Breeding plants with genes from one parent

Scientists are a step closer to breeding plants with genes from only one parent. New research led by plant biologists at UC Davis shows...

Extreme heat events jeopardize cardiovascular health, experts warn

A consequence of global warming is a greater frequency and intensity of extreme heat events. This extreme heat is associated with a greater risk...

Alien organisms – hitchhikers of the galaxy?

Scientists warn, without good biosecurity measures 'alien organisms' on Earth may become a reality stranger than fiction. Scientists are calling for greater recognition of...

Bacteria as climate heroes

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Study finds single molecule within a specific plant used by Native Americans can treat...

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Novel approach to a plant-based diet, unique to long-necked dinosaurs

A new study uncovers a novel approach to a plant-based diet, unique to long-necked dinosaurs.

Research finds key advances towards reducing the cost of plant improvement

Crop improvement often involves the transfer of genetic material from one organism to another to produce a valuable trait. Some major examples of crops...

Pinniped craniofacial musculature provides insight on its role in aquatic feeding

Pinnipeds -- a group including seals, sea lions and walruses -- are relatively recently derived marine mammals that evolved from terrestrial carnivorans and reentered...

Forest fires linked to low birth weight in newborns

Women exposed to smoke from landscape fires during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to babies with low or very low birth weights,...

Researchers must assume responsibility for halting the global bee decline, experts urge

The number of wild bees has fallen dramatically since 1990. An expert urges researchers to assume their responsibility and help save the insects who...

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