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Poisonous shrub Jatropha acts as natural pain killer

An extract of the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas acts as a strong painkiller and may function in a different Continue reading “Poisonous shrub Jatropha acts as natural pain killer” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Plant hormone could boost crop output

In an important breakthrough, biologists have identified a hormone that plays a key role in determining the Continue reading “Plant hormone could boost crop output” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
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Here’s what reduces vase life of cut flowers

A new study has pinpointed reasons for the short vase life-span of cut flowers — that refers to flowers or flower buds (often with some stem and leaf) that have been cut from the plant bearing it Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
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Succulent plants emerged after Earth cooled, dried up

A team of biologists have determined that cacti, succulent plants and tropical grasses emerged as the Earth cooled, increased in aridity, and had lower atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels Continue reading “Succulent More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, say scientists

About 760 thunderstorms hit the Earth every hour, scientists have calculated Continue reading “Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, say scientists” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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Horticultural interventions could bring kids closer to nature

Researchers in Finland think that horticultural interventions can bring children closer to nature Continue reading “Horticultural interventions could bring kids closer to nature” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Potential new way for plants to fend off pests – starvation

A potential new way for plants to fend off pests is starvation, revealed a study at Michigan State University Continue reading “Potential new way for plants to fend off pests – starvation” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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How plants fight diseases

Scientists have shed new light on how plants fight diseases caused by bacterial pathogens Continue reading “How plants fight diseases” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
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Seedless custard apples set to become next bananas

Custard apple, or cherimoya —‘the most delicious fruit known to man’ as Mark Twain called it — is all set Continue reading “Seedless custard apples set to become next bananas” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
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Pine bark extract improves kidney function in patients with metabolic syndrome

A new study has revealed that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, improves kidney Continue reading “Pine bark extract improves kidney function in patients More...