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World Breakthrough On Salt-Tolerant Wheat

A team of Australian scientists involving the University of Adelaide has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils using non-GM techniques.

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Socking it to cancer

University of Queensland, Thu August 03, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Queensland, Australia - An Australian research team has identified a gene that could be used to stop tumours growing by blocking their blood supply.

Genetic Code For Organizing DNA Within The Nucleus Discovered By Scientists

Rehovot, Israel - DNA - the long, thin molecule that carries our hereditary material - is compressed around protein scaffolding in the cell nucleus into tiny spheres called nucleosomes.

Researchers Build Sharpest Tip

University of Alberta, Sat July 15, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Calgary, AB - Forget the phrase, "sharp as a tack." Now, thanks to new University of Alberta research the popular expression might become, "sharp as a single atom tip formed by chemically assisted spatially controlled field evaporation."

Belgium’s Antarctic research station a global sustainability benchmark

International Polar Foundation, Sun June 04, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Belgium - The International Polar Foundation (IPF) unveiled today the final plans for Belgium's Princess Elisabeth Antarctic research station, to be built during the International Polar Year 2007-08 (IPY).

Survival Of The Selfless: Scientists Find Cheats Don’t Always Prosper

Imperial College London, Thu May 25, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
London, England - Selfishness is not necessarily the best survival trait for microorganisms, according to researchers studying the comparative effectiveness of 'cheating' and 'cooperating' strains of yeast.

Scientists predict how to detect a fourth dimension of space

Duke University, Thu May 25, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Durham, NC - Scientists at Duke and Rutgers universities have developed a mathematical framework they say will enable astronomers to test a new five-dimensional theory of gravity that competes with Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

New space observations poised to save lives from floods, landslides

Baltimore, MD - Using NASA's advanced Earth-observing satellites, scientists have discovered a new opportunity to build early detection systems that might protect thousands from floods and landslides.

Revolution in the fight against cancer & viruses

Research Australia, Thu May 25, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Clayton, Australia - A recent scientific discovery could herald the introduction of fast, effective treatments for cancer and viruses.

Drug Discovery Team To Explore Newly Discovered Deep-sea Reefs

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Wed May 24, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Miami, FL - From May 22-30, Harbor Branch scientists, along with colleagues from the University of Miami, will use the Harbor Branch Johnson-Sea-Link II submersible to explore for the first time newly discovered deep-sea reefs between Florida and the Bahamas.

Research highlights how bacteria produce energy

American Society for Microbiology, Tue May 23, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Orlando, FL - The world's smallest life forms could be the answer to one of today's biggest problems: providing sustainable, renewable energy for the future.

‘Super Broccoli’ Promises To Help Us Live Longer, Last Longer On Our Shelves

University of Warwick, Sun May 21, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Warwick, UK - Warwick HRI, the University of Warwick's plant research Department, has created a stand at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London this week. However the star exhibit in their garden won't be multicoloured flowers or a soothing water feature. The Warwick HRI stand will show how far scientists have reached in breeding a range of "Super Broccoli" and its wider brassica family which will: help us live longer, last longer on our shelves, and use much less pesticide and fertilizer.

Ancient tomb sheds new light on Egyptian colonialism

University of Chicago Press Journals , Wed May 17, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Chicago, IL - In approximately 1550 B.C., Egypt conquered its southern neighbor, ancient Nubia, and secured control of valuable trade routes.

AFS files patent for 250 mpg ‘Extreme Hybrid’ plug-in car

AFS Trinity Power, Tue May 16, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Seattle, WA - AFS Trinity Power Corporation today filed its patent application disclosing the company's new technology for an Extreme Hybrid(TM) car capable of carrying the average American motorist more than 250 miles on a single gallon of gasoline or ethanol.

The most realistic virtual reality room in the world

Iowa State University, Thu May 11, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Ames, Iowa - More than $4 million in equipment upgrades will shine 100 million pixels on Iowa State University's six-sided virtual reality room.

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