Monday, April 04, 2016
(People Behind the Science) Dr. Blake Meyers: Researching RNA Regulation of Reproduction in Plants
The focus of Blake’s research is on small RNAs in plants. His lab studies how RNAs are used to regulate the complex machinery of cells, particularly in the context of plant reproductive biology.
Friday, March 18, 2016
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center Scientists Use Crowdfunding to Save Iconic Plant
Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are asking for the public’s help in its efforts to save the Joshua tree from extinction.
(KCET) Scientists Want to Unlock the Joshua Tree's Secrets
It's a charismatic, distinctive symbol of the California deserts -- and it's in trouble. The Joshua tree, the iconic denizen of the Mojave Desert, faces serious threats from climate change, drought, and human development.
(Ladue News) Persons of Interest: Dr. William Danforth
Dr. William Danforth believes he’s a very lucky man.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) BRDG Park Company, Forrest Innovations, Works to Fight the Zika Virus
The battle against the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and paralysis, has been taken to the source. The deadliest creatures on Earth — mosquitoes — kill 725,000 people every year by passing on malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and other diseases. Now the insects are blamed for spreading Zika, infecting 3 million to 4 million people across Latin America in the last year.
Monday, March 14, 2016
(University of Missouri CAFNR News) Building a Bridge
In his new role, Blake Meyers will be collaborating on plant science research with colleagues both at MU and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
Monday, March 07, 2016
(Daily Monitor) Counting Potential Benefits of Biotechnology to Uganda
In crop agriculture, genetic modification (GM) technology has been used to improve appearance, taste, nutritional quality as well as drought, pest and disease tolerance.
Monday, February 29, 2016
(St. Louis Public Radio) Plant Science Innovation District Coming to Creve Coeur
The district will help cement St. Louis as a life science hub and better attract companies and employees, according to Sam Fiorello, chief operating officer of the Danforth Center and president of BRDG Park.
Friday, February 26, 2016
(St. Louis Business Journal) St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Arcus Awards Announced
BRDG Park at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center took the Arcus Award for Achievement in Biosciences.
Friday, February 19, 2016
(KSDK News Channel 5) New Wing Coming to Danforth Plant Science Center
Dr. Danforth is the visionary behind the plant science center.
(Newsweek) Genetically Modified Rice Could Withstand the Ravages of Climate Change
Over 3 billion people across the globe depend on rice for survival—it’s one of the most widely consumed food crops, providing over one-fifth of the calories consumed by humans worldwide.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Editorial: A Wing and a Vision
This week brought news that the new, $45 million wing of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will be named the William H. Danforth Wing.
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center Names New Wing After Founder
The announcement was made by James Carrington, president of the Danforth Plant Science Center, who said the naming of the building is a very fitting and appropriate honor.
(Science) Plant Scientists: GM Technology is Safe
Danforth Center scientists Rebecca Bart and Noah Fahlgren are among the authors of the letter published in the journal Science.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Danforth Plant Science Center Expansion to Open in April
An additional 100 plant scientists will have a new home when the expansion wing of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center opens April 15.
Friday, January 29, 2016
(St. Louis Business Journal) St. Louis County Hires Architect for Creve Coeur 'Innovation Hub'
A Baltimore-based architecture firm has been hired to help develop a master plan for a 600-acre "innovation hub" in Creve Coeur.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
(Agri Investor) Sowing the Seed: Cultivating Relationships with Agtech Start-ups
The chief operating officer for the Danforth Plant Science Center talks about how to attract the best start-ups from around the world, his local community seed stage and VC funding connections, and the limits to the risk his organisation can afford to take.
(Feed Navigator) US Researchers Seek to Boost Yield by Improving Corn's Nitrogen Use
A team of US based researchers are seeking a way to improve yields by enhancing the way corn plants utilize nitrogen.
Monday, January 18, 2016
(CBS Sunday Morning) Digging for Seeds of Truth in GMO Debate
By some estimates, 80 percent of all processed foods -- cereals, baby formula, canned soups and more -- contain at least one GMO, or Genetically Modified Organism. But whether GMOs are safe and whether they should be listed on the label has led to a very big food fight.
Monday, January 04, 2016
(AGWeb) How Resurrection Plants Could Lead to More Drought-Tolerant Crops
Recent genome sequencing of Oropetium grass has given researchers a blueprint in distinguishing genes related to phenomenal plant resilience.