Archive: 3/03/2010

Dow industrials for startups? Pre-IPO index opens

(AP) -- Because startups aren't required to report regular financial results the way publicly traded companies are, it can be hard for outsiders to get a sense of what hot ones like Facebook and Twitter are really worth.

dateMar 03, 2010 in Business
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New rice research sows seeds for growing success

( -- With rice production in Australia plummeting and extreme weather events becoming more frequent, researchers at Macquarie University are working towards developing simple tests that could help growers better ...

dateMar 03, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Evidence of increasing antibiotic resistance

A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are reporting disturbing evidence that soil microbes have become progressively more resistant to antibiotics over the last 60 years. Surprisingly, this trend ...

dateMar 03, 2010 in Environment
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Vigilance needed in nanotechnology

University of Calgary chemistry professor David Cramb is a step closer to helping solve a complex problem in nanotechnology: the impact nanoparticles have on human health and the environment.

dateMar 03, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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Tough New Spuds Take on Double Trouble

( -- Americans love potatoes, consuming about 130 pounds per person annually. But it's a wonder the spuds even make it to the dinner table, given the many fungal diseases that attack the tuber crop -- powdery ...

dateMar 03, 2010 in Biotechnology
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