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Plants May Use Newly Discovered Language To Communicate
2014-08-15 03:42:31

[ Watch The Video: Attack Of The Parasitic Plants! ] Virginia Tech The discovery throws open the door to a new arena of science that explores how plants communicate with each other on a molecular level A Virginia Tech scientist has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another. The finding by Jim Westwood, a professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science in the...

Mistletoe Extract Shows Promise As Colon Cancer Treatment
2012-12-23 06:22:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While it has become an iconic symbol of holiday romance, mistletoe may contain a substance that could help in the treatment of colon cancer, researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia discovered in a recent study. The research, which was featured in a Huffington Post article published Friday, discovered the plant's extract was actually more effective in eliminating colon cancer cells than chemotherapy. Furthermore,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.