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11-Sep-2017


Helping Plants Adapt to Climate Change

In climate change scenarios, abiotic stresses, such as drought and heat stress, become intensified, leading to severe crop loss. The “Physiological Traits for High Throughput Phenotyping of Abiotic Stress Tolerance” symposium planned at the Manag...

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

ASA Meetings

Embargo expired on 11-Sep-2017 at 09:00 ET


Extreme Weather Has Limited Effect on Attitudes Toward Climate Policies

People who recently experienced severe weather events such as floods, storms and drought are more likely to support policies to adapt to the effects of climate change, according to a new study co-authored by an Indiana University researcher.

– Indiana University

Global Environmental Change, Sep-2017


Ancient Wetlands Offer Window Into Climate Change

Environmental researchers have uncovered a wealth of information about a unique part of Australia that offers never-before-seen insights into climate change since the last ice age.

– University of Adelaide

Journal of Quaternary Science

09-Sep-2017


Food Allergies, Lunch Packing Tips, Cancer Changing Sense of Taste, and More in the Food Science News Source

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– Newswise

08-Sep-2017


Alaska’s Climate, Soils Highlighted at Meeting

Alaska is the topic of two important presentations at this year’s Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 09:00 ET


Clay Minerals and Metal Oxides Change How Uranium Travels Through Sediments

Montmorillonite clays prevent uranium from precipitating from liquids, letting it travel with groundwater.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Chemical Geology 464, 110-117 (2017). [DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.12.016]


NUS Scientists Unravel New Insights Into Promising Semiconductor Material

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have established new findings on the properties of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a widely studied semiconductor of the future.

– National University of Singapore

Physical Review Letters; Nature Communications


Four grants in four days

ZOWEEEE!! Kennesaw State University’s Office of Research recorded a big first: 4 DIFFERENT researchers garnered 4 NSF grants over 4 days. “This is a really cool story for us,” said Jonathan McMurry, associate vice president for research. “It ...

– Kennesaw State University


A Sweeter Way to Make Green Products

University of Delaware researchers have invented a more efficient process for extracting sugars from wood chips, corn cobs and other organic waste. This biorenewable feedstock could serve as a cheaper, sustainable substitute for petroleum used to mak...

– University of Delaware


CAP Releases 2017 Laboratory Accreditation Checklists with Detailed Requirements to Improve Laboratory Quality

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) released on August 21, 2017, the 2017 edition of its Laboratory Accreditation Program checklists. The checklists contain approximately 3,000 requirements that are used during laboratory accreditation inspect...

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)


Team Led by Graduate Student at PPPL Produces Unique Simulation of Magnetic Reconnection

Feature describes new application of fluid model to reconnection in space plasmas.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

NSF, NASA, DOE


Busting Bat Myths Is Theme of Festival Set for Sept. 16

Indiana State University’s Center for Bat Research, Outreach and Conservation will "bust bat myths" when it hosts the 11th annual Indiana Bat Festival on Sept. 16. The festival, held on Indiana State’s campus and Dobbs Park, will include talks on...

– Indiana State University


Middle School Girls on a Coding Mission

The two-day “CodeGirls at Argonne” camp seeks to immerse the girls in computer science before they enter high school. The camp helps break down the typical stereotype of coding being a solitary and male activity. At Argonne, computer scientists ...

– Argonne National Laboratory


Disaster Experts Available to Comment on Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

Experts from Indiana University are available to comment on the impact - and recovery from -- hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which are impacting the southeastern region of Texas and south and central Florida.

Expert Available

– Indiana University


Media Advisory: More Hurricane Experts From Johns Hopkins University

This is an additional list of experts from the Johns Hopkins University on issues associated with Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma


Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University

includes video

07-Sep-2017


New dental imaging method uses squid ink to fish for gum disease

Squid ink could make getting checked for gum disease at the dentist less tedious and even painless. By combining squid ink with light and ultrasound, a team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a new dental imaging...

– University of California San Diego

Journal of Dental Research, Sept-2017; DP2 HL137187 ; S10 OD021821

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2017 at 10:00 ET

includes video


Neuroscientists Explore the Risky Business of Self-Preservation

Northwestern University researchers have learned that the escape response for prey is more nuanced than previously thought. In a study of larval zebrafish, the researchers are the first to find that the animal’s innate escape response incorporates ...

