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Crops Possibly Protected From Stressors Due To New Discovery
2012-08-31 16:37:30

Salk findings of a key genetic mechanism in plant hormone signaling may help save crops from stress and help address human hunger

Are Genes Our Destiny
2011-09-18 06:30:55

Salk scientists discover 'hidden' code in DNA evolves more rapidly than genetic code.

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2011-07-31 07:22:28

Salk Institute and Dana Farber Cancer Institute researchers contribute to production of largest-ever map of plant protein interactions.

2011-02-02 20:32:41

Reprogramming adult cells to recapture their youthful "can-do-it-all" attitude appears to leave an indelible mark, found researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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2009-10-15 06:25:00

Despite the fact that the human genome sequence lists nearly every single DNA base of the roughly 3 billion bases that make up a human genome, it has remained a biological mystery as to how its function is regulated.

2009-02-11 09:24:51

Best known for its effects on fruit ripening and flower fading, the gaseous plant hormone ethylene shortens the shelf life of many fruits and plants by putting their physiology on fast-forward.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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