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Versatile compound examined in crops

Detergent-like compounds called saponins are best known for their cleansing properties, but scientists are studying these compounds' potential for helping protect plants from insect attack.

'Swamp gas' protects blood vessels from complications of diabetes

Hydrogen sulfide is a foul-smelling gas with an odor resembling that of rotten eggs. Sometimes called "swamp gas," this toxic substance is generally associated with decaying vegetation, sewers and noxious industrial emissions. And -- as odd as it may seem -- it also plays a critical role in protecting blood vessels from the complications of...

Pilot study suggests new approach to treat preeclampsia

A novel therapy that reduces elevated blood levels of a potentially toxic protein in women with preeclampsia, a dangerous complication of pregnancy, may someday address the therapeutic dilemma posed by the condition -- balancing life-threatening risks to the mother with the dangers that early delivery poses to an immature...

FCC Imposes Standstill Rule on Cable Providers

The Federal Communications Commission has introduced a new rule to prevent cable-TV providers from suddenly removing video content produced by independent program vendors as a way to gain leverage in contract disputes. The goal is to ultimately benefit consumers by promoting competition and diversity in the video-programming and video-distribution market, the FCC said. Released Monday, the...

Tropical Storm Emily on path toward Haiti (AP)

AP - Rain from the outer bands of Tropical Storm Emily began falling Tuesday in Puerto Rico as the system moved on a track that would take it to the island of Hispaniola within 48 hours and possibly to Florida by the end of the...