Archive: 8/09/2009

Plants on Steroids: Key Missing Link Discovered

( -- Researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology have discovered a key missing link in the so-called signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones (brassinosteroids). Many important signaling ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Rice researchers seek better vaccine procedure

As manufacturers work furiously to make a vaccine to protect against 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus, a Rice University bioengineer is trying to improve the process for future flu seasons. The goal is to shorten the time it ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Biochemistry
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How words shape the world

Our minds might be able to find the right word quicker than Google and yet we rarely pause to think about how language shapes everything we do.

dateSep 08, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Hot and Cold Moves of Cyanide and Water

( -- Scientists have long known that molecules dance about as the temperature rises, but now researchers know the exact steps that water takes with a certain molecule. Results with small, electrically charged ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Materials Science
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A Theory of Dark Matter

Among the most astounding, unexpected, and important achievements of the past century (or even more) have been the discoveries of dark matter and dark energy, collectively dubbed the "dark sector."

dateSep 08, 2009 in General Physics
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