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Saturday, July 24, 2004

Public Release: 24-Jul-2004
American Society of Plant Biologists
Growing new breed of vaccine-producing plants to fight human diseases worldwide
At his presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) here July 24, 2004, Arizona State University Professor Charles J. Arntzen explained the newest advances in his research on plant-producing vaccines to fight human afflictions such as cholera, Norwalk Virus and hepatitis B.
National Institutes of Health

Public Release: 24-Jul-2004
American Society of Plant Biologists
Briggs takes to the molecular level Darwin's findings on plants sensing the direction of light
Briggs's research group has discovered the two-member family of protein molecules that serves as the detector and decoder of the blue photons on which the seedling cues to determine the direction of light. The molecule, known as phototropin, is now being intensively studied because of its unique properties by chemists and biophysicists as well as plant biologists.
National Science Foundation
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From the UK edition of Google News:
Rapeseed oil to generate power for 1,000 homes
Financial Times - 3 hours ago
Rapeseed oil, used 2,000 years ago by Romans to light their lamps, will be harvested next year to generate electricity to power homes under a scheme backed by Syngenta, the Anglo-Swiss agricultural company.
Power plant: oilseed rape grown for electricity Independent
Scheme to make electricity from rapeseed Reuters
ic Newcastle.co.uk - Economic Times - and 6 related
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Seeds of agriculture move back in time
Excavations in Israel indicate that people began to eat large quantities of wild grass seeds and wild cereal grains by around 23,000 years ago, which pushes back by 10,000 years the estimated shift to a plant-rich diet.
http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20040724/note12.asp -- nonfree subscription
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