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Scientists name world's whiffiest cheese
...from Roquefort, near Toulouse, aged 3 months, blue mould
cheese Reblochon AOC - Cow's milk cheese from Savoie region in France, aged 3-4 weeks Livarot AOC - Cow's milk cheese from Normandy, aged 90 days, rind is washed with brine Banon AOC - Goat's milk cheese from Provence ...
Poison digs its own grave
...lpful in developing new strategies to control grey mould
150K to find out why you're a slime ball
...ce. "People might wonder why bother studying slime mould
but it could lead to a greater understanding of human behaviour," explained Dr Thompson, who is based in the Faculty of Life Sciences. "We know that human behaviour, at least in part, is influenced by our genes, so studying behaviour at a cellular le...
Corn grain mould used as pesticide
...substances. The tasteless toxin is produced by the mould
aspergillus flavus. It grows in hot, arid regions,...es, particularly, this dangerous paintbrush-shaped mould
is ubiquitous. This may be one reason for the high rate of liver cancer in Africa. "Our colleagues f...
Genome discovery will help combat disease and lead to new drugs
...s fumigatus is a major constituent of compost, and mould
fungi have been important sources of drugs including penicillin and ciclosporin (for transplantation). "However, they are something of a Jekyll and Hyde and also produce toxins known as mycotoxins, such as aflatoxin which can cause liver cancer. Asp...
AIDS drug from sunflowers
... to help them with this. It all began with a small mould
with the tongue-twisting name sclerotinia scleroti...ant cells in a nutrient solution together with the mould
sclerotinia sclerotiorum and then obtain the enzyme from the liquid,' CEMBIO researcher Ralf Theisen...
Beetle feet stick to their promises
...uired surface is embossed as a negative image. The mould
is filled with a polymerizing mixture which is allowed to cure and then released from the mould. This sounds easy, but is the result of a "great deal of trial and error." The researchers found the construction of the microstructural "cake tin" partic...
Spectacular dinosaur skull comes back to Alberta
...the world. This is the last cast from the original mould
and when you have a research quality cast where it is duplicated right down to a freckle, it doesn't get any better than that." The fossils from this large herbivorous dinosaur were first found by the Sternberg family, who were hired by the Geologic...
Research on grey mold offers possible breakthrough in tomato cultivation
...ties without having to use pesticides against grey mould
(Botrytis cinerea). This is the conclusion of the ... to market new tomatoes that are resistant to grey mould
in the near future. The new varieties will mean tomato growers will have to devote far less resource...
Has science unearthed the Holy Grail of pain relief?
...he Faculty of Life Sciences. By looking at slime mould
we were effectively able to turn the evolutionary ...y a 10% similarity between human P2X and the slime mould
equivalent. They were therefore able to deduce from evolutionary theory that it was these similar pa...