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Mistletoe is genetically different to other plants

Mistletoe has been found to be made-up in a slightly different way to other plants or animals: it is missing several key genes needed for energy production in cells.

Mistletoe could help combat liver disease

Mistletoe is not just for kissing under during Christmas. The berries from the tree could help combat obesity related liver disease, according to a new study.

11-year-old barred from selling mistletoe, but told begging is ok

Portland - The city of Portland, Oregon, was not ok with an 11-year-old's plan to sell mistletoe, but was told she would be allowed to beg if she wanted to.

'Mistletoe Kissing Prank' video goes viral on YouTube

A video entitled "Mistletoe Kissing Prank" has gone viral on YouTube in just two weeks with over 18 million views. The video was filmed at Brigham Young University.

Mistletoe isn't just about kisses: What it might do for cancer

Researchers have found a potential new use for mistletoe that could mean a new way to treat colon cancer. Scientists at University of Adelaide in Australia are exploring extracts from the plant as a potential treatment.

Op-Ed: Justin Bieber - Year 2011 review for the Never Say Never Kid

There are millions of Justin Bieber fans in the world and they are all devoted. He reached them with his music and much more in 2011 and together they just might be building something special.

Man arrested for shooting down mistletoe

Decatur - A Georgia man was arrested after he tried to steal some mistletoe from a shopping mall's Christmas tree. His method of choice to obtain the mistletoe was by shooting it down with a shotgun.
 

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Mistletoe extract destroys colon cancer cells in lab studies.
Mistletoe extract destroys colon cancer cells in lab studies.
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The  kissing  species of the semiparasitic mistletoe plant (Viscum album) is harvested from trees in...
The "kissing" species of the semiparasitic mistletoe plant (Viscum album) is harvested from trees in Texas and other regions of the United States.
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