Archive: 12/6/2006

Global warming will reduce ocean productivity, marine life

A 10-year, satellite-based analysis has shown for the first time that primary biological productivity in the oceans - the growth of phytoplankton that forms the basis for the rest of the marine food chain - ...

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Tracing the formation of long-term memory

The formation of long-term memory in fruit flies can be demonstrated by the influx of calcium into cells called mushroom body neurons that occurs after special training that includes periods of rest, said researchers from ...

dateDec 06, 2006 in Medical research
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Blame our evolutionary risk of cancer on body mass

A key enzyme that cuts short our cellular lifespan in an effort to thwart cancer has now been linked to body mass. Until now, scientists believed that our relatively long lifespans controlled the expression of telomerase--an ...

dateDec 06, 2006 in Cancer
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Elusive rust resistance genes located

The discovery of a DNA marker for two key rust resistance genes is enabling plant breeders around the world to breed more effective rust resistant wheat varieties.

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