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Anti-arthritis med stops growth of TB bug

IMMUNOLOGIST Johan Van Weyenbergh (KU Leuven) and his Belgian-Brazilian colleagues have shown that a drug used to fight arthritis also stops the process that...

Antibiotic resistance: bacteria can change shape inside humans to avoid antibiotics

WIDESPREAD antibiotic use is largely to blame for the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which is currently one of the biggest threats to global...

Scientists highlight responsible advancement, safe use of synthetic biology

A TEAM of scientists published a policy forum article on the technological challenges of milestones when writing about genomes. The article focuses on identifying...

Secrets to insect adaption to climate change discovered in moth

A TEAM of biologists led by Tufts University has found two genes that may permit some insect species to survive climate change by adjusting...

Genetically engineered species occur naturally

HORIZONTAL gene transfer caused by Agrobacterium was found to occur in 39 dicot species. These findings prove that transgenic plants occur in nature on...

First Argentine GM potato to be released in 2020

AFTER being de-regulated during August 2018, the National Council of Technical and Scientific Research (CONICET) started last week the formal process to register the...

GE increases availability of organic seeds

MORDOR INTELLIGENCE reports that the global market for organic seeds was valued at USD 1,651.5 million in 2018 and is projected to reach a...

FDA nod for ultra low gossypol cotton for consumption

THE US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an ultralow gossypol cottonseed, ULGCS, to be utilised as human food and animal feed. ULGCS is...

New way to develop drought-resilient crops

AUSTRALIAN research could help breeders develop more drought-resilient crops that can produce more food and more profit with less water. Drought tolerance is critically important...

Arthropods formed orderly lines 480 million years ago

RESEARCHERS studied fossilised Moroccan Ampyx trilobites , which lived 480 million years ago and showed that the trilobites had probably been buried in their...

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