News tagged with tobacco

Low oxygen triggers moth molt

A new explanation for one of nature's most mysterious processes, the transformation of caterpillars into moths or butterflies, might best be described as breathless.

dateAug 22, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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When viruses infect bacteria

( -- Viruses are the most abundant parasites on Earth. Well known viruses, such as the flu virus, attack human hosts, while viruses such as the tobacco mosaic virus infect plant hosts.

dateJun 30, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Medicines from plants

Some people think of herbal teas, others of tobacco when they hear the buzzword "medicines from plants". One research team succeeded in producing biopharmaceuticals -- such as an antibody against HIV, for example, -- in tobacco ...

dateMay 26, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Titanate cigarette filter could be safer

( -- While current cigarettes are made with a filter created from cellulose acetate which absorbs things like nicotine, tar, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Chinese researchers have discovered that nanomaterials ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Nanomaterials report
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