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Engineered beans show promise for Africa

Slender green beans air-freighted from Kenya to markets in Western Europe are a profitable crop for high-altitude farms across sub-Saharan Africa. Breeding efforts at Cornell could help their lower altitude ...

Feb 14, 2012
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Pharmaceuticals from crab shells

The pharmaceutical NANA is 50 times more expensive than gold. Now it can be produced from chitin - a very cheap natural resource. The process was made possible by genetically modifying mold fungi.

Feb 13, 2012
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Fleming's fungus still surprising scientists

(PhysOrg.com) -- From the moment that a spore of fungus fell onto Alexander Fleming's culture plate in 1928 and killed the bacteria around it, that fungus was destined to become one of the most studied organisms ...

Nov 21, 2011
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Frog trade link to killer fungus revealed

The global trade in frogs, toads and other amphibians may have accidentally helped create and spread the deadly fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, which has devastated amphibian populations worldwide.

Nov 08, 2011
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