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Cornell Chronicle: Major crop gene breakthrough

Cornell Chronicle: Major crop gene breakthrough | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050, humankind faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using the same amounts of water, fertilizer and arable land as today.


Via Stéphane Bisaillon
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The Glory of Leaves - Rob R. Dunn in National Geographic Magazine

The Glory of Leaves - Rob R. Dunn in National Geographic Magazine | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Sometimes a masterwork hangs in a museum. Other times it hangs from the branch of a tree or rounds out a slender stem.

 

Ecologist, Dr. Rob Dunn, contemplates the diversity of leaf morphology, color & anatomy, and the consistent marvel of photosynthesis, in the October National Geographic.

 

Language to do them justice!

 

http://www.YourWildlife.org

 

https://twitter.com/RobRDunn

 

 

 

 

 

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Mother Nature’s steroids

Mother Nature’s steroids | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

It turns out Mom was right – greens really are good for us.

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CALS Research, NCSU's insight:

A team from Rutgers and the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, made the discovery.

 

Dr. Debora Esposito, a Rutgers/NCSU postdoctoral associate hosted at the NCSU PHHI and Dr. lavko Komarnytsky, metabolic biologist and assistant professor there, with Rutgers researcher found evidence that steroids produced by certain plants can increase lean body mass, muscle fiber populations, and even endurance of muscles.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/06/3768076/mother-natures-steroids.html#storylink=cpy
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