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Growing sweet on tomatoes (New method produces sweeter, well-growing tomatoes)

Previous research has shown that the sugar sucrose plays a role in controlling key fruit genes involved in sugar metabolism. Efforts to control these genes succeeded in increasing the sugar content in fruit but also resulted in stunted growth. Researchers from Tohoku University in Japan used a bioinformatics search tool to find nucleotide sequences in the tomato genome similar to a known tobacco gene sequence that can be repressed by sucrose. When a special coding sequence on the toba

Characterization of a new form of mRNA regulation

RNA, once thought to be a mere middleman between DNA and protein, is now recognized as the stage at which a host of regulatory processes can act to allow for flexibility in gene expression and thus the functions of cells and tissues. In a new report in the journal Plant Cell, University of Pennsylvania biologists used material from both humans and plants to examine chemical modifications to messenger RNA, or mRNA, finding that the modifications appear to play a significant role in the

MSc in Agriculture Plant Sciences

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment offers 12-month, English-language MSc programs (non-thesis): MSc in Agriculture Plant Sciences  MSc in Agriculture Environmental Quality Sciences Outstanding students may transfer to the MSc thesis track for a second year of studies. The programs are taught by academic faculty, lead

Call for paper 2015 for 3rd Vol of NJB (Nepal Journal of Biotechnology)

Call for Papers Nepal Journal of Biotechnology (NJB) ISSN 2091-1130 (Online)   Nepal Journal of Biotechnology (NJB)is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international online journal published by Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN). The main objective of NJB is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. NJB aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in Life Science and Biotechnology and become the leading journal in Life Science in the Nepa

Announcement of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was awarded with one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi ┼îmura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and the other half to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.   The announcement can be viewed here