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New evidence in plants shows microRNA can move

22-Apr-2010

Ever since tiny bits of genetic material known as microRNA were first characterized in the early 1990s, scientists have been discovering just how important they are to regulating the activity of genes within cells. A new study now shows that microRNAs don't just control the activity of genes ...

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Sunflower genome holds the promise of sustainable agriculture

14-Jan-2010

As agricultural land becomes increasingly valuable, the need to maximize its utilization increases and decisions about what crops to plant and where, become paramount. The sunflower family includes a number of valuable food crops, with sunflower seed production alone valued at about $14 billion ...

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Experts at Virgen del Rocío Hospital are studying the effectiveness of olive oil as a preeclampsia treatment

23-Nov-2009

Experts at Virgen del Rocío Hospital have begun a study on pregnancy preeclampsia on a sample of 30 pregnant women with a view to demonstrating whether or not consumption of olive oil by this population group results in lower levels of cytotoxicity (for example, cholesterol) in endothelial cells ...

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Monsanto Company Completes Divestiture of Sunflower Assets

01-Sep-2009

Monsanto Company announced that it has completed the divestiture of its global sunflower assets to Syngenta. Under the terms of the agreement, Syngenta purchased assets and assumed liabilities of Monsanto associated with its global hybrid sunflower seed business for $160 million. Additional terms ...

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Syngenta to Acquire Monsanto's Global Sunflower Assets

11-Aug-2009

Monsanto Company announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its global sunflower assets to Syngenta. Under the terms of the agreement, Syngenta will purchase assets and assume liabilities of Monsanto associated with its global hybrid sunflower seed business for $160 million. The ...

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Mineral oil contamination in humans: A health problem?

27-Nov-2008

From a quantitative standpoint, mineral oil is probably the largest contaminant of our body. That this contaminant can be tolerated without health concerns in humans has not been proven convincingly. The current Editorial of the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology reflects on this ...

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Devgen announces the intention to close its pharma division and to fully focus on the development of its agro business

07-Nov-2008

In November 2007, Devgen announced its intent to divest its pharma unit in order to focus on its agro-activities. Through its research activities in Belgium, Devgen has developed a unique technology position in crop protection and has grown to a fully integrated trait and seed business in Asian ...

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Devgen completes acquisition of seed assets from Monsanto subsidiaries in India and Monsanto Company subscribes to Devgen shares

05-Nov-2007

Devgen announced it has completed the acquisition of certain Monsanto assets in India. Devgen also announced that Monsanto Company subscribed to 1,045,400 Devgen shares at a price of EUR 17.22 per share. Devgen has finalized the acquisition of Monsanto's hybrid rice, sunflower, sorghum and pearl ...

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Bayer CropScience and Plant Health Care sign Myconate development and commercialization agreement

22-Jan-2007

Bayer CropScience AG and Plant Health Care Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Plant Health Care plc have entered into an agreement of up to ten years to develop new seed treatment solutions based on Plant Health Care´s Myconate technology in combination with Bayer CropScience´s seed treatment ...

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