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Improving rice flour to aid food poverty
A new, high-quality rice flour could help towards aiding global food poverty. (2015-06-29)
Protecting rice crops at no extra cost
A newly identified genetic mechanism in rice can be utilized to maintain resistance to a devastating disease, without causing the typical tradeoff -- a decrease in grain yield, a new study reports. (2017-02-02)
The origin and spread of 'Emperor's rice'
Black rice was prized in ancient times for its color and is prized in modern times for its high levels of antioxidants, but its early history has been shrouded in mystery until now. (2015-09-25)
Protecting the rice bowl: Chromosomal mapping of the rice blast fungus
In the August issue of Genome Research, Heng Zhu, Ralph Dean, and colleagues report an important step towards defeating the depredations of rice disease: construction of the first complete physical map of a rice pathogen chromosome. (1999-08-16)
Salt-tolerant rice requires careful selection
Research in the Netherlands has revealed that under sub-optimal conditions, the best way for rice breeders to improve the rice harvest is to produce varieties whose performance is not fertiliser dependent. (2004-04-13)
Wild parent spawns super salt-tolerant rice
Farmers are set to reclaim salt-ravaged land thanks to a single rice plant born of two unlikely parents that is spawning a new generation of rice that has double the salinity tolerance of other rice. (2013-04-16)
Rice's nutritional value decreases in higher CO2 concentrations
Rice grown at higher carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations, like those possible later this century, has lower nutritional value, according to a study that evaluated rice grown in Japan and China under simulated carbon dioxide increases. (2018-05-23)
Seeds of hope amidst Philippine floods
Amidst horrendous flooding around Manila and major rice-growing across Luzon in the Philippines, some good news has emerged for rice farmers -- Submarino rice -- rice that can survive around two weeks of being under water. (2012-08-13)
Rice defies its reputation as a thirsty crop
Two new sister lines of rice are defying rice's reputation as a thirsty crop as they demonstrate their improved productivity in drought-prone regions of India and the Philippines. (2009-07-20)
White rice increases risk of Type 2 diabetes
The risk of Type 2 diabetes is significantly increased if white rice is eaten regularly, claims a study published today on (2012-03-15)
Study reveals good news about the GI of rice
Research analysing 235 types of rice from around the world has found its glycemic index varies from one type of rice to another with most varieties scoring a low to medium GI. (2012-07-08)
Scientists a step closer to protecting world's most important crop
Scientists at the University of Exeter have shown for the first time, in a paper in the prestigious journal Nature, how the world's most destructive rice-killer hijacks its plant prey. (2006-03-22)
Adding microbial xylanase to diets containing rice bran increases energy value for pigs
Research at the University of Illinois is finding ways to make rice bran, an abundant co-product of the production of white rice for human consumption, more efficient as a feed ingredient for pigs (2016-05-17)
Climate change threatens rice production
Once-in-a-lifetime floods in the Philippines, India's delayed monsoon, and extensive drought in Australia are taking their toll on this year's rice crops, demonstrating the vulnerability of rice to extreme weather. (2009-10-15)
Green super rice is coming
Rice bred to perform well in the toughest conditions where the poorest farmers grow rice is a step away from reaching farmers thanks to a major project led by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the International Rice Research Institute. (2011-01-15)
Genetic adaptation allows rice to survive long-term flooding
When floodwaters rise, some rice varieties rapidly grow taller to keep from drowning. (2018-07-12)
From heirloom to hybrid rice --- the future is in the past
More than 57 percent of China's rice crop is composed of hybrid rice, which is credited with helping to boost the nation's rice yields to more than 6 tons per hectare -- one of the highest averages in Asia. (2010-10-05)
Rice futures on the rise
Grain by grain, rice feeds more bellies than any other food crop. (2000-07-13)
'Liquid smoke' from rice shows potential health benefits
Liquid smoke flavoring made from hickory and other wood -- a mainstay flavoring and anti-bacterial agent for the prepared food industry and home kitchens -- may get a competitor that seems to be packed with antioxidant, antiallergenic and anti-inflammatory substances, according to a new study in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. (2011-05-11)
Clemson University Genomics Institute awarded $5.1 million by USDA and NSF
The Clemson University Genomics Institute (CUGI) is leading one of two American teams in an international effort to identify all the genetic components of rice. (1999-10-20)
