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2012-06-26 23:02:21

What is protein, where does it come from, and how much do we need? Sunwarrior, a plant-based supplement company, releases a funny, but info-packed video to answer a few of those questions.

2012-06-19 00:03:38

Science has known about plant hormones since Charles Darwin experimented with plant shoots and showed that the shoots bend toward the light as long as their tips, which are secreting a growth hormone, aren’t cut off.

2012-06-12 14:32:13

José Onuchic has become an expert at connecting the dots, but finding connections merely implied by the dots … well, that’s quite a trick.

2012-06-12 06:23:43

In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified several proteins that help regulate cells’ response to light—and the development of night blindness, a rare disease that abolishes the ability to see in dim light.

2012-06-11 21:50:23

Strings of all kinds, when jostled, wind up in knots.

2012-06-11 20:10:12

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are working to develop substances that can prevent parasites, bacteria and fungi from producing essential proteins, research that could, in the long term, lead to new drugs for several major diseases.

Tiny Living Machines Self-assemble
2012-06-11 07:44:26

Insight may help the development of methods to treat diseases at the nanoscale


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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