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Little-known fruits contain powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agents

Research shows that five fruit species native to Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest biome have bioactive properties as outstanding as those of blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, and...

White rot fungi’s size explained by breadth of gene families involved

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New way to prevent genetically engineered and unaltered organisms from producing offspring

A major obstacle to applying genetic engineering to benefit humans and the environment is the risk that organisms whose genes have been altered might...

Removing invasive plants can increase biodiversity in stream waters

Restoration projects to remove invasive plants can make a positive impact on native plant species. But a new study shows restoration has an additional...

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