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December 16, 2012
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Got Food Allergies? Thanks to UCLA, You Can Test Your Meal on the Spot Using a Cell Phone

Are you allergic to peanuts and worried there might be some in that cookie? Now you can find out using a rather unlikely source: your cell phone. A team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and … Continue reading

November 22, 2011
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A Tailored Pair of Genes

*For ancient plants, two genes were definitely better than one* In the wake of the disaster that killed the dinosaurs, the ancestors of today’s crop plants reinvented themselves. They doubled their genomes, and in that single act set the stage … Continue reading

September 15, 2011
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When Plants Go Polyploid

*Plant lineages with multiple copies of their genetic information face higher extinction rates than their relatives, researchers report in Science magazine.* While duplication of hereditary information is a relatively rare event in animal evolution, it is common in plants. Potatoes, … Continue reading

December 28, 2010
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Cooking Mix Needs Recipe Fix

Cooking is a fine science similar to pharmaceutical one. The difference is that we do not mix drugs ourselves and trust this business to the professionals, while in cooking we have to rely exclusively on ourselves. In the meantime, basic … Continue reading

November 24, 2010
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Shrubby Crops Can Help Fuel Africa’s Green Revolution

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Crop diversification with shrubby legumes mixed with soybean and peanuts could be the key to sustaining the green revolution in Africa, according to a Michigan State University study. The study, which appears in the Nov. 22 … Continue reading