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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  More...

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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  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  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  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  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
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2 new plants found in Spain

Biologists have discovered two new plants in Spain, further confirming the country’s privileged position as  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
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How tobacco plants could sniff out potential terrorists

It seems like even the luscious green flora at shopping malls and airports will be keeping a tab on  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
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Flowers produce chemicals to keep greedy bees at bay: Study

It is no secret that many flowering plants have evolved structures that prevent pollinators such as bees  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  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  More...