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Plants boost healing power of anti-fungals

Certain plant compounds could help prescription drugs fight severe fungal infections in a more  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, September 28th, 2012

3-D Time-Lapse Imaging Captures Twisted Root Mechanics for First Time

Using an advanced 3-D time-lapse imaging system, a group of  More...

By BioNews On Friday, June 29th, 2012

Soon, tastier tomatoes with vintage flavour and quality

Scientists have discovered the genes that influence flavour and colour in wild and traditional tomato varieties  More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Scientists developing salt-resistant rice

Scientists are developing a salt-resistant rice variety after a huge tsunami last year hit paddy  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Nature could help yield hundreds of new drugs

The plant world has “great potential” as a source of new medicines to cure or treat disease, according to a New York Botanical Garden scientist  More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 9th, 2011

World’s largest medicinal botanic garden in China

A medicinal botanical garden in southwest China has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind in the world  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
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Bat Plant shows cancer-fighting potential

Bat plant, or Tacca chantrieri, could be used to fight cancer, according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

‘Remarkable’ night-flowering orchid discovered in New Britain

A team of botanists has described an orchid species that flower at night, the first of its kind known to science  More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 24th, 2011

Flood-tolerant crops come closer to reality

A team of experts at the University of Nottingham and the University of California, Riverside, has identified the molecular mechanism plants use to sense low oxygen levels, which could eventually lead to the production More...

By BioNews On Friday, September 9th, 2011

Scientist to spend 48-hrs in airtight container with 160 plants to keep him alive

A scientist is set to lock himself up in an airtight box for two days and use only the oxygen generated by plants to keep him breathing  More...