Archive: 03/30/2010

Pushy neighbour sends several messages

How does a plant ensure that one cell remains responsible for making root cells for the rest of its life? The plant embryo contains the transcription factor MONOPTEROS. This tells its neighbouring cell to become a centre ...

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Babies absorb the most bisphenol A

The hormonally active substance bisphenol A is contained in many synthetic and packaging materials. As a result, the substance can find its way into the food chain and the human organism. Just who is exposed ...

Mar 30, 2010 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Researcher modernizes US power grid

Although the U.S. electric power industry is one of the greatest engineering marvels of the 20th century, aging technology and an increase in demand create problems for the electricity infrastructure that need to be fixed. ...

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