Wednesday, June 01, 2011
New Challenge from Danforth Center for New Solutions
Donors will match Gifts to Resolve Global Issues
ST. LOUIS, MO, June 1, 2011 – The largest independent plant research center in the world, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, is looking to current and new Center donors to accelerate the missi ...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Ag Innovation Showcase Experts Forecast Population Growth, Rising Wages and Climate Change Combine to Hurt Future Food Supplies Globally
ST. LOUIS (May 23, 2011) -- A volatile recipe of exploding population growth, climate change, falling crop yields and more demand for meat and diary will put world agriculture under tremendous pressure, experts said at the Ag Innovation Showcase, hel ...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Danforth Center’s “Conversations” Series Continues with Let’s talk about… The Frontlines of the Battle Against Malnutrition
ST. LOUIS, MO, April 12, 2011 – The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will host its quarterly “Conversations” Series, this time focusing on the battle of malnutrition around the world, on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from 5:15 – 7:00 p.m. at the Do ...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Danforth Center Hosts Author of Caught in the Middle
Seeds of Change to feature Richard C. Longworth for a Visionary Event
ST. LOUIS, MO, May 17, 2011 –Richard C. Longworth, Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, author of Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globali ...
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Howard G. Buffett Foundation Teams Up With the Danforth Plant Science Center and DuPont to Deliver Nutritionally-Enhanced Sorghum to Africa
Grant Funds Next Phase in Bringing Healthier Sorghum Closer to Underserved Communities
ST. LOUIS, MO, and DES MOINES, IA, May 4, 2011 – The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and DuPont today announced a $4 million grant from the Howard G. Buffe ...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
AlgaePalooza to Kick Off Backyard Biofuels Citizen Scientist Project
ST. LOUIS, MO April 26, 2011– Algae have significant potential as a clean, renewable, and economical fuel source, and the St. Louis region is recognized as a leading center for algal biofuels research. This summer, area residents of all ages can con ...
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Discovery Identifies Elaborate G-protein Network in Plants
Key finding has the potential to improve crops’ response to drought, disease and other stresses
ST. LOUIS, MO, April 20, 2011— The most elaborate heterotrimeric G-protein network known to date in the plant kingdom has been identified by Dr. Sona Pa ...
Monday, February 28, 2011
Viruses Teach Researchers How to Protect Corn from Fungal Infection
Key finding has the potential to improve corn yields worldwide
ST. LOUIS, MO, February 28, 2011— Smut fungi are agents of disease responsible for significant crop losses worldwide. Principal Investigator, Dr. Thomas Smith and Research Associate ...
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Toni Kutchan to Receive the Fellows Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. Louis Academy of Science recognizes Danforth Center Scientist
ST. LOUIS, MO, January 18, 2011 – Dr. Toni Kutchan, the Oliver M. Langenberg Distinguished Investigator and Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Pla ...
Monday, January 17, 2011
Critical Knowledge about Opium’s Atomic Structure discovered by Danforth Center Researchers
Danforth Center finding key to the development of plant-based pharmaceuticals
ST. LOUIS, MO January 17, 2011— The opium poppy, one of mankind’s oldest medicinal plants, serves today as the commercial source of the powerful analgesic morphine, fr ...
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Danforth Center Volunteer Ted Medlin of Memphis Honored for Leadership of Global Hunger and Peace Initiative
More than 700,000 Children Ultimately Fed!
ST. LOUIS, MO, January 13, 2011– A child dies every six seconds from malnutrition and related illnesses according to reports by the World Health Organization. In both Memphis, TN and St. Louis, MO, volunt ...
Friday, January 07, 2011
Final Danforth Foundation Grant of $70 Million To Be Made to the Danforth Plant Science Center
Foundation Will Close Doors in Spring
ST. LOUIS – In its last major grant before closing its doors, the Danforth Foundation will give $70 million to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center here to accelerate the Center’s ascent as the world’s leadi ...