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Rice Plants That Resist Uptake of Arsenic Could Ease Shortage

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Genetically engineered rice plants that resist the uptake of toxic metals could boost production and ease the shortage of this staple crop in Asia, India and Bangladesh, where irrigation with...

Roaring Bats: New Scientific Results Show Bats Emitting More Decibels Than A Rock Concert

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers studying the echolocation behavior in bats have discovered that the diminutive flying mammals emit exceptionally loud sounds -- louder than any known animal in air.

Cases: Desperate to Cry, Desperate Not To

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Emphysema robbed my patient of a way to show her grief.

Many Asian Vultures Close to Extinction, Survey Finds

9 years ago from National Geographic

The birds may be gone from the wild within a decade after years of being poisoned by a common veterinary drug in dead livestock, a primary food source.

Discovery has implications for heart disease

9 years ago from Physorg

A study, led by University of Iowa researchers, reveals a new dimension for a key heart enzyme and sheds light on an important biological pathway involved in cell death in...

How safe are green cleaning products?

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Plant-based or natural ingredients don't always mean a cleaning product is safe. The market is largely unregulated. ...

Scientists discover the double life of proteins

9 years ago from Biology News Net

Scientists at The Australian National University are a step closer to understanding the rare Hartnup disorder after discovering a surprising link between blood pressure regulation and nutrition that could also...

Bison Can Thrive Again, Study Says

9 years ago from Science Daily

Bison can repopulate large areas from Alaska to Mexico over the next 100 years provided a series of conservation and restoration measures are taken, according to continental assessment of this...

Single-celled Bacterium Works 24/7

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have gained the first detailed insight into the way circadian rhythms govern global gene expression in Cyanothece, a type of cyanobacterium (blue-green alga) known to cycle between photosynthesis during...

New Class Of Fatty Acids Discovered

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered a new class of fatty acids -- alpha-hydroxy polyacetylenic fatty acids -- that could be used as sensors for detecting changes in temperature and mechanical stress loads....

Soap as good as disinfectant

9 years ago from Science Alert

Soapy water kills bacteria and cleans just as well as harsh household products and disinfectants, but is better for the environment, a new study has revealed.

Feds sued for taking gray wolves off endangered list

9 years ago from AP Science

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Environmental and animal rights groups sued the federal government Monday, seeking to restore endangered species status for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies....

Black grouse boost spreads wings

The successful rescue of one of Britain's most endangered birds is extending into new areas.

Tough Early Human Loved Fruit

9 years ago from Live Science

An early human, the Nutcracker Man, preferred squishy fruits.

Hear the animal world's rising stars

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

You've heard birdsong — now listen and learn about up-and-coming mammal musicians.

Scientists sequence GM papaya genome

9 years ago from SciDev

Scientists have produced a draft genome sequence of a genetically modified papaya that could benefit future cultivation of the fruit.

Honduras to push GM corn production

9 years ago from SciDev

The Honduran agricultural minister has announced plans to push GM corn production, to face corn productivity crises.

Diagnostic test 'can distinguish leishmaniasis types'

9 years ago from SciDev

Iranian scientists have found that a rapid diagnostic test for visceral leishmaniasis can discriminate between different forms of the disease.

South Asia News in brief: 16–30 April 2008

9 years ago from SciDev

Genetic differences between Indian ethnic groups, Mongoose aids landmine detection, Bhutan to install glacial monitors, and more.

Global consortium to hunt for cancer genes

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists from around the world are joining forces to hunt for key genetic mutations involved in cancer.

The Body in Depth

9 years ago from NY Times Science

For more than 17 years, David L. Bassett was engaged in creating a painstaking and detailed set of images of the human body, inside and out. In 3-D.

New Study on Melanoma

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Melanoma is much deadlier when it appears on the scalp or neck than somewhere else on the body, according to a study published Monday.

Observatory: Tiny Gardeners May Help Spread Invasive Species

9 years ago from NY Times Science

New research indicates that leaf-cutter refuse piles can contribute to the spread of invasive plant species.

In the Garden: Humming Praises for the Wild Bee

9 years ago from NY Times Science

The bumblebee and other native wild bees are all the more important in the garden now that the population of honeybees is in such decline.

What Darwin Saw Out Back

9 years ago from NY Times Science

The New York Botanical Garden is replicating his work and experiments in a stunning, multipart exhibition called “Darwin’s Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure.”

Tests Confirm T. Rex Kinship With Birds

9 years ago from NY Times Science

An analysis of proteins extracted from fossils has yielded the first molecular data confirming the hypothesis of a close dinosaur-bird ancestry, scientists say.

Tyson Told to End an Antibiotic Claim

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Competitors objected to the ads by Tyson and said Tyson had injected its eggs with antibiotics and used antibiotic molecules in its feed.

Expressing Our Individuality, the Way E. Coli Do

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Scientists have only a rough understanding of how human diversity arises.