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Nonlinear Dynamics announces more details of its global partnership with PerkinElmer

...dy working on. We are confident that the extensive fruits of this relationship will continue to benefit the proteomics community for many years to come." ...

Study: 'homemade' gene expression technology unreliable

... or "home-built" platforms have not, he said. "The fruits of the research done on some of the early homemade and early commercial platforms have entered the literature, but the platforms were not reliable because they did not produce reproducible results." Spencer co-authored the Nature Methods study, titl...

Mechanism for the captation of nutrients in plants- unknown to date

...e reserve organs - such as roots, tubers, seeds or fruits - "swallow up" nutrients in order to metabolise and store them. These "swallowed-up" substances are incorporated into micro-vesicles that end up pouring their contents into an internal compartment of a vegetable cell known as the vacuola. Once inside...

Aloe vera coating may prolong freshness, safety of fruits and vegetables

... be eating the gel as a healthful additive to your fruits and veggies. Researchers in Spain say they have de...highly perishable, the gel can be applied to other fruits and vegetables, they say. Further testing of the gel on other types of produce is anticipated. The ...

From a Few Wild Ancestors, a Citrus Cornucopia

...e generally held concept that most familiar citrus fruits -- including oranges, grapefruits, and lemons -- are actually hybrids. A Chosen Few Part of this can be explained by the fact that citrus, which is native to Southeast Asia, hybridizes readily. “Citrus has been domesticated and selected for millen...

Scientists map one of biology's critical light-sensing structures

...crops, as most of what we eat comes from seeds and fruits produced by flowers. In another scenario, it may be possible to dampen the role of phytochromes in crop plants to avoid having them compete with each other for light when grown close together in a field. ...

Wild Gorillas Handy with a Stick

...extract seeds from the spiny, sharp husk of Neesia fruits in the wild, and bonobos use various tools, including moss as sponges and leafy twigs to swat away bees.) That no one has ever observed wild gorillas using tools—despite decades of intensive study—prompted scientists to speculate that gorillas lost t...

Effective, safe anthrax vaccine can be grown in tobacco plants

...ments to be more accessible worldwide. He believes fruits and vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes are the keys to figuring out a way for people to take anthrax vaccines orally in capsules of dried plant cells that contain correct doses of the protective antigen. If that research is successful, the need...

Ancient humans brought bottle gourds to the Americas from Asia

...e little food value but their strong, hard-shelled fruits were long prized as containers, musical instruments and fishing floats. This lightweight "container crop" would have been particularly useful to human societies before the advent of pottery and settled village life, and was apparently domesticated th...

Drunken elephants: The marula fruit myth

... view bolstered perhaps by a mutual desire for the fruits of the marula tree." Based on reports of elephants accessing stores of wine or beer, the three-ton mammals clearly have a taste for alcohol. They also have a demonstrated fondness for marula fruit, gathering around trees when the fruit is in season....

Tastier tomatoes in the future?

...oal was to identify the biochemical composition of fruits and determine which factors control their developm...al amino acids and vitamins, on the other hand the fruits showed an altered combination of various sugars and organic acids," Fernie says. These contents have...

International HIV/AIDS trial finds continuous antiretroviral therapy superior to episodic therapy

...e CPCRA director, says, "It is gratifying when the fruits of such hard work by so many individuals and the faith put in the investigators by the volunteers results in important data concerning the use of ART." David Cooper, M.D., D.Sc., of the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research at th...

HortResearch science reveals the natural potential of apples

...onsumer demand for attractive, novel, exciting new fruits that taste great, are healthy, convenient, safe and sustainably produced." Dr Ferguson said the EST database has already helped expand scientific understanding of apple, enabling HortResearch scientists to identify a key gene involved in apple colou...

Plant-derived vaccines safeguard against deadly plague

... and can damage and mottle the leaves, flowers and fruits of whole crops. In the system, TMV is simply injected into the leaves of the tobacco plants. Like most crops, producing vaccines in tobacco plants primarily revolved around issues of speed, low cost and high yield. "The major advantage of the vacc...

Gene thwarts some pathogens, gives access to others, could save crops

...ader that creates a fuzzy gray coating on flowers, fruits and vegetables. But the same gene provides access to a different type of pathogen. A Purdue University plant molecular biologist and his collaborators in Austria and North Carolina identified the gene that helps plants recognize pathogens and also t...

UC San Diego biologists solve plant growth hormone enigma

...us to be useful for commercial purposes. Seedless fruits would not just be novelty items. For example, Zhao points out that seeds significantly increase the effort and waste involved in producing tomato sauce. "This study is a real tour de force," commented Martin Yanofsky, a professor of biology at UCSD...

Mushrooms as good an antioxidant source as more colorful veggies

...cal studies have shown that those who eat the most fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants have lower incidence of these diseases. Dubost detailed her results in a paper, Quantification of Polyphenols and Ergothioneine in Cultivated Mushrooms and Correlation to Total Antioxidant Capacity Using the ORAC ...

Primates take weather into account when searching for fruits

...ar radiation are known to accelerate maturation of fruits and insect larvae inside them. The researchers were able to show that past weather conditions--as opposed to sensory cues such as the smell of ripe fruit--accounted for the behavioral trend they observed. These findings are consistent with the idea ...

UC Davis researchers reveal apples' protective ways

...s have long been encouraging Americans to add more fruits and vegetables to their daily diets. Now, UC Davis... known for a long time that it's the flavonoids in fruits that are protecting the body. We just haven't known exactly how. Now, at least in the case of apples...

Microbes transform 'safest' PBDEs into more harmful compounds

... food chain. These compounds have been detected in fruits and vegetables, meats, dairy products and even household dust. The American Chemical Society ?the world’s largest scientific society ?is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-rel...

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