Archive: 04/3/2008

A Place in the Sun

Those spindly plants that desperately try to reach for a break in the canopy formed by larger plants all suffer from the same affliction: Shade avoidance syndrome or SAS. Now, the molecular details of SAS ...

Apr 03, 2008 4.8 / 5 (4) 1

Ayurvedic nightshade deadly for dengue mosquito

Mosquitoes responsible for spreading disease are increasingly becoming resistant to synthetic insecticides. Now research published in the online open access journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that t ...

Apr 03, 2008 4.6 / 5 (8) 0

Stem cell breakthrough offers diabetes hope

Scientists have discovered a new technique for turning embryonic stem cells into insulin-producing pancreatic tissue in what could prove a significant breakthrough in the quest to find new treatments for diabetes.

Apr 03, 2008 4.5 / 5 (25) 0

Food for thought

Millions of people tend bird feeders in their backyards each year, often out of a desire to help the animals. But a new survey of research on the topic finds that feeding may not always bring a positive outcome for the birds.

Apr 03, 2008 4.6 / 5 (9) 1