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Nitrogen Fixation System Could Eliminate The Need For Chemical Fertilizers
2013-07-26 05:01:36

Plant scientists from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom have announced a revolutionary new system that allows plants to take nitrogen from the atmosphere and potentially eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers that can pollute the ecosystem where they are used.

2013-04-16 15:35:05

Playing simple games using words and pictures can help people to learn a new language with greater ease.

Autism Affects Social Mimicry Skills
2013-04-09 05:25:55

While growing children typically copy all of their parents’ behavior, youngsters suffering from autism are more selective about which actions they mimic, according to a new study published in Monday’s edition of the journal Current Biology.

2013-03-13 18:01:25

The stick can work just as well as the carrot in improving our performance.

Gene Discovered That Triples Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease
2012-11-15 15:08:47

An international team of researchers recently discovered a gene that almost triples the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

2012-11-12 12:29:55

Child protection professionals are to be offered new guidance on how best to involve families in the case reviews that follow the death or serious injury of a child as a result of abuse or neglect.

2012-11-02 14:49:03

World-leading experts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging from The University of Nottingham’s Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre have made a key discovery which could give the medical world a new tool for the improved diagnosis and monitoring of neuro-degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis.

2012-09-11 12:40:01

Scientists at The University of Nottingham say adverse side-effects caused by the anti-parasitic drug quinine in the treatment of malaria could be controlled by what we eat.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.