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2011-07-02 02:46:29

Infection with the gastric bacterium Helicobacter pylori provides reliable protection against allergy-induced asthma, immunologists from the University of Zurich have demonstrated in an animal model together with allergy specialists from the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

2011-05-31 16:09:27

A large number of illnesses stem from misfolded proteins, molecules composed of amino acids.

2011-05-31 15:42:35

In flowering plants, the beginning of embryogenesis is almost exclusively governed by maternal gene activity.

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2011-05-20 06:40:00

A fang-like tooth on double upper lips, spiny teeth on the tongue and a pulley-like mechanism to move the tongue backwards and forwards – this bizarre bite belongs to a conodont and, thanks to a fresh fossil find, has now been analyzed and reconstructed by a Swiss-French research team headed by paleontologists from the University of Zurich.

2011-05-16 15:59:15

Aggressive male mating behavior might well be a successful reproductive strategy for the individual but it can drive the species to extinction.

2011-04-25 12:36:03

The neutralization of the cytokine GM-CSF could halt the development of multiple sclerosis.

2011-01-27 14:34:15

Switzerland is not the democracy par excellence as thought, but only a mediocre one and ranks fourteenth when compared with twenty-nine established democracies.

2011-01-14 08:51:46

Airborne prions are also infectious and can induce mad cow disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disorder.

2010-11-15 21:43:53

Biologists at UC San Diego and four other institutions have identified a long-sought after family of genes that controls how yeast and plants accumulate toxic heavy metals and arsenic inside their cells.

2010-11-12 12:50:04

Powdery mildew is a fungus that infects both crop and ornamental plants. Each year, powdery mildew and other plant pathogens cause immense crop loss.


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'.