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Bats scan rainforest with UV vision
Plant-based production of antibody
THE DOW chemical company and Sunol Molecular Corp. have signed an agreement to produce a therapeutic protein in transgenic plants and compare its properties with those of the same antibody produced in mammalian cell culture. Dow will express in ...
Oxygen pulse, a measure of cardiovascular efficiency
MILDLY ELEVATED blood pressure could lead to heart pumping disorders if left untreated. A new Johns Hopkins study indicates that the amount of oxygen that can be circulated in the body during each heart beat while exercising could reveal early ...
Super-hard graphite cracks diamond
Geometric arrangement and spacing of carbon atoms is what makes graphite and diamond differ in appearance and strength.
Why can't a man be more like a woman?
REMEMBER THE famous play / movie of the 1950s called My Fair Lady? In this adaptation of Bernard Shaw's play, The Pygmalion professor Henry Higgins tries to `sophisticate' the rustic girl Eliza Doolittle, and having succeeded in ...
Discoverer of artificial radioactivity
Irene Curie's fame stems principally from the discovery she made with her husband, Fredric Joliet, of artificial radioactivity, for which they shared the Nobel prize in Chemistry in 1935.
Mite management in coconut
The coconut gardens with rich ground vegetation suffer much less damage than those gardens with only coconut palms devoid of cover crops.
Cotton performs well under micro-irrigation
"DRIP IRRIGATION is a boon to cotton farmers. I got high yields from cotton by installing drip irrigation system in my cotton field eight years ago. The crop came to picking early, and yielded more with less water. I could expand the cotton area ...
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