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NASA releases first ever 360-degree image of the Sun

Latest image of the far side of the Sun based on high resolution STEREO data, taken on February 2, 2011 at 23:56 UT when there was still a small gap between the STEREO Ahead and Behind data. This gap will start to close on February 6, 2011, when the spacecraft achieve 180 degree separation, and will completely close over the next several days. Credit: NASA

NASA has released the first ever image that shows the entire sun in a 360-degree view. Continue reading “NASA releases first ever 360-degree image of the Sun” »  More...

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Kepler-11 is a sun-like star around which six planets orbit. At times, two or more planets pass in front of the star at once, as shown in this artist's conception of a simultaneous transit of three planets observed by NASA's Kepler spacecraft on Aug. 26, 2010.  Image credit: NASA/Tim Pyle
By BioNews On Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
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Alien find likelier after NASA finds evidence of over 1,200 more planets

After NASA revealed that it has found evidence for over 1200 planets more, the chances of discovering Continue reading “Alien find likelier after NASA finds evidence of over 1,200 more planets” »  More...

DUO1 expression in Arabidopsis roots. Image Credit: Image generated by Lynette Brownfield (University of Leicester)
By BioNews On Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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Biologists discover ‘control centre’ for sperm production

Biologists at the University of Leicester have published results of a new study into the intricacies of sex in Continue reading “Biologists discover ‘control centre’ for sperm production” More...

Despite their divergent evolutionary history, membrane-bound kinase receptors in animals and plants rely on similar regulatory mechanisms to control their activity.Image: Courtesy of Yvon Jaillard, Michael Hothorn and Jamie Simon, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
By BioNews On Monday, January 31st, 2011
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Different Evolutionary Paths Lead Plants and Animals to the Same Crossroads

In analyzing the molecular sensor for the plant growth hormone brassinolide, researchers at the Salk Continue reading “Different Evolutionary Paths Lead Plants and Animals to the Same Crossroads” »  More...

A 21-day sample on nylon demonstrating palmar flexion creases. Credit: University of Abertay Dundee/Scottish Police Services Authority.
By BioNews On Monday, January 31st, 2011
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Scot scientists pull fingerprints from fabrics

Scottish scientists have pioneered a new technique that could help solve more serious crimes and change Continue reading “Scot scientists pull fingerprints from fabrics” »  More...

Scripps Research scientists have created mature heart muscle cells directly from skin cells.
By BioNews On Sunday, January 30th, 2011
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Scientists convert skin cells to beating heart cells

Scripps Research Institute scientists have converted adult skin cells directly into beating heart cells Continue reading “Scientists convert skin cells to beating heart cells” »  More...

The scar tissue creates a barrier for growing nerve cells in spinal cord injuries. Scientists have now found a way to render this cell wall more permeable for regenerating nerve cells. © Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology / Bradke & Hellal
By BioNews On Saturday, January 29th, 2011
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Cancer drug shows promise in regeneration of spinal cord injuries

Scientists have shown that cancer drug Taxol reduces regeneration obstacles after a spinal cord injury. Continue reading “Cancer drug shows promise in regeneration of spinal cord injuries” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, January 28th, 2011
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Now, synthetic gasoline that is cheaper, eco-friendly

Have the soaring oil prices given you a headache? Well, you are about to get some relief. Continue reading “Now, synthetic gasoline that is cheaper, eco-friendly” »  More...

Striped plateau lizard (Sceloporus virgatus). Copyright University of Puget Sound
By BioNews On Thursday, January 27th, 2011
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Why exaggerated coloration makes lizard a good mate

Most nature lovers know that the more colourful a male fish, reptile, or bird, the more likely it is to attract a Continue reading “Why exaggerated coloration makes lizard a good mate” »  More...

An international research consortium sequenced the genome the woodland strawberry, formally known as Fragaria vesca, and identified 34,809 genes from the base pairs.
By BioNews On Sunday, December 26th, 2010
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Researchers decoded woodland strawberry genome

An international research consortium has sequenced the genome of the woodland strawberry, according to Continue reading “Researchers decoded woodland strawberry genome” »  More...