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2011-12-21 11:41:39

Hay fever (runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes) is caused by an allergy to pollen, and most commonly to grass pollen. These tiny grains bring misery to sufferers through spring and summer and pollen levels are often included as part of weather reports to help sufferers prepare. However new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Clinical and Translational Allergy shows that, regardless of medication and other allergies, for the same grass pollen levels, hay fever symptoms are...

For Stronger Corn, Make It All Female
2011-12-01 05:00:02

A Purdue University researcher has taken corn off steroids and found that the results might lead to improvements in that and other crops. Burkhard Schulz, an assistant professor of horticulture and landscape architecture, wanted to understand the relationship between natural brassinosteroids - a natural plant steroid hormone - and plant architecture, specifically plant height. Schulz said corn could benefit by becoming shorter and sturdier, but the mechanisms that control those traits are...

2011-11-11 14:16:18

Reproductive assurance in a self-compatible, annual, monocarpic herb, Centaurium erythraea In plants that rely on animals for pollination, the number of seeds they produce, or their relative fitness, is influenced by pollinator visits and the successful deposition of pollen. The number of visits a plant may receive depends partly on pollinator density as well as on conspecific plant density. But what if a plant happens to grow in a population that is small or has very few pollinators...

2011-06-28 20:52:55

A cellulose powder has been used increasingly for many years against allergic rhinitis. Still, there has been a shortage of scientific evidence for its efficacy in seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever), particularly in children. Now, however, scientists from the Sahlgrenska Academy and the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg have proven that the cellulose powder reduces symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in children, without any adverse...

2011-05-20 00:00:30

Gives drivers hands-free access to forecasts for allergy, asthma, cold and cough, and ultraviolet sensitivity. Plymouth Meeting, PA (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Pollen.com, the most visited allergy site on the Web, demonstrated today at Ford's Media Forum: Health & Wellness Connectivity its iPhone Allergy Alert app for Ford's dashboard SYNC in-car connectivity system, which is aimed at reducing driver distraction. After surveying healthcare apps that were in demand, Ford sought out SDI, the...

2011-04-26 06:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Outcast Media's PumpTopTV today announced its new Weather I.Q. product that will allow brands to customize messages based on local weather conditions such as temperature, rain and pollen count. HALLS® is the first brand to use this product to inform active consumers at the pump of the pollen count in their local zip code and promote HALLS® as a helpful antidote for allergy symptom relief of cough and...

2011-03-17 21:00:03

A team of researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal, discovered that pollen, the organ that contains the plant male gametes, communicate with the pistil, their female counterpart, using a mechanism commonly observed in the nervous system of animals. This study not only reveals a new mechanism which underlies reproduction in plants, but also opens an exciting new avenue in the study of how cell-cell communication is conserved between animals and...

2011-03-07 15:39:39

The longer days and warmer weather are not only a sign that spring has sprung, but also a signal that allergies are in full bloom. Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine have a few tips on how to get through the season. "As the weather gets warmer and humid we see increasing levels of tree pollen, followed by grass pollen and to some degree mold spores later in the season," said Dr. Madhu Narra, assistant professor of medicine in the section of allergy, immunology and rheumatology at Baylor...

2011-03-02 20:43:23

A new University of Florida study of 45-million-year-old pollen from Pine Island west of Fort Myers has led to a new understanding of the state's geologic history, showing Florida could be 10 million to 15 million years older than previously believed. The discovery of land in Florida during the early Eocene opens the possibility for researchers to explore the existence of land animals at that time, including their adaptation, evolution and dispersal until the present. Florida Museum of...


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2005-06-08 20:47:33

Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers ranging in color from gold, copper-red or yellow to white, blue, blue-violet, lavender, tan, maroon and purple. Pink and apricot colored irises have also been bred in some species. The name "Iris" can be applied to the genus or to any of the species within it. It is also applied to various subdivisions within the genus. Description There are many species of iris widely distributed throughout the northern temperate zone. Their...

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  • 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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