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Scientists discover new 'architecture' in corn

Scientists discover new ‘architecture’ in corn

New findings may improve biofuel production. New research on the U.S.'s most economically important agricultural plant - corn - has revealed a different internal structure...
Scientists identify how plants sense temperature

Scientists identify how plants sense temperature

When it gets hot outside, humans and animals have the luxury of seeking shelter in the shade or cool, air-conditioned buildings. But plants are...

Ancient gene duplication gave grasses multiple ways to wait out winter

If you’ve ever grown carrots in your garden and puzzled over never once seeing them flower, don’t blame your lack of a green thumb. Carrots,...

A microfluidic technique quickly sorts electricity-producing bacteria

Microbes screened with a new microfluidic process might be used in power generation or environmental cleanup. Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species...

Gene-editing tool CRISPR repurposed to develop better antibiotics

Scientists have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics. This provides clues on how to improve existing antibiotics...

Should researchers engineer a spicy tomato?

The chili pepper, from an evolutionary perspective, is the tomato's long-lost spitfire cousin. They split off from a common ancestor 19 million years ago but...

Scientists open up new world for biologics inside the cell

Yale researchers have discovered a way to get biologics drugs into the interior of a cell. The vast majority of top-selling drugs are biologics —...

Computer program can translate a free-form 2-D drawing into a DNA structure

Researchers have created a computer program that can translate drawings of arbitrary shapes into two-dimensional structures made of DNA. Researchers at MIT and Arizona State...

Researchers create an inhalable form of messenger RNA

Patients with lung disease could find relief by breathing in messenger RNA molecules. Messenger RNA, which can induce cells to produce therapeutic proteins, holds great...

Scientists engineer shortcut for photosynthetic glitch, boost crop growth by 40 percent

Plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis; however, most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with it,...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...