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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...