Hard to crack research reveals how crop roots penetrate hard soils

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists have discovered a signal that causes roots to stop growing in hard soils which can be ‘switched off’ to allow them to punch through compacted soil—a discovery that could help plants to grow in even the most damaged soils. An international research team, led by scientists from the University of […]

Common brain malformation traced to its genetic roots

IMAGE: The lowest part of a child’s brain is visible below the bottom of the skull in this MRI scan and shows evidence of a Chiari 1 malformation. Researchers at Washington… view more  Credit: David Limbrick About one in 100 children has a common brain disorder called Chiari 1 malformation, but most of the time such […]