New Alliance Aims to Develop Climate-Smart Rice

August 22, 2016

The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will collaborate on scientific rese…

An Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan is one of two countries in the world that still has a polio problem with new cases reported every year, most often in areas where insurgent threats have made it hard for the vaccine to reach children.

Plants Join Fight Against Polio

August 22, 2016

Lettuce plants might help eradicate the polio virus, which is still causing death and disability in some parts of the world. Although the po…

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Register Now for Seed Meets Technology

August 17, 2016

The third edition of Seed Meets Technology, taking place Sept. 27-30 in the Netherlands, is even bigger than in previous years. This year th…


Researchers One Step Closer to Understanding Plant Flowering

August 15, 2016

Scientists at the John Innes Centre have taken another crucial step towards understanding how plants initiate flowering. This new developmen…


Understanding the Evolution of Plant Pollen Might Help Scientists Prevent Allergies

August 8, 2016

“During the past four decades, allergic diseases have become a global health problem,” says Professor Dabing Zhang, who leads the Univer…

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