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Plant roots change shape and branch out for water

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A better model for type 2 diabetes: The Nile rat

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Traffic congestion may contribute to lower birthweight

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From cell walls to photosynthesis: How does manganese get to where it needs to...

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Researchers solve hundred-year-old botanical mystery that was key to the spread of plant life...

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A new experiment conducted at the world's largest particle physics laboratory, demonstrates the mechanism for how the gas-phase form of iodine -- known as...

Toxic cooking fumes cause life-threatening complications in pregnant women with high blood pressure

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