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2011-10-07 11:09:10

Varieties of long-lived plants that have been bred to produce fewer viable seed retain the potential to be invasive, despite claims to the contrary, and regardless do not usually 'breed true,' researchers conclude Cultivars of popular ornamental woody plants that are being sold in the United States as non-invasive are probably anything but, according to an analysis by botanical researchers published in the October issue of BioScience. Tiffany M. Knight of Washington University in St....

2011-09-19 06:00:00

ALACHUA, Fla., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pasteuria Bioscience has announced that it has further strengthened its relationship with Syngenta, one of the world's leading agricultural technology companies, by entering into a licensing and distribution agreement for its existing and future turf grass products. This agreement is in addition to and separate from its June agreement that announced a global alliance for developing and commercializing bio-nematicide products based on...

2011-09-07 13:10:46

Existing system of reserves is failing to conserve wild plants that could be valuable future sources of food and medicine China needs to change where it sites its nature reserves and steer people out of remote rural villages toward cities to protect its valuable but threatened wild plant resources, according to an article published in the September issue of BioScience. The article, by Weiguo Sang and Keping Ma of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Botany and Jan C. Axmacher...

2011-08-31 11:00:00

Cenix BioScience GmbH, a leading contract research provider and technology developer specialized in RNAi-, microRNA- and high content-driven pharmacology, and ugichem GmbH, a gene silencing company with an innovative chemistry approach dedicated to expanding the current RNA therapeutics space, today announced that they have entered into a research agreement to advance the latterâs technology platform. Dresden, Germany, and Innsbruck, Austria (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 Cenix...

2011-06-16 07:30:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For a successful bioscience company there are many moving parts that make it great. From research institutions and knowledgeable workforce to suppliers and market access, each of these resources helps bioscience companies bring innovative solutions to today's modern scientific challenges. Yet, leveraging these solutions in a cost-effective manner is a challenge. Costs associated with R&D are high. Complexity in the supply chain can lead to...

2011-06-08 10:00:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Maps, Inc. launched the 2012 BIOSCIENCE WEST campaign this morning, showcasing Life Sciences related companies in California. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110608/AQ14101) The campaign features more than 150 Life Science employers. Each participant's logo is added to an electronic and printed Map campaign that is promoted online, displayed at airports and at industry events. "We have eight annual Map campaigns; each...

2011-06-06 07:00:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Maps, Inc. launched the 2012 BIOSCIENCE EAST campaign this morning, showcasing Life Sciences related companies in the East Coast regions of the U.S. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/AQ14103) The campaign features more than 150 Life Science employers. Each participant's logo is added to an electronic and printed Map campaign that is promoted online, displayed at airports and at industry events. "We have eight...

2011-05-04 14:11:25

Coordinating networks could improve the value of studies A group of 12 biology educators at US colleges and universities that teach mostly undergraduates argues in the May issue of BioScience for coordinating networks to expand the study and teaching of ecology conducted at these institutions. The group, which has launched a network dedicated to continental-scale observations, argues that better coordination of current research efforts will allow "transformative contributions"...

2011-04-01 15:50:53

Large-scale, persistent impacts and limited predictability of some alien invasions demand a coordinated response strategy Biological invasions get less prime-time coverage than natural disasters, but may be more economically damaging and warrant corresponding investments in preparedness and response planning, according to three biologists writing in the April issue of BioScience. Anthony Ricciardi of McGill University and his coauthors point out that species invasions are becoming more...

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2011-02-03 09:05:00

Experts are calling for some reefs to be closed to oyster harvesting based on research that they claim has revealed that the global population of the mollusk species is declining rapidly. An international team of investigators, led by Michael Beck, a Senior Scientist with the Nature Conservancy and a Research Associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, examined oyster reefs in 144 bays across 44 different ecoregions, according to an American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)...