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2011-08-29 13:59:06

Understanding which genes control traits, like when a plant will flower, what soil type is best or its ability to persist in drought conditions provides insight into the ability of plants to adapt to new environments.

2011-08-04 18:03:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that an executive member of management will present at the Jefferies Global Industrial Conference on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. ET.

2011-06-30 19:13:36

The technology that allows scientists to profile the entire genome of individual tumors offers new hope for discovering ways to select the best treatment for each patient's particular type of cancer.

2011-06-23 11:34:00

-Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Researcher Shows Proof-of-Principle for New Tool Called VAAST, Using DNA from Handful of Subjects in Two Families- PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harnessing the new generation of rapid, highly accurate gene-sequencing techniques, a research team has identified the disease-causing mutation in a newly characterized rare genetic disease, by analyzing DNA from just a few individuals.

2011-06-23 06:00:00

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As schools across the country let out this month, a joint project launched today by New York's hometown value carrier JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) and PBS KIDS aims to keep children reading wherever they go this summer - with a combination of in-flight and online literacy resources, community reading events and a partnership with First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in need.

2011-06-09 15:15:00

Online students plan to continue education at top colleges and universities across the country SALT LAKE CITY, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 3, the Utah Virtual Academy honored 25 students as the graduating class of 2011. The traditional graduation ceremony took place at 3 p.m.

Word of the Day
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.