– Northwestern University

Current Biology, Sept. 7, 2017

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2017 at 12:00 ET


Queen’s University Belfast Research Team Discovers ‘Rubber Material’ That Could Lead to Scratch-Proof Paint

A group of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a stretchy miracle material that could be used to create highly resistant smart devices and scratch-proof paint for cars.

– Queen's University Belfast

Nature Communications


UCI, JPL Investigators Find Direct Evidence of Sea Level ‘Fingerprints’

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have reported the first observation of sea level “fingerprints,” tell-tale differences in sea level rise around the world in response to changes in conti...

– University of California, Irvine

Geophysical Research Letters, Sep-2017


Cotton Gin Trash Finding New Life for Electrical Power

COLLEGE STATION – Finding sustainable markets for gin trash, wood chips and other waste products could be viable in producing more electrical power for a growing global population, according to researchers. A demonstration was held recently on t...

– Texas A&M AgriLife

includes video


Iowa State Physicists Contribute to Higgs Boson Analysis, Understanding

Iowa State physicists have been part of the search for evidence the Higgs boson, as predicted, most often decays into two bottom quarks. It has been a challenge -- billions of the quarks are produced in the Large Hadron Collider and most aren't tied ...

– Iowa State University

Journal of High Energy Physics


Critical Materials Institute Develops New Acid-Free Magnet Recycling Process

A new rare-earth magnet recycling process developed by researchers at the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) dissolves magnets in an acid-free solution and recovers high purity rare earth elements.

– Ames Laboratory


Depression Treatment May Be Improving, Tulane Study Says

Researchers associated with the Tulane Brain Institute say they have moved a step closer to improving treatment for chronic depression.

– Tulane University

Cell Reports


Tundra Loses Carbon with Rapid Permafrost Thaw

Seven-year-study shows plant growth does not sustainably balance carbon losses from solar warming and permafrost thaw.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Global Change Biology, early version (2017). [DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13661]


Growing the Future: WVU Biologists Team Up to Research New Bioproducts

West Virginia University biologists are part of a $40 million Department of Energy effort to create sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts through four new bioenergy research centers.

– West Virginia University


Geologists Seek Answers with Largest Deployment of Seismometers Along Alaskan Peninsula

Using a fleet of airplanes, ships and intrepid scientists, Cornell is leading the largest single deployment of seismometers along the Alaskan Peninsula – a $4.5 million endeavor that geologists from across the country hope will solve long-standing ...

– Cornell University


Students Discuss ‘Cosmic Opportunities’ at 45th Annual SLAC Summer Institute

When the moon threw its shadow on the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory during the Aug. 21 partial solar eclipse, it created the perfect backdrop for the 45th annual SLAC Summer Institute (SSI). This year, the program was ...

– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory


WVU Professor Plays Key Role in Telescope Program That Will Map the History of the Universe

Since the early 1900s scientists have known that the Universe is expanding but recent studies have shown that the rate of expansion is accelerating. The reason for this is currently unknown; however, Kevin Bandura, an assistant professor in the Lane ...

– West Virginia University


National Preparedness Month: Do You Know How to Plan for a Disaster?

Disaster preparedness expert Dr. Frances Edwards, a professor of political science at San José State, offers her best advice on how Californians can prepare for a natural disaster.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Hurricane Harvey Through the Eyes of the Internet

USC Information Sciences Institute's John Heidemann tracks internet outages as they hit Southeast Texas


Expert Available

– University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering

includes video

SciWire Announcements


Lumacyte Joins the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL)

LumaCyte, a Charlottesville, VA based biotechnology company, has joined NIIMBL, a Manufacturing USA institute sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

– LumaCyte


2017 AAPS Election Results Announced

Dale Eric Wurster, Ph.D., FAAPS, has been elected to serve as president-elect of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), a professional member-based organization of approximately 9,000 located in Arlington, VA. He will begin a t...

– American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)


Cornell-Led Project to Improve Grapes Gets Big Boost

Breeding the next great grape is getting a boost thanks to new funding for a Cornell-led project that uses genomic technology to create varieties that are more flavorful and sustainable.

– Cornell University

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