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2009-06-11 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta today announced that it has acquired Georgia-based Circle One Global, Inc., to add an innovative antitoxin crop protection technology to the company's portfolio. Circle One Global markets the product Afla-Guard(R), which is aimed at reducing aflatoxin, a toxin that can develop in crops such as corn and peanuts, particularly during heat and drought stress. "The acquisition of this technology adds an important biological crop protection...

2009-04-16 17:16:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It first began as an idea to fight airborne germs and bacteria in hospitals and healthcare settings, and in fact, Accents in Water remains the only Hospital-Approved, clinically tested water features available in the world today. Then, general public settings like restaurants, office buildings, and hotels wanted them. So naturally, it was only a matter of time before custom interior designers and architects demanded these particular water features...

2008-08-20 18:00:39

WITH the continued wet weather this summer, the NFU is stepping up efforts to liaise with various parts of the supply chain over potential quality issues. As rain continues to fall, the main concern is with loss of quality in the region's crop of milling wheat and malting barley as well as problems nationally. Ian Backhouse, chairman of the union's national and regional combinable crops boards, said every opportunity was being taken to assess the developing situation on a week-by-week...

2008-07-31 00:00:33

W ith the Westcountry's climate being mild and moist, diseases on both grassland and arable crops are always going to be a problem, but the winter wheat variety Sherborne has proved to be a real winner in 2007 and 2008. Farmers throughout the region have reported exceptionally clean and healthy-looking crops - and although it is only two years since the variety was first introduced onto the market, Sherborne has already started to gain a reputation as the variety to grow where there is...

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2008-07-01 06:10:00

More than a year after they took the hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms," volunteers in a Johns Hopkins study rated the experience as one of the most meaningful and spiritually important of their lives, researchers reported today. The results suggest that hallucinogenic compounds, long considered taboo after widespread abuse in the late 1960s, represent both an untapped resource to help people cope with trauma, and a scientific tool for exploring human spirituality, the authors said....

2007-04-15 03:00:25

By Pillai, Suresh D ABSTRACT: Bioaerosols are a vehicle for the dissemination of human and animal pathogens. Because of land-filling costs and the ban on ocean dumping of municipal biosolids, land application of biosolids and animal manure is increasing all over the globe. There is no doubt that the creation, generation, and disposal of human and animal wastes increases the aerosolization potential of a wide variety of microbial pathogens and related pollutants. In an attempt to address...

2006-07-11 16:52:50

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Magic mushrooms," used by Native Americans and hippies to alter consciousness, appear to have similar mystical effects on many people, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. At least one team of doctors is already testing whether using them can help terminal cancer patients come to terms with their fates. More than 60 percent of volunteers given capsules of psilocybin derived from mushrooms said they had a "full...

2006-07-11 12:40:35

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Magic mushrooms," used by Native Americans and hippies to alter consciousness, appear to have similar mystical effects on many people, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. More than 60 percent of volunteers given capsules of psilocybin derived from mushrooms said they had a "full mystical experience." "Many of the volunteers in our study reported, in one way or another, a direct, personal experience of the...

2006-07-11 11:02:39

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Magic mushrooms," used by Native Americans and hippies to alter consciousness, appear to have similar mystical effects on many people, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. More than 60 percent of volunteers given capsules of psilocybin derived from mushrooms said they had a "full mystical experience." "Many of the volunteers in our study reported, in one way or another, a direct, personal experience of the...

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2006-07-11 12:35:00

NEW YORK - People who took an illegal drug made from mushrooms reported profound mystical experiences that led to behavior changes lasting for weeks "” all part of an experiment that recalls the psychedelic '60s. Many of the 36 volunteers rated their reaction to a single dose of the drug, called psilocybin, as one of the most meaningful or spiritually significant experiences of their lives. Some compared it to the birth of a child or the death of a parent. Such comments "just seemed...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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