About Carnegie Institution for Science
Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery. His intention was for the institution to be home to exceptional individualsmen and women with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields.
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31-Jan-2017 | science
Plant regulatory proteins 'tagged' with sugar
New work from Carnegie's Shouling Xu and Zhiyong Wang reveals that the process of synthesizing many important master proteins in plants involves extensive ...
05-Jul-2016 | science
Feeding the world by rewiring plant 'mouths'
Plants have tiny pores on their leaves called stomata through which they take in carbon dioxide from the air and from which water evaporates. New work from ...
01-Mar-2016 | science
How plants protect photosynthesis from oxygen
During the daytime, plants convert the Sun's energy into sugars using photosynthesis, a complex, multi-stage biochemical process. New work from a team ...
18-Nov-2015 | science
Plant metabolic protein tailored for nighttime growth
Everyone who took high school biology learned that photosynthesis is the process by which plants, algae and select bacteria transform the Sun's energy into ...
21-Sep-2015 | science
Decoding cell division's mysterious spindle matrix
It's known that the act of chromosome separation is facilitated by a structure called the spindle, a framework composed of interconnected fibrous ...
07-Aug-2015 | science
Greenhouse gases' millennia-long ocean legacy
Continuing current carbon dioxide (CO2) emission trends throughout this century and beyond would leave a legacy of heat and acidity in the deep ocean. ...
29-Feb-2012 | science
Amoeba may offer key clue to photosynthetic evolution
The major difference between plant and animal cells is the photosynthetic process, which converts light energy into chemical energy. When light isn't ...