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How Plants Benefit From Forest Fires
2013-04-30 11:18:53

Forest fires are a major cause of plant death and destruction, but they can also be a source of life as some dormant seeds begin to germinate in the aftermath of a raging inferno.

Daily Liver Cycles Controlled By More Than 3,000 Epigenetic Switches
2012-12-11 10:16:12

When it's dark, and we start to fall asleep, most of us think we're tired because our bodies need rest. Yet circadian rhythms affect our bodies not just on a global scale, but at the level of individual organs, and even genes.

2012-06-30 23:00:51

Designed by Fentress Architects, the World-Class Laboratory Promotes Intellectual Exploration and Collaboration La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 “Design

Alzheimer's Drug Candidate Could Prevent Disease Progression
2011-12-15 04:55:47

A new drug candidate may be the first capable of halting the devastating mental decline of Alzheimer's disease, based on the findings of a study published Dec. 14 in PLoS ONE.

Image 1 - Fruit Fly Intestine May Hold Secret To The Fountain Of Youth
2011-11-03 04:46:41

Long-lived fruit flies offer Salk scientists clues to slowing human aging and fighting disease.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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