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Mahogany tree family dates back to last hurrah of the dinosaurs

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Nanosensor can alert a smartphone when plants are stressed

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Breathing heavy wildfire smoke may increase risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Heavy wildfire smoke may raise the risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. To reduce exposure to wildfire smoke, researchers advise people to stay indoors with...

Breeding a hardier, more nutritious wheat

High-fructan wheat provides benefits for growers and consumers.

Keratin scaffolds could advance regenerative medicine and tissue engineering for humans

Researchers have developed a simple method for preparing 3D keratin scaffold models which can be used to study the regeneration of tissue.

A new species of black endemic iguanas in Caribbeans is proposed for urgent conservation

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Plant diversity in European forests is declining

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Foxglove plants produce compounds used in heart medicine; can science do it better?

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Plants control microbiome diversity inside leaves to promote health

Scientists show how plant genes select which microbes get to live inside their leaves in order to stay healthy.

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