News tagged with metabolite

Airborne imaging could revolutionise agriculture

An airborne camera capable of photographing the condition of certain crops over many acres of land could provide agriculturalists with the information they need to improve production. This is because, instead of simply recording ...

dateSep 10, 2013 in Engineering
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Seeking a splice for better rice

Every organism produces a staggering variety of molecules, each with its own particular biological function. Complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors determines the production levels for each compound. ...

dateJul 13, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Plant enzymes reveal complex secrets

The enzymes needed for producing and chemically modifying functionally important plant molecules called anthocyanins have been identified by a research team led by Kazuki Saito of the RIKEN Plant Science Center, Yokohama.

dateMar 09, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Infrared detector unmasks cocaine addicts

A research group at ETH Zurich is currently developing an infrared measuring technique to enable the detection of cocaine and its metabolites in saliva. The initial steps towards a portable measuring device have been successful.

dateJan 11, 2012 in Analytical Chemistry
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