News tagged with integrative biology

Hormone clue to root growth

( -- 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 ...

dateJul 06, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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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 soup in.

dateMay 29, 2009 in Robotics
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Easy assembly of electronic biological chips

( -- 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 a mixture of ...

dateJan 15, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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