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2009-09-07 08:09:02

By adapting a single protein on the surface of the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus, researchers at the University of British Columbia have turned it into a protein production factory, making useful proteins that can act as vaccines and drugs.

2005-07-23 11:58:03

By Marius Bosch JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's 33-20 win over Australia on Saturday drew Nelson Mandela's 87th birthday celebrations to a sparkling close, a decade after he helped spur the Springboks to their first Rugby World Cup win.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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