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New Research Reveals Sustainable Method to Produce Lifesaving Opiate Antidotes at a Reduced Cost

Cost of current method limits availability and generates harmful waste products.
11-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Danforth Center Announces New Director of Integrated Microscopy Facility

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today that Kirk J. Czymmek, Ph.D., has joined the Center as the new Director of the Integrated Microscopy Facility and Principal Investigator. Czymmek succeeds R. Howard Berg who retired after 19...
11-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wells Fargo Funded Innovation Incubator Selects First Cohort of Agtech Startups Focused on Sustainable Solutions

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), today announced it has selected five early-stage companies...
14-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Danforth Center Announces All-Star Board To Pick First IN2 Agtech Cohort

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announces the formation of an all-star line-up of agricultural experts to advise the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) as it deploys up to $2.25 million in technical assistance for agtech startup...
8-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

High Pressure Freezing Technique Paired with Electron Microscopy and Tomography Reveals Previously Unknown Mycorrhizal Compartment

The importance of the mycorrhizal symbiosis to plant growth has led to a large body of research into their formation and function, yet there are critical unanswered questions. Howard Berg, director of the Imaging and Microscopy Facility at the...
13-Feb-2019 7:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Research Characterizes the Evolution of Genetic Pathway for Reproductive Fitness in Flowering Plants

Two groups of sRNAs are abundant during development of pollen in the anthers. One of these pathways for sRNA production, previously believed present in grasses and related monocots, has now been demonstrated to be present widely in the flowering...
11-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cassava High In Iron and Zinc Could Improve Diets and Health In West Africa

A new study led by Danforth Center principal investigator Nigel Taylor and research scientist Narayanan Narayanan, shows that field-grown cassava plants overexpressing a combination of plant genes can accumulate significantly higher concentrations...
28-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

TechAccel and Danforth Center Launch New Company to Control Insects

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and TechAccel are launching RNAissance Ag LLC, a new company that holds the exclusive license to RNA-interference technology developed at the Danforth Center. The new company will use the proprietary...
24-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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About The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Research, education and outreach aim to have impact at the nexus of food security and the environment, and position the St. Louis region as a world center for plant science. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

To keep up to date with Danforth Center’s current operations and areas of research, please visit,, featuring information on Center scientists, news and the “Roots & Shoots” blog. Follow us on Twitter at @DanforthCenter.


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