Microorganisms have natural product biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs) that may contain unique bioactivities for drug development and agricultural applications. However, many uncharacterized microbial BGCs remain inaccessible. Researchers at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign previously demonstrated a technique that uses transcription factor bait to activate large, silent BGCs in bacteria to aid in natural product discovery. […]
Foresight Group, private equity investment manager, has sold Lancashire-based e-commerce business Hedges Direct Group to current chairman Steve Caunce.
Rice University engineers have come up with a colorful solution for next generation energy collection: luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) in your windows. Under the direction of Rafael Verduzco and postdoctoral researcher and lead author Yilin Li of Rice's Brown School of Engineering, the team designed and built square "windows" that enclose a conjugated polymer between […]
Hedges Direct will donate £ 5,000 to Cancer Research UK in January to support the charity during this challenging time and help rebuild after COVID.
Hedges Direct will donate £ 5,000 to Cancer Research UK in January to support the charity during this challenging time and to aid post-Covid rebuilding.
Researchers in Japan made the first observations on biological magnetoreception – living, unchanged cells that respond in real time to a magnetic field. This discovery is a crucial step in understanding how animals, from birds to butterflies, use the Earth's magnetic field to navigate, and in answering the question of whether weak electromagnetic fields in […]
By Kevin Gould and Jeannine Schweihofer Management is key to getting the cattle ready at the right time for small meat processing appointments. In many cases, farmers make harvest appointments with small processors 12 to 24 months in advance, and the cattle for those appointments may not even have been born or procured. This increases […]