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Bacteria Used to Encrypt Messages
2011-09-28 05:20:48

Scientists have discovered a method whereby E. Coli bacteria are used to encrypt messages. The discovery, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by researchers from Tufts University, allows simple messages to be encoded by genetically modified bacteria that produce different florescence proteins. These proteins react to different light frequencies allowing patterns to be developed. The scientists setup an alphabet and grid system using seven...

2011-09-06 10:58:21

A novel way of increasing the amounts of antibiotics produced by bacteria has been discovered that could markedly improve the yields of these important compounds in commercial production. It could also be valuable in helping to discover new compounds. With the ever-growing threat from antibiotic resistance, these tools will be very useful in ensuring that we have enough of these useful compounds in the future. The majority of antibiotics we know of today are produced naturally by a group...

2011-01-28 09:05:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Superbugs aren't just a concern when walking through a hospital. They could also be coming from our animal farms. According to a new study, insects could be responsible for spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria from pigs to humans. Ludek Zurek and collaborators from Kansas and North Carolina State Universities isolated bacteria from farm pig feces and compared them to the bacteria present in the intestines of the house flies and German cockroaches caught on those...

2010-01-28 10:34:59

A type of antibiotic that can cause hearing loss in people has been found to paradoxically protect the ears when given in extended low doses in very young mice. The surprise finding came from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis who looked to see if loud noise and the antibiotic kanamycin together would produce a bigger hearing loss than either factor by itself. The results will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the Association for Research in...

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2008-10-15 16:20:00

An herbicide that is effective at killing broadleaf weeds in corn, but also annihilated most of the grapes in Illinois and other Midwestern states, may finally have a worthy contender. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new grape called Improved Chancellor which is resistant to the popular herbicide 2, 4-D. "In 1946, 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic or 2, 4-D was introduced. It was a wonder herbicide," said Robert Skirvin, plant biologist in the College of Agriculture,...

2008-06-24 03:00:31

By Berthome, Richard Thomasset, Muriel; Maene, Marion; Bourgeois, Nathalie; Froger, Nicole; Budar, Francoise Purine metabolism is crucial in living cells and involves three complex pathways in plants: the de novo synthesis, the salvage, and the degradation pathways. The relative importance of each pathway in plant development and reproduction, however, is still unclear. We identified two T-DNA insertions in the Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) PUR4 gene (At1g74260) that encodes...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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