Archive: 4/07/2011

Insights into the story of the eye

( -- Although it is well established that embryonic stem cells (ESCs) have the capacity to develop into every adult cell type in the body, mysteries abound regarding the process by which the differentiation of ...

dateJul 04, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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The new opinion makers

( -- Shorter deadlines and fewer staff are pushing traditional news outlets to publish increasingly superficial stories. Andrew Jaspan, Editor of the new media channel The Conversation, explains how academia is ...

dateJul 04, 2011 in Economics & Business
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Cattle plague's defeat holds valuable lessons

( -- Lessons learned from the recently successful 50-year campaign to rid the world of cattle plague (rinderpest), could assist in controlling other devastating diseases such as foot and mouth disease, according ...

dateJul 04, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Fewer rain storms across southern Australia

( -- Decreasing autumn and winter rainfall over southern Australia has been attributed to a 50-year decrease in the average intensity of storms in the region – a trend which is forecast to continue for another ...

dateJul 04, 2011 in Environment
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