News tagged with biological productivity

No such thing as 'junk RNA,' say Pitt researchers

Tiny strands of RNA previously dismissed as cellular junk are actually very stable molecules that may play significant roles in cellular processes, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ...

dateOct 13, 2009 in Biotechnology
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New crops needed for new climate

Plants grown under high CO2 and drought conditions show an increase in toxic compounds, a decrease in protein content and a decrease in yield. Dr. Ros Gleadow will present her findings at the Society for Experimental Biology ...

dateJun 29, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Super-sleepers could help super-sizers!

Burrowing frogs can survive buried for several years without food or water. Scientists have discovered that the metabolism of their cells changes radically during the dormancy period allowing the frogs to ...

dateJun 29, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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