News tagged with integrative biology

Scientists sequence DNA of cancer-resistant rodent

Scientists at the University of Liverpool, in partnership with The Genome Analysis Centre, Norwich, have generated the first whole-genome sequencing data of the naked mole-rat, a rodent that is resistant to cancer and lives ...

Jul 05, 2011
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Road may disrupt migration, ruin Serengeti, study finds

Building a highway through Serengeti National Park may devastate one of the world's last large-scale herd migrations and the region's ecosystem, according to new research by an international team of ecologists, including ...

Jan 31, 2011
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Diverse fungal root endophytes baffling

No-one but specialists using genetic methods can distinguish one dark septate fungal root endophyte from another. An analysis of their distribution in the northern hemisphere is now available for the first ...

Sep 09, 2010
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Hormone clue to root growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plant roots provide the crops we eat with water, nutrients and anchorage. Understanding how roots grow and how hormones control that growth is crucial to improving crop yields, which will be necessary to ...

Jul 06, 2009
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Robots with fins, tails demonstrate evolution

(AP) -- Robots wag their tail fins and bob along like bathtub toys in a pool at a Vassar College lab. Their actions are dictated by microprocessors housed in round plastic containers, the sort you'd store ...

May 29, 2009
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Easy assembly of electronic biological chips

(PhysOrg.com) -- A handheld, ultra-portable device that can recognize and immediately report on a wide variety of environmental or medical compounds may eventually be possible, using a method that incorporates ...

Jan 15, 2009
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