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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 drugs” »  More...

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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 Continue reading “World’s largest medicinal botanic garden in China” 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 Continue reading “Bat Plant shows cancer-fighting potential” 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 Continue reading “‘Remarkable’ night-flowering orchid discovered in New Britain” »  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 Continue reading “Scientist to spend 48-hrs in airtight container with More...

By BioNews On Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Tweaking plants’ bio-clock can revolutionise food output

Tweaking the biological clock of plants could make global food shortages a thing of the past. Continue reading “Tweaking plants’ bio-clock can revolutionise food output” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, August 8th, 2011

UV light good for veggies

Intense ultraviolet (UV) light might be bad for your skin, but it works wonders for vegetables by Continue reading “UV light good for veggies” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Plant develops echo to attract bats

A rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves which develop echoes to attract bats for pollination, Continue reading “Plant develops echo to attract bats” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, July 25th, 2011

Biological switch underlies memory of winter in plants

An organism is able to create a memory of some variable condition, such as quality of nutrition or temperature, with the help of a biological switch Continue reading “Biological switch underlies memory of More...