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Multi-nutrient rice against malnutrition

ETH researchers have developed a new rice variety that not only has increased levels of the micronutrients iron and zinc in the grains, but also produces beta-carotene as a precursor of vitamin A. This could help to reduce ...

dateAug 08, 2017 in Biotechnology
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New MRI contrast agent tested on big animals

The top causes of death worldwide, ischemic heart diseases and stroke, together with another major source of illness, that is cancer, require proper imaging of blood vessels. A team formed by the Center for Nanoparticle Research, ...

dateJul 31, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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Iron chemistry matters for ocean carbon uptake

For many years, scientists have speculated that seeding the ocean with iron might help to stave off climate change. Iron in seawater promotes the growth of phytoplankton, which in turn devours carbon dioxide from the atmosphere ...

dateJun 26, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Probing the possibility of life on super-Earths

Along with its aesthetic function of helping create the glorious Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, the powerful magnetic field surrounding our planet has a fairly important practical value as well: It makes life possible.

dateJun 19, 2017 in Astronomy
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