Archive: 27/09/2010

Diving deeper into the gene pool

About ten years ago, the discovery of microRNAs — tiny cellular molecules that regulate our genetic code — unlocked a world of scientific possibilities, including a deeper understanding of human disease. One new analytical ...

dateSep 27, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Red light regulates nectar secretion

Flowering plants produce nectar to attract insect pollinators. Some plant species, such as Lima bean, also secrete nectar from so-called extrafloral nectaries to attract ants which in turn fend off herbivores. Scientists ...

dateSep 27, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Black-eyed pea holds tasty promise for Africa

The black-eyed pea, one of the world's oldest cultivated vegetables, is also one of the most promising as a nutritious food product, according to researchers who gathered in Senegal on Monday.

dateSep 27, 2010 in Other
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