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11-30-2022
Plants reprogram their cells to fight pathogens
During war, factories often retool to support the needs of the combatants. For instance, assembly lines change course from producing car parts to machine guns, or from building washing machines to aircraft engines. According to a new study led by Duke University, plants are capable of shifting from peacetime to wartime production too. Plants are frequently under attack from viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Each year, over 15 percent of crop yields are lost to bacterial and fungal diseases, costing the global economy about $220 billion. However,...
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10-24-2018
Certain moss produces anti-inflammatory chemical
Certain moss produces anti-inflammatory chemical similar to THC. The healing...
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10-24-2018
How plants regulate their own nitrogen use
A new study has identified the pathways that a plant’s...
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10-22-2018
Plant growth suffers when defense takes priority
Plants have a finite amount of energy that must be...
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10-22-2018
How long-term marijuana use affects lung health remains unknown
On October 17, Canada became the second country in the...
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10-21-2018
Carrot extract could make cement stronger, more eco-friendly
Carrot extract could be the key to creating environmentally friendly...
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10-20-2018
Cotton plant with edible seeds could offer nutrition to millions
Cotton, long known as “the fabric of our lives,” starts...
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10-19-2018
Newly discovered form of natural flight found in dandelion seeds
What do dandelion seeds and the Wright brothers have in...
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10-18-2018
Rust fungus outbreak is threatening the world’s coffee supply
Coffee growers in Latin America are facing one of the...
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10-18-2018
The world’s largest living organism is collapsing in Utah
The world’s largest living organism, located in Utah’s Fishlake National...
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10-15-2018
Scientists unveil newly cultivated First Kiss apple
Anyone who has bit into a juicy Honeycrisp apple has...
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10-13-2018
Medical marijuana can help treat symptoms of MS
More and more research has been devoted to the medicinal...
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10-11-2018
Plant compound found to be effective at treating snake bites
Experts have identified an inexpensive, plant-based compound that may help...
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