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Researchers find a key to plant disease resistance

University of Kentucky plant pathologists recently discovered a metabolite that plays a critical role early on in the ability of plants, animals, humans and one-celled microorganisms to fend off a wide range of pathogens ...

Mar 28, 2011
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How the eye builds circuits to detect motion

In a competitive scientific race, scientists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have been among the first to explain how the eye creates circuits to analyze motion. The detection ...

Dec 20, 2010
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How the dragon got its 'snap'

Scientists at the John Innes Centre and the University of East Anglia are pioneering a powerful combination of computer modeling and experimental genetics to work out how the complex shapes of organs found ...

Nov 09, 2010
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