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NOAA-led team measures atmosphere's self-cleaning capacity

— 8 Jan 2011 13:54 | Environment

An international, NOAA-led research team took a significant step forward in understanding the atmosphere's ability to cleanse itself of air pollutants and some other gases, except carbon…

Chemistry for greenhouse gases

— 30 Nov 2010 21:57 | Chemistry

If fossil fuels burn completely, the end products are carbon dioxide and water. Today the carbon dioxide is a waste product, one that goes into the air - adding to global warming; or…

Honey bees: Genetic labelling decides about blue blood

— 3 Nov 2010 19:49 | Biology

It is hard to believe that they belong to the same species: The large, long-lived queen bee is busy producing offspring throughout her lifetime. The much smaller worker bees, on the…

Scientists find organic farms have higher quality fruit, better soil, lower environmental impact

— 3 Sep 2010 13:16 | Environment

Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavourful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil…

Study implicates new epigenetic player in mental retardation and facial birth defects

— 13 Jul 2010 11:52 | Health

A subtle mutation affecting the epigenome - a set of dynamic factors that influence gene activity - may lead to an inherited form of mental retardation that affects boys, find researchers…

Scientists take a step towards uncovering the histone code

— 21 Dec 2009 08:05 | Biology

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have determined the structures of two enzymes that customise histones, the spool-like proteins around which DNA coils inside the cell…

100 reasons to change the way we think about genetics

— 19 May 2009 12:50 | Biology

For years, genes have been considered the one and only way biological traits could be passed down through generations of organisms…

Advance toward producing biofuels without stressing global food supply

— 11 May 2009 18:48 | Chemistry

Scientists in California are reporting use of a first-of-its-kind approach to craft genetically engineered microbes with the much-sought ability to transform switchgrass, corn cobs,…

Researchers discover a new pathway that regulates inflammation

— 12 Mar 2009 12:50 | Health

Inflammation, the body's earliest response to damage or infection, can aid the healing process and trigger an immune response against invading pathogens. But inflammation gone awry…

Maternal diet can increase development and severity of asthma in offspring

— 18 Sep 2008 22:34 | Health

John Hollingsworth and colleagues, at Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, have generated evidence in mice that a maternal diet rich in methyl donors, of which one source is the…

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