Good seed, bad seed: Evolution divides the plant world
Rose may be a rose in some books, but in actuality flowers are deeply divided - that is, between eudicots and monocots, the two major classifications of flowering plants. (1999-09-27)
LEGATO annual conference: Rice ecosystem services in South-East Asian landscapes
The international project LEGATO (Land-use intensity and Ecological Engineering - Assessment Tools for risks and Opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems) is organizing its 4th annual conference, entitled 'Rice Ecosystem Services in South-East Asian Landscapes - a LEGATO conference' which lasts from March 19-24, 2015 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (2015-03-19)
Plant biologist seeks molecular differences between rice and its mimic
Kenneth M. Olsen, Ph.D., a plant evolutionary biologist at Washington University in St. (2006-12-19)
University of Leicester research reveals rice bran could reduce risk of intestinal cancer
A study by biomedical scientists at the University of Leicester has revealed for the first time that rice bran could reduce the risk of intestinal cancer. (2007-03-27)
Rice research gets high marks
Rice University has leapt to the forefront of American research universities for the impact on industry of its accumulated patents, according to a company that analyzes intellectual property. (2008-10-08)
Can rice filter water from ag fields?
While it's an important part of our diets, new research shows that rice plants can be used in a different way, too: to clean runoff from farms before it gets into rivers, lakes, and streams. (2018-12-05)
$300 million fund-raising campaign launched for rice food security in Asia
In the face of unrelenting pressure on Asian rice production, a $300 million fund-raising campaign has been launched in Singapore to support rice research to help find sustainable solutions. (2009-11-25)
Newly identified rice gene confers multiple-herbicide resistance
A rice gene that renders the crop resistant to several widely used beta-triketone herbicides has been identified, researchers report, revealing the genetic cause of herbicide susceptibility that has been identified in some important rice varieties. (2019-07-25)
Study serves up healthy choice of rice
Rice consumers concerned about reports that rice is linked to diabetes can rest assured that rice can be part of a healthy diet, with scientists finding that the glycemic index of rice varies a lot from one type of rice to another, with most varieties scoring a low to medium GI. (2012-07-09)
Drought can cut national rice production by 99 percent
Drought is threatening rice production across Asia this season. Australia is a startling example, where, in recent years drought has cut rice production dramatically, including one season where it was reduced by 99 percent from previous averages. (2010-04-07)
Baker Institute panel to debate Hurricane Ike lessons
In the six months since Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, experts have been pondering how to be better prepared for the next storm. (2009-03-05)
Framework for rice genome sequencing
The sequencing of the rice genome - which successfully lifts the veil from about 93 percent of it - represents a major milestone in genomics research. (2002-04-10)
Cold snaps cause sterility ... in rice
Recent extreme cold snaps in Europe and North America demonstrate how much trouble a temperature change can cause. (2010-01-12)
Ancient rice heralds a new future for rice production
Growing in crocodile infested billabongs in the remote North of the country, Australia's wild rice has been confirmed as the most closely related to the ancient ancestor of all rices. (2018-01-22)
Public forum at Rice with mayor and county judge marks 6-month Ike anniversary
To mark the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Ike during a free public forum at Rice University March 12, Houston Mayor Bill White and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett will discuss the leadership challenges they had to overcome to guide Houston through the hurricane. (2009-03-05)
Green: The new color of rice
Rice consumers worldwide can now look forward to eating (2011-12-02)
High-protein rice brings value, nutrition
A new advanced line of rice, with higher yield, is ready for final field testing prior to release. (2019-01-23)
Ancestor rice of Suriname Maroons traced back to its African origin
A team of researchers shows that Suriname black rice is similar to a specific type of black rice that derived from the fields of Mande-speaking farmers in Western Ivory Coast. (2016-10-03)
Black rice rivals pricey blueberries as source of healthful antioxidants
Health conscious consumers who hesitate at the price of fresh blueberries and blackberries, fruits renowned for high levels of healthful antioxidants, now have an economical alternative. (2010-08-26)
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