News tagged with natural organisms

A short cut to billion dollar drugs

(Phys.org)—Scientists have found a highly efficient method of making hormone-based drugs which could generate billions of sales for the pharmaceutical industry.

Sep 20, 2012
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Turning glass into clay

The magic mineral and microbial processes that transform volcanic glass into clay have been identified, adding important knowledge to how clay is formed.

Jul 06, 2012
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Ladybirds thrive on organic aphids

Ladybird larvae that eat prey raised on organically-grown crops are more likely to survive than those eating aphids raised on crops grown with conventional fertiliser, a new experiment shows.

Jul 06, 2012
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Expedition studies acid impacts on Arctic

The effects of ocean acidification on Arctic seas will be studied by a team of 30 researchers, including Dr Toby Tyrrell from the University of Southampton, who set sail from the UK today (1 June), venturing ...

Jun 01, 2012
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