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Insecticides Linked To Farmland Bird Population Declines
2014-07-10 11:01:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When they were introduced in the 1990s, a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids was thought to be highly targeted toward pests, but mounting evidence is suggesting that they have had a negative effect on the larger ecosystem. A new study in the journal Nature has found that use of neonicotinoids is linked to a decline in the populations of farmland birds across Europe. For the study, scientists from Radboud University in the...

Cat Urine To Power Space Travel?
2011-10-04 08:36:19

Will our next generation of space travel be powered by cat urine? Researchers from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands released a study which details the work of a particular bacterium that turns the smelly contents of your cat box (or any other type of urine) into space fuel, AFP is reporting. The results of the scientists´ work show that the bacterium anammox, first identified in the 1990´s, thrives in the absence of oxygen and transforms ammonium, the...

2011-03-11 07:59:00

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology has been developed within Top Institute Pharma that helps medicines be absorbed quicker into the blood and thus be more effective. Researcher Hans de Waard, who is associated with the University of Groningen, will obtain his doctorate on this subject on March 11. De Waard: "Many current medicines are not easily dissolved in the digestive tract, which means that they barely reach the bloodstream. This, in turn, means that...

2009-04-22 08:00:00

BILTHOVEN and NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- InteRNA Technologies B.V. and Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre have entered into a research agreement to develop microRNA (miRNA)-based therapeutics for prostate cancer. Under the research collaboration with professor Jack Schalken (Laboratory of Experimental Urology), InteRNA's unique lentiviral-based miRNA overexpression library will be applied in multi-parametric, high-throughput functional screening...


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 'kardia,' heart.
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