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2014-08-04 08:29:04

The initiative is hoped to be a major step toward accelerating the pace of discoveries about the brain in health and disease. OXNARD, Calif., Aug.

2014-04-25 10:04:46

Nearly a decade ago, the era of optogenetics was ushered in with the development of channelrhodopsins, light-activated ion channels that can, with the flick of a switch, instantaneously turn on neurons in which they are genetically expressed.

2012-09-17 16:58:52

The first detailed and complete picture of a protein complex that is tied to human birth defects as well as the progression of many forms of cancer has been obtained by an international team of researchers led by scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

2012-06-29 10:42:42

Genetic engineers and genomics researchers should welcome the news from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) where an international team of scientists has discovered a new and possibly more effective means of editing genomes.

Plant Proteins May Boost Agricultural Yields, Biofuel Production
2012-05-15 03:13:07

Salk and Iowa State researchers identify three proteins involved in plant fatty acids, the key components of seed oils.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.