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Researchers Reveal How Microbes Cope in Phosphorus-Deficient Tropical Soil

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A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has uncovered how certain soil microbes cope in a phosphorus-poor environment to survive in a tropical ecosystem. Their novel approach could be applied in other ecosystems to study various nutrient limitations and inform agriculture and terrestrial biosphere modeling.

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Blavatnik Family Foundation Provides $10 Million to Promote Engineering Innovations in Health

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Columbia Engineering announces a $10 million grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to fund innovative research at the intersection of engineering and health and to expedite the development, application, and commercialization of breakthrough discoveries. The gift supports The Blavatnik Fund for Engineering Innovations in Health, which will invest in attracting graduate student talent, promote early-stage interdisciplinary research, and accelerate the translation of research from the laboratory to applications in the marketplace to improve people’s lives.

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fecal immunochemical test, fecal immunochemical tests (FIT), Colonoscopy, Cancer Moonshot, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes Of Health (NIH) And The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, TTUHSC El Paso, Navkiran Shokar

Study to Determine Which Stool Test Is Best for Colorectal Cancer Detection

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FIT tests, or fecal immunochemical tests, are noninvasive and simple to collect in the privacy of one's own home, with no dietary or medical restrictions. But just how accurate are