Tag archive for College of Agriculture Forestry and Life Sciences

As close as someone you care about

Brian Booth is looking for a way to tame a wild child. Cancer is genetics’ wild child, relentless, growing from cell to tumor, restless, reaching from brain to bone, reckless, destroying even the body it makes home.

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How did those get in there?

The electron micrographs seemed clear enough: Bits of gold had found their way inside living bacteria. But Tamara McNealy could hardly believe what she saw.

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transformations

A new generation of tools is allowing scientists to reveal, in breathtaking detail, once-hidden patterns of life.

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Life at the edges

It’s summer in Mongolia, and a convoy of jeeps roars into the outland regions that encompass the country’s recently thawed lakes, rivers, and streams.

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of seeds and the river

In chilled white hands and fingertips reddened by a raw December rain, Gene Eidson holds the future: scruffy, pea-size packets of potential life. Winter is when the cypress trees drop their seed onto the ground and into tea-colored swamp water.

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food fight

JoAnna Gorcesky admits she’s a little bit nervous about the big shootout in San Antonio. “I have dreams about it,” she says. “Not the good kind.”

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