TCU's prairie prophet taught 'urban shamans' about life and mortality
Aryn Young, a research assistant at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and one of Burgess' former TCU students, is recording his running monologue on how the native grassland he helped create on BRIT's grounds represents the very heart of Fort Worth.
Sat May 18, 2013
What are botanic gardens for?
Their advocates say they are a store of knowledge, which could help tackle many global problems and offer a chance to live in a timeframe not bound by instant messaging, but across the world many botanical gardens are having to face challenges, often related to funding.
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Taxonomic botany drooping
Robert Scotland is the last remaining taxonomic botanist to be found in any UK university.
Fri May 17, 2013
New formula invented for microscope viewing, substitutes for federally controlled drug
Researchers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and City University of New York have invented a proprietary new formulation called VisikolTM that effectively clears organisms to be viewed under microscopes.
Wed May 15, 2013
Mon May 13, 2013
New non-GM technology platform for genetic improvement of sunflower oilseed crop
The new technology platform can harness the plant's own genes to improve characteristics of sunflower, develop genetic traits, which will improve its role as an important oilseed crop.
Sun May 12, 2013
Confocal microscopy and plant cell biology: A perfect match
Plant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology: Official Journal of the Societa Botanica Italiana , Vol.
Sat May 11, 2013
Molecular Basis of Plant Cold Acclimation: Insights Gained from...
For the 75th Anniversary Issue of Plant Physiology, I contributed an article in which I highlighted recent advances in the identification of genes with roles in cold acclimation: the process whereby certain plants increase in freezing tolerance in response to low nonfreezing temperatures.
Wild edible plants at Lake Mara
Wild edible plants will be the focus of a program at Lake Maria State Park beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the park's nature center.
Fri May 10, 2013
Penn State Master Gardeners: Is it a geranium or not?
After a cold winter, spring has finally arrived, and it is time to plant the garden.
Modified formula aims to prevent death in premature infants
Necrotizing Entercolitis, an infection and inflammation that causes destruction of the intestine,affects about 10,000 babies a year in the country, and mortality rates are roughly 40 percent.
Thu May 09, 2013
Glowing Plant Gets Funds Green Light
Three biotechnology entrepreneurs have come up with a bright idea that has attracted a wealth of interest and backing on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, which allows people to donate money directly to projects they want to help finance.
Wed May 08, 2013
UI professor recognized for science excellence
A U of I professor is joining the ranks of Isaac Newton and other great scientists.
External heat-pulse method allows comparative sapflow measurements in ...
External heat-pulse method allows comparative sapflow measurements in diverse functional types in a Mediterranean-type shrubland in South Africa Robert P. Skelton A C , Adam G. West A , Todd E. Dawson B and Jenny M. Leonard A A University of Cape Town - Botany, HW Pearson Building Upper Campus, Cape Town, Western Cape 7700, South Africa.
Syngenta Soybean Fungicide Options Provide Stress Management, Boost Yields
As part of its mission to enable farmers to grow more soybeans , Syngenta continues to push the envelope in stress management.
UI professor elected to Royal Society
Stephen Long, who has pioneered research into the photosynthetic productivity of crops, is the UI Gutgsell Endowed Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology and faculty fellow at the UI's Institute for Genomic Biology.
Using C4 photosynthesis to increase the yield of rice-rationale and feasibility
Current Opinion in Plant Biology , Vol. 11, No. 2. , pp. 228-231, doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2007.11.002 90% of the world's rice is grown and consumed in Asia, with each hectare of rice-producing land providing food for 27 people.
Tue May 07, 2013
NASA reports International Space Station Scientists study Glow in the Dark Plants
The world is changing. As greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere, global temperatures are on the rise.
Mon May 06, 2013
Pick me for Park Ranger
Christopher Beavon thinks it'd be pretty tops to score the best job in the world, or at least one of them.
University of Illinois professor elected Fellow of the Royal Society
This is Stephen P. Long, University of Illinois Gutgsell Endowed Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology, Institute for Genomic Biology faculty member, and Fellow of the Royal Society.