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A single target for microRNA regulation

It has generally been believed that microRNAs control biological processes by simultaneously, though modestly, repressing a large number of genes. But in a study published in Developmental Cell, a group ...

Mar 03, 2015
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World's wildlife critical to the economies of nations

Wildlife is critical to the economies of nations. New Zealand's wildlife โ€“ whales, dolphins, red deer, thar, albatross, kiwi, tuatara, fish and kauri โ€“ attract tourists. And the tourists who come to see ...

Mar 03, 2015
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Modern methods lead the way toward a rhino rebound

Cutting-edge technology and techniques have become essential tools in the effort to save rhinos. Micro chips, translocation and consumer campaigns are helping shift the balance against record-setting poaching ...

Mar 03, 2015
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The water trading strategies of plants

Plants trade water for carbon โ€“ every litre of water that they extract from the soil allows them to take up a few more grams of carbon from the atmosphere to use in growth. A new global study, led by Australian ...

Mar 03, 2015
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Chinese ivory traders find haven online

China's booming e-commerce websites have carried thousands of advertisements for illegal wildlife products including ivory, rhino horn and tiger bone, a wildlife trade monitoring network said on Tuesday.

Mar 03, 2015
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