MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a newly-discovered class of short (19-24 nucleotides), non-coding RNA found in eukaryotic cells. miRNA regulates post-transcriptional silencing of protein coding genes, a process miRNA were not known to be involved in until the early 2000s. Basically, a new type of protein regulator in plants and animals has recently been discovered and it [...]
I may not be Paula Deen, but I can still make a mean spinach dip! After tasting and creating my share of these potluck delights, I have found that most recipes suffer from one key weakness: not enough spinach.
The recipe below is pretty standard. What elevates it above the rest of the pack is [...]
It was an Ice Age squirrel’s treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years. From the fruit tissues, a team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pioneering experiment that paves the way for the revival of other species.
Earth is the planet of the plants—and it all can be traced back to one green cell. The world’s lush profusion of photosynthesizers—from towering redwoods to ubiquitous diatoms—owe their existence to a tiny alga eons ago that swallowed a cyanobacteria and turned it into an internal solar power plant.
By studying [...]
Here is a simple Valentine’s Day classic to put you in the mood…
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
•16 ounces milk chocolate chips
•2 tablespoons shortening
•1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves
1.Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
2.In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring [...]
In a meeting room at a Spenard hotel this weekend, Alaskans seeking a medical marijuana card can line up to see a Los Angeles ophthalmologist in town to evaluate their medical need for pot — at $225 a “patient.”
“The Healing Center Medical Clinic” will be Friday through Sunday at the Millennium Hotel, the second [...]
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