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Researchers solve plant sex cell mystery

(Phys.org) -- Although farmers have been manipulating plant germlines since the Neolithic, plant sex cells have stubbornly guarded the secret of their origin. The surprisingly simple answer – low oxygen ...

Aug 07, 2012 not rated yet 3

Health check on the road

Safety in traffic depends on a number of factors. One decisive aspect is how fit the driver is. A research team at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), in collaboration with researchers at the BMW Group, ...

Nov 03, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Raising giant insects to unravel ancient oxygen

The giant dragonflies of ancient Earth with wingspans of up to 70 centimeters (28 inches) are generally attributed to higher oxygen atmospheric levels in the atmosphere in the past. New experiments in raising modern insects ...

Oct 29, 2010 4.5 / 5 (15) 7 | with audio podcast

A chaperone for the 'guardian of the genome'

The protein p53 plays an essential role in the prevention of cancer by initiating the controlled death of a cell with damaged genes which is in danger to transform into a cancerous cell. The heat shock protein Hsp90, in turn, ...

Sep 07, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast