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butterfly gene repair
2014-08-07 04:00:04

New discoveries about how butterflies feed could help engineers develop tiny probes that siphon liquid out of single cells for a wide range of medical tests and treatments, according to Clemson University researchers.

Researchers Discover Bizarre Parasite From The Jurassic
2014-06-25 03:02:32

Researchers from the University of Bonn and from China have discovered a fossil fly larva with a spectacular sucking apparatus

Stink Bug Saliva Proteins Used To Control Pests
2014-02-27 15:03:37

Brown marmorated stink bugs cause millions of dollars in crop losses across the United States because of the damage their saliva does to plant tissues. Researchers at Penn State have developed methods to extract the insect saliva and identify the major protein components, which could lead to new pest control approaches.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.