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Two-inch-long hedgehog species identified!

From its roughly 52-million-year-old fossil remains, researchers have identified a two-inch-long hedgehog species Continue reading “Two-inch-long hedgehog species identified!” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Space farming to help humans colonise other planets?

Even if humans settle down in other planets in future, will they have a sustained food supply, considering the huge cost of transporting food from earth Continue reading “Space farming to help humans colonise More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Indian plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram wins World Food Prize

Eminent Indian plant scientist, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, has been named winner of the 2014 World Food Prize in recognition of his outstanding work in the improvement of wheat crop Continue reading “Indian plant More...

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By BioNews On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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How plants can produce species without sex

Plants can transfer their entire genetic material to a partner in an asexual manner, research reveals Continue reading “How plants can produce species without sex” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, April 15th, 2013
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Getting to the root of horseradish root problems

Approximately 55 percent of the horseradish produced in the United States is grown in the Collinsville Continue reading “Getting to the root of horseradish root problems” »  More...

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By IANS On Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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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 Continue reading “Plants boost healing power of anti-fungals” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, September 28th, 2012
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3-D Time-Lapse Imaging Captures Twisted Root Mechanics for First Time

Using an advanced 3-D time-lapse imaging system, a group of Continue reading “3-D Time-Lapse Imaging Captures Twisted Root Mechanics for First Time” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Soon, tastier tomatoes with vintage flavour and quality

Scientists have discovered the genes that influence flavour and colour in wild and traditional tomato varieties Continue reading “Soon, tastier tomatoes with vintage flavour and quality” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 23rd, 2012
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Scientists developing salt-resistant rice

Scientists are developing a salt-resistant rice variety after a huge tsunami last year hit paddy Continue reading “Scientists developing salt-resistant rice” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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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 Continue reading “Nature could help yield hundreds of new More...