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2014-01-21 08:26:36

CABI chooses the best-in-class semantic content enrichment solution to enhance its content, boost audience engagement, and strategically expand its product line WALLINGFORD, England and PARIS, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TEMIS [http://www.temis.com ], the leading provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions today announced it has signed a strategic agreement with CABI [http://www.cabi.org ], an inter-governmental, not-for-profit organization providing information and...

2010-12-01 13:21:43

One of the worst pests of corn in the world, the corn rootworm, may owe its worldwide success partly to its larvae's nasty, sticky blood. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist Jonathan G. Lundgren and his colleagues discovered this recently, working with CABI researchers in Del©mont, Switzerland, and H³dmezÃ…℠vásárhely, Hungary. The discovery could lead to development of ways to overcome these defenses as part of sustainable, ecologically...

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2008-10-13 16:48:59

Scientists in Britain believe a Japanese plant-eating predator may help solve the problem of a "superweed" that is now spreading across the country. Japanese knotweed, like many other non-native, invasive plants, was first introduced to Britain for horticulture. Its ornamental leaves, 10-13 ft stems and clusters of white flowers made it attractive in gardens. However, it has since plagued the environment, and this year has been particularly bad for knotweed spread in the UK. Making matters...

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2008-01-22 11:30:00

Royal Holloway and CABI both bring a combination of individual scientific skills, expertise and resources to the project. When brought together, these offer the opportunity to build a highly focused natural products drug discovery operation that will address the urgent need for bringing new antibiotic compounds to market. Since their discovery, antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents have saved millions of lives and significantly eased patients' suffering. However, over time,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'