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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

Nanostructures with living cells: Laser system being developed

Nanostructures, System, Living cells
Using Laser Technology Aleksandr Ovsianikov from the Vienna University of Technology wants to create microstructures with embedded living cells This project will be funded by an ERC Starting Grant Share This See Also Biology Developmental ... - Read More

Healthy seeds -- treated environmentally friendly

Unit
Farmers treat seeds chemically in order to rid them of pest infestation Now researchers have developed a method that kills pathogens without harming the environment Pioneering seed suppliers are already implementing the procedure commercially Share ... - Read More

Scientists turn toxic by-product into biofuel booster

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme
Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes long carbon chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to ... - Read More

Newly discovered plant structure may lead to improved biofuel processing

Plant
When Li Tan approached his colleagues at the University of Georgia with some unusual data he had collected they initially seemed convinced that his experiment had become contaminated what he was seeing simply didn't make ... - Read More

Discovery in synthetic biology takes us a step closer to new 'industrial revolution'

Biology
Scientists report that they have developed a method that cuts down the time it takes to make new 'parts' for microscopic biological factories from 2 days to only 6 hours Share This See Also Biochemistry ... - Read More

Snails signal a humid Mediterranean

An international team of researchers has shown that old wives' tales that snails can tell us about the weather should not be dismissed too hastily Share This See Also Marine Biology Nature Biology Weather Global ... - Read More

Deforestation triggers carbon collapse of tropical peatlands

Deforested tropical peatlands are haemorrhaging carbon from deep within their peat soils with consequences for the release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere according to new research by The Open University and partners published January ... - Read More

'Scarecrow' gene: Key to efficient crops, could lead to staple crops with much higher yields

Gene
With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050 humankind faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using the same amounts of water fertilizer and arable land as today Share This See ... - Read More

Bioinspired fibers change color when stretched

Engineering
A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter UK have invented a new fiber that changes color when stretched Inspired by nature the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural ... - Read More

Hailstones reveal life in a storm cloud

Public
It isn't life on Mars but researchers have found a rich diversity of microbial life and chemicals in the ephemeral habitat of a storm cloud according to a study published January 23 in the open ... - Read More

Putting the squeeze on cells: By deforming cells, researchers can deliver RNA, proteins and nanoparticles for many applications

Proteins, Nanoparticles, RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, Proteins, Applications
Living cells are surrounded by a membrane that tightly regulates what gets in and out of the cell This barrier is necessary for cells to control their internal environment but it makes it more difficult ... - Read More

Health and environment: A closer look at plastics

Environment
Plastics have transformed modern society providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health Share This See Also Health Policy Teen Health Materials Science Inorganic Chemistry Environmental Issues ... - Read More
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