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Apple peel makes mice mighty

For Popeye, spinach was the key to extra muscle. For the mice in a new University of Iowa study, it was apples, or more precisely a waxy substance called ursolic acid that's found in apple peel.

dateJun 07, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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New genetic tool helps improve rice

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a new tool for improving the expression of desirable genes in rice in parts of the plant where the results will do the most good.

dateAug 19, 2010 in Biotechnology
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What causes hybrid vigor?

Plant scientists at the John Innes Centre have provided a new solution to an old debate on why species hybrids can be more vigourous than their parents. In a study to be published online next week in the online open access ...

dateJul 20, 2010 in Biotechnology
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