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Newswise: Plants Found to Speak Roundworm’s Language
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    10-Jan-2020 5:00 PM EST

Plants Found to Speak Roundworm’s Language

Boyce Thompson Institute

Nematodes are tiny, ubiquitous roundworms that infect plant roots, causing more than $100 billion in crop damage worldwide each year.

Channels: Agriculture, Food Science, Plants, National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News, Nature (journal),

Released:
9-Jan-2020 2:35 PM EST
Newswise: LED Lighting in Greenhouses Helps But Standards are Needed

LED Lighting in Greenhouses Helps But Standards are Needed

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and colors of light, according to Rutgers research that could help improve the energy efficiency of horticultural lighting products.

Channels: Agriculture, Energy, Environmental Science, Plants, All Journal News,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST
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Natural Extract to Counter Nephrotoxicity Induced by Mycotoxin OTA

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Today a team of researchers from the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production of the Federico II University of Naples, in collaboration with the Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), at Temple University in Philadelphia, and the Department of Biotechnology at the University of Siena, Itay, has discovered the effectiveness of a new extract, of natural origin, able to prevent nephrotoxicity induced by the mycotoxin Ochratoxin A (OTA), and has published this research in the international Journal of Cellular Physiology.

Channels: Agriculture, Cancer, Environmental Health, Food and Water Safety, Kidney Disease, Public Health, All Journal News,

Released:
7-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST
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University of Oklahoma Research Team Helps Weather-Weary Ag Industry

University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

You don’t have to look far to find news, opinions and studies about our world’s changing climate and its effects on humans. But what is less accessible is how a changing climate impacts beef cattle production. A team of scientists and researchers from across the region set out to answer this and other questions during the Great Plains Grazing project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Channels: Agriculture, Climate Science, Food Science, All Journal News,

Released:
7-Jan-2020 11:50 AM EST
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Biodiverse forests better at storing carbon for long periods, says study

Earth Institute at Columbia University

As the effects of climate change are increasingly felt around the world, possible solutions, from reducing fossil fuel emissions to capturing carbon, have come to dominate policy discussions.

Channels: Agriculture, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, All Journal News,

Released:
7-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
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    30-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST

Study Finds Potential Link Between Cardiovascular Death and Some Types of Pesticides

University of Iowa

A new data analysis from the University of Iowa finds that people who have high levels of exposure to pyrethroid insecticides are three times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than people with little or no exposure.

Channels: Agriculture, Cardiovascular Health, Environmental Health, Heart Disease, Pollution, Public Health, JAMA, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
26-Dec-2019 2:55 PM EST
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Newswise: ‘Lost crops’ could have fed as many as maize

‘Lost crops’ could have fed as many as maize

Washington University in St. Louis

Make some room in the garden, you storied three sisters: the winter squash, climbing beans and the vegetable we know as corn. Grown together, newly examined “lost crops” could have produced enough seed to feed as many indigenous people as traditionally grown maize, according to new research from Washington University in St.

Channels: Agriculture, Archaeology and Anthropology, Plants, All Journal News,

Released:
23-Dec-2019 3:45 PM EST
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