouraging an invasion of annual grasses that threaten ...

Dec 29, 2008 3.5 / 5 (4) 0

Scientists isolate genes that made 1918 flu lethal

By mixing and matching a contemporary flu virus with the "Spanish flu" — a virus that killed between 20 and 50 million people 90 years ago in history's most devastating outbreak of infectious disease — researchers have ...

Dec 29, 2008 4.8 / 5 (11) 5

Viruses, start your engines!

(PhysOrg.com) -- Peering at structures only atoms across, researchers have identified the clockwork that drives a powerful virus nanomotor. Because of the motor's strength--to scale, twice that of an automobile--the ...

Dec 29, 2008 5 / 5 (7) 0

Flowering plants speed post-surgery recovery

Contact with nature has long been suspected to increase positive feelings, reduce stress, and provide distraction from the pain associated with recovery from surgery. Now, research has confirmed the beneficial ...

Dec 29, 2008 4 / 5 (1) 0