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May 18, 2015
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Signal zur Einleitung der Schädlingsabwehr ist in Pflanzen doppelt gesichert

Tübinger Forschergruppe entdeckt ein bei Pflanzen bisher unbekanntes Signalmolekül und klärt seine Funktion bei der Immunantwort auf Wird eine Pflanze von Fressfeinden wie zum Beispiel Schmetterlingsraupen angegriffen oder von Pilzen, die ihr absterbendes Gewebe verdauen, so schaltet sich ihre Immunabwehr … Continue reading

December 9, 2013
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Ancient Minerals: Which Gave Rise to Life?

Washington, D.C.— Life originated as a result of natural processes that exploited early Earth’s raw materials. Scientific models of life’s origins almost always look to minerals for such essential tasks as the synthesis of life’s molecular building blocks or the … Continue reading

March 13, 2013
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Engineering Bacterial Live Wires

Berkeley Lab scientists discover the balance that allows electricity to flow between cells and electronics Just like electronics, living cells use electrons for energy and information transfer. Despite electrons being a common “language” of the living and electronic worlds, living … Continue reading

April 4, 2012
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Yale Center for British Art to partner with Google on expanded Art Project

The Yale Center for British Art is partnering with the Google Art Project to share the museum’s renowned collections with viewers around the world. The collaboration is part of a major global expansion of the pioneering Art Project, which now … Continue reading

March 16, 2012
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A Fragrant New Biofuel

*JBEI Researchers Develop a New Candidate for a Cleaner, Greener and Renewable Diesel Fuel* A class of chemical compounds best known today for fragrance and flavor may one day provide the clean, green and renewable fuel with which truck and … Continue reading

February 8, 2012
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UCLA Researchers Identify Peptide That Inhibits Replication of Hepatitis C Virus

Researchers from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a cell-permeable peptide that inhibits a hepatitis C virus protein and blocks the viral replication that can lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis. The finding by Dr. Samuel French, a UCLA … Continue reading

December 18, 2010
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Study Improves Understanding of Method for Creating Multi-Metal Nanoparticles

A new study from researchers at North Carolina State University sheds light on how a technique that is commonly used for making single-metal nanoparticles can be extended to create nanoparticles consisting of two metals – and that have tunable properties. … Continue reading