Archive: 30/09/2008

Researcher Maps Genes of Destructive Parasite

( -- The genome sequence and genetic map for a microscopic, soil-dwelling worm that is one of the world's most common and destructive plant parasites has been completed by a research team, including UC Davis nematology ...

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A Star That Bursts, Blinks and Disappears

( -- "Twinkle, twinkle little star" goes the nursery rhyme. Now, astronomers are reporting on a strange case where one of the littlest of stars "twinkled" with gamma rays, X-rays, and light -- and then vanished.

dateSep 30, 2008 in Astronomy
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New study on antioxidants shows mixed results for life extension

First the good news: a study by scientists at the Buck Institute for Age Research shows four common antioxidants extended lifespan in the nematode worm C. elegans. And the not such good news: those four were among 40 antioxidants ...

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DNA tests could help predict, prevent harmful algal blooms

A paper published in the current issue of the International Journal of Environment and Pollution, explains how a DNA test can be used to detect harmful algal blooms across the globe. The approach outlined could help reduce ...

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Gluttons, drunks and fools

( -- An academic from the University of St Andrews has delved into the Bible to provide food for thought on the subject of eating and drinking.

dateSep 30, 2008 in Other
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