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Newswise: Food for thought on sustainable agriculture

Article ID: 716025

Food for thought on sustainable agriculture

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Half of the world’s food energy comes from varieties of three cereal crops: wheat, rice and corn. Growing these takes a lot of chemical fertilizer, which isn't sustainable. Microbiologist Gyaneshwar Prasad is unpacking how certain microbes that naturally fertilize legumes might be able to do the same in other staple crops.

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22-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715932

Molecular Sensor Scouts DNA Damage and Supervises Repair

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Using single-molecule imaging, researchers witness how molecules find and fix damaged DNA

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17-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 716135

Using visual imagery to find your true passions

Ohio State University

You may think you know what you like – how to spend your time or what profession to pursue. But a new study suggests that your pre-existing self-beliefs, as well as cultural stereotypes, may interfere with your memories and keep you from remembering what truly interests you.

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22-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 716137

Lots of lead in the water? Maybe manganese is to blame

Washington University in St. Louis

In the right environment, a harmless mineral can do a lot to change the composition of the drinking water that flows through lead pipes. New research from the McKelvey School of Engineering discovers how.

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22-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Physicist Rajesh Maingi heads nationwide liquid metal strategy program for fusion devices

Article ID: 716136

Physicist Rajesh Maingi heads nationwide liquid metal strategy program for fusion devices

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Article describes DOE-sponsored national program to develop strategy for use of flowing liquid lithium in fusion devices. PPPL physicist Rajesh Maingi co-leads the program.

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22-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: With Landmark Gift, UC San Diego Will Map Compassion in the Brain, then Prove its Power

Article ID: 716139

With Landmark Gift, UC San Diego Will Map Compassion in the Brain, then Prove its Power

University of California San Diego Health

The T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion at UC San Diego will investigate the neurological basis of compassion, design a compassion-focused medical curriculum and develop new methods to protect and promote the well-being of current clinicians and their patients.

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22-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: ORNL scientists make fundamental discovery to creating better crops

Article ID: 716132

ORNL scientists make fundamental discovery to creating better crops

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of scientists led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the specific gene that controls an important symbiotic relationship between plants and soil fungi, and successfully facilitated the symbiosis in a plant that typically resists it.

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22-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Scientists develop promising drug for treating ovarian and pancreatic cancers
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Article ID: 716103

Scientists develop promising drug for treating ovarian and pancreatic cancers

Houston Methodist

Known as two of the most lethal cancers, ovarian and pancreatic cancer are often called silent killers. As a result, they frequently go undetected until they’re too late to effectively treat. Cancer scientists at Houston Methodist have been vigilant about looking for more effective late-stage treatments and may have found one.

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19-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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