Why Are Farmers Forced to Accept Insecticide-Treated Seeds?

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Story at-a-glance − An independent review of 800 studies concluded neonicotinoids are also harming birds, earthworms, snails, and other invertebrates USDA does not include seed treatments or Bt crops in Continue reading

New Procedure Repairs Severed Nerves in Minutes, Restoring Limb Use in Days or Weeks

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Team apply new procedure to rapidly induce nerve regeneration in mammals

American scientists believe a new procedure to repair severed nerves could result in patients recovering in days or weeks, rather than months or years. The team used a cellular mechanism similar to that used by many invertebrates to repair damage to nerve axons. Their results are published today in the Journal of Neuroscience Research. Continue reading

Aging Healthier, Not Just Longer

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The picture shows two 9-month-old mice from the study. The one on the right received the drug to eliminate senescent cells (from the NYT, 2 November, 2011, taken by Jan van Deursen). Continue reading