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Metal ions regulate terpenoid metabolism in insects

Ions, Metabolism
Max Planck scientists in Jena Germany have discovered an unusual regulation of enzymes that catalyze chain elongation in an important secondary metabolism the terpenoid pathway In the horseradish leaf beetle Phaedon cochleariae a single enzyme ... - Read More

'Fat worms' inch scientists toward better biofuel production

Fat
Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a plant with oily leaves ­ a feat that could enhance biofuel production as well as lead to improved animal feeds Share This ... - Read More

Microbial biorefinery provides new insight into how bacteria regulate genes

Genes, Bacteria, Genes, bacteria
Digesting lignin a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass is a limiting step to producing a variety of biofuels Researchers at Brown have figured out the microscopic chemical switch ... - Read More

Wild plants are infected with many viruses and still thrive

Researchers have studied viruses as agents of disease in humans domestic animals and plants but a study of plant viruses in the wild may point to a more cooperative benevolent role of the microbe according ... - Read More

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Atmospheric
In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More

Microbes team up to boost plants' stress tolerance

While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions according to a Penn State virologist Share This See Also Endangered Plants Microbes ... - Read More

A war without end, with Earth's carbon cycle held in the balance

earth, carbon, Earth, Carbon
The greatest battle in Earth's history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years it isn't over yet and until now no one knew it existed scientists reported February 13 in the journal ... - Read More

Marsh plants actively engineer their landscape

Plants, plants
Marsh plants far from being passive wallflowers are secret gardeners that actively engineer their landscape to increase their species' odds of survival says a team of scientists from Duke University and the University of Padova ... - Read More

Eco-safe antibacterial fiber discovered

bacteria, Bacteria
Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have discovered an antibacterial polymer that can be used in everyday products such as sportswear diapers and bandages without causing resistant bacteria Share This See Also ... - Read More

Unchecked antibiotic use in animals may affect global human health

antibiotics, antibiotics
The increasing production and use of antibiotics about half of which is used in animal production is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes or ARGs effectively reducing antibiotics' ability to fend off ... - Read More

New technology for producing hydrogen

Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Hydrogen, hydrogen
The PhD thesis of Aingeru Remiro Eguskiza a chemical engineer of the University of the Basque Country UPV EHU deals with the quest for a process to produce hydrogen from bio oil that has a ... - Read More

'Zombie' cells may outperform live ones as catalysts and conductors

Catalysts
Zombie mammalian cells that may function better after they die have been created by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico UNM Share This See Also Cell Biology Molecular Biology Genetics ... - Read More

Unchecked antibiotic use in animals may affect global human health

antibiotics, antibiotics
Feb 11 2013 — The increasing production and use of antibiotics about half of which is used in animal production is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes or ARGs effectively reducing antibiotics' ... - Read More

Fluorescent label sheds light on radioactive contamination

Radioactive contamination
Researchers in Japan have developed a way to detect caesium contamination on a scale of millimetres enabling the detection of small areas of radioactive contamination Share This See Also Weapons Technology Chemistry Materials Science Inorganic ... - Read More

Hydrothermal liquefaction: The most promising path to sustainable bio-oil production

Energy, Energy, energy, Energy
A new generation of the HTL process can convert all kinds of biomasses to crude bio oil which is sufficiently similar to fossil crude oil that a simple thermal upgrade and existing refinery technology can ... - Read More

New coal technology harnesses energy without burning, nears pilot-scale development

Coal, energy
and the iron beads are larger about 1.5 2 millimeters across Chung likened the two different sizes to talcum powder and ice cream sprinkles though the mix is not nearly so colorful The coal and ... - Read More

Lungs of the planet reveal their true sensitivity to global warming

Global warming, Global warming
Tropical rainforests are often called the lungs of the planet because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen But the amount of carbon dioxide that rainforests absorb or produce varies hugely with ... - Read More

Pirate-like flies connect symbiosis to diversity

Fungi
After a year of studying up close the symbiotic relationship between a mosquito sized bug and a fungus a Simon Fraser University biologist has advanced the scientific understanding of biological diversity Share This See Also ... - Read More

Benefits of Bt corn go beyond rootworm resistance

Engineered to produce the bacterial toxin Bt Bt corn resists attack by corn rootworm a pest that feeds on roots and can cause annual losses of up to $1 billion But besides merely protecting against ... - Read More

X-rays reveal uptake of nanoparticles by soybean crops

X-Rays, X-rays
Metals contained in nanoparticles can enter into the food chain Scientists have for the first time traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analysed the chemical states of their metallic ... - Read More
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