Threatened plant gets boost from biotech lab

Woodland agrimony isn't much to look at—the short plant with jagged leaves and tiny yellow flowers is likely to be overlooked on an afternoon hike—but this rare, threatened plant got a high-tech hand from researchers ...

Voltage tester for beating cardiac cells

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in recording the current in membrane channels of contracting cardiac cells. To do this, the scientists combined an atomic force microscope with a widely used method for measuring ...

Fragile seeds sprouted in-vitro

Tissue culture technology is helping scientists to grow a native sedge notoriously difficult to germinate naturally.  

Mechanical cues reprogram normal cell lines into stem-like cells

Scientists at the University at Buffalo and other institutions have turned cells normally used as model cells, known as immortalized cells, into stem or, as they call it, "stem-like" cells, using nothing more than mechanical ...

Computational biology: Cells reprogrammed on the computer

Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have developed a model that makes predictions from which differentiated cells – for instance skin cells – can be very ...

Designer eucalypts for urban landscapes

University of Adelaide researchers are working with the Australian nursery industry to produce 'designer eucalypts' more suitable for our home gardens and urban landscapes than many trees currently available.

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