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2011-12-15 12:46:49

Scientists are about to make publicly available all the data they have so far on the genetic blueprint of medicinal plants and what beneficial properties are encoded by the genes identified.

Heart Healthy Broccoli Developed In UK
2011-10-26 10:23:17

Shoppers looking for heart-healthy vegetables are now able to choose a new variety of broccoli with increased levels of a key phytonutrient.

2011-09-08 20:47:42

The way in which plants space out the pores through which they breathe depends on keeping a protein active during stem cell growth.

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2010-10-12 09:40:00

Gardeners could help out the declining worldwide bee population by planting flowers that are red or have stripes along the veins.

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2009-08-13 13:15:00

Medicago, JIC (John Innes Center) and PBL (Plant Bioscience Limited) announced today that Medicago’s outstanding achievement in producing the H1 VLP antigen in only 14 days, as revealed in the Canadian company’s press release on 30th June 2009, was achieved using among other technologies, a technology invented by JIC researchers and which is licensed by PBL to Medicago

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2008-10-30 10:15:00

Chemistry researchers at The University of Warwick and the John Innes Centre, have found a novel signalling molecule that could be a key that will open up hundreds of new antibiotics unlocking them from the DNA of the Streptomyces family of bacteria.

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2008-10-26 15:35:00

Scientists have expressed genes from snapdragon in tomatoes to grow purple tomatoes high in health-protecting anthocyanins.

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2008-02-28 13:10:00

Scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have discovered how roots find their way past obstacles to grow through soil. The discovery, described in the forthcoming edition of Science, also explains how germinating seedlings penetrate the soil without pushing themselves out as they burrow.

2005-08-17 13:55:00

A team of German and British scientists show how plants ensure that flowers are formed at the right time and the right place.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.