Author: Veronica Wignall

New prospects for drought resistance?

Scientists have found a new way to make plants resistant to drought, by genetically modifying them to activate drought-fighting processes in response to chemicals that are already commonly used in agriculture. Using protein engineering...

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Doping: a Cocktail of Chemicals

The prestigious cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and his dignity in 2012, after finally confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs. Now, Armstrong has said that if asked to...

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The Colder the Better for the Common Cold

Have you ever wondered why wintery weather brings on the sniffles? A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that the common cold prefers cold noses, which may partly...

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