Development of cotton production using hybrids in Kenya

Kenya has proclaimed plans aimed at ameliorating its ailing cotton sector, a government official imparted. Charles Waturu, Director of Horticulture Research Institute at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), said “We have plans to introduce the development of cotton production using hybrids, which will have three times the production yield,”during a cotton stakeholders…

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US FDA approves GMO golden rice

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Golden Rice, marking the third positive international assessment for the genetically engineered biofortified crop. Previously, Food Standards Australia Already approved by New Zealand and Health Canada. In an official letter to the developers of Golden Rice, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the FDA concurred…

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Enzyme inhibitor blocks respiratory virus replication

Investigators at Imperial College London synthesized the compound IMP-1088, a picomolar dual inhibitor of the human enzymes N-myristoyltransferases NMT1 and NMT2. N-myristoyltransferase catalyzes the transfer of myristate – a rare 14-carbon saturated fatty acid, which is attached by an amide linkage to the N-terminal glycine residue of cellular and viral proteins with diverse functions –…

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The hybrid fruit: Papple

‘Crunchy like an apple, sweet like a pear’: The hybrid fruit has been described as ‘a pear disguised as an apple’Initially released in the UK in 2012, sources claim Australian release is imminent. It annexes the ranks of other hybrid fruits including the grapple and boysenberry. ‘It has taken three generations of crosses over various…

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Neuronal identity certify by particular transcription element

Neurodegenerative disease researchers have developed a protocol for the consistent transformation of stem cells of fibroblast origin into specific classes of neurons for brain research and drug development. Transient expression of certain transcription factors has been found to endow non-neural cells with neuronal properties. The relationship between reprogramming factors and the transcriptional networks that produce…

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Oral cambinol cure present potential for blocking progress of alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease researchers have shown that the low molecular weight drug cambinol blocks the formation of exosomes that allow the scatter of insoluble, toxic tau entirety, characteristic neurodegenerative disorder. Tau proteins are components of the cytoskeleton of neurons, but in Alzheimer’s disease, tau proteins become abnormally amend and condense into insoluble from “neurofibrillary tangles” for…

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PB transposon mutagenesis identifies malaria genes and drug targets

A team of genome researchers took dominance of the curious nucleotide composition of Plasmodium falciparum DNA to produce mutant strains of the malaria parasite. Pinpoint essential genes and potential drug targets. The extreme adenine-thymine (AT)-bias of the P. falciparum genome has hampered genetic studies through earmark looms such as homologous recombination or CRISPR/Cas9, and only…

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