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DNA 'barcode' for tropical trees

In foods, soil samples or customs checks, plant fragments sometimes need to be quickly identified. The use of DNA “barcodes” to itemize plant biodiversity was proposed during the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Summit. ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Social memory in Drosophila

Positive social interactions exist within Drosophila: when in a group, Drosophila flies have better memory than when they are isolated. Thomas Preat's team at the Laboratoire de Neurobiologie (CNRS, France) ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Cancer cells are protected by our own immune system

(PhysOrg.com) -- During the very first few days of development of a cancer, our immune system recognizes cancer cells not as abnormal cells requiring eradication but as cells of the body that need to be protected. This result ...

dateAug 07, 2009 in Cancer
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