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Spend the Centennial State's 142nd anniversary at Barr Lake State Park, admiring the flora and fauna at the Colorado Day BioBlitz. Presented in coordination with Anythink Libraries' Backyard Wilderness exhibition at Wright Farms, as BioBlitz you can ...

Rejuvenating senolytics - Nature.com


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Cellular senescence, which is induced by a variety of stresses, is a state of proliferative arrest that is characterized by changes in gene expression and the secretion of pro-inflammatory factors — known as the senescence-associated secretory ...

Selenium cysteine and epileptic seizures - Nature.com


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In 1822, the French Egyptologist Jean-François Champollion announced the complete deciphering of the hieroglyphs carved around 200 bc into a block of granodiorite, the so-called Rosetta stone. This was an impressive intellectual achievement, as it ...

Mycorrhiza - Backyard Nature

Burlington, Ontario - Canada

The word "mycorrhiza" is built from classical Greek roots. Myco means "fungus" and rhiza means "root," so the word mycorrhiza literally means "fungus-root." When the hyphae of certain fungi form specialized sheaths around the roots of certain plants, that fungal root-coating is the mycorrhiza.

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Global clearinghouse for mycorrhizal information. Organized links and information related for education, research and business applications of mycorrhizal symbiosis.

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Introduction to snake life in an average North American backyard. Sections on classification, snake adaptations, identification tips, and venomous species.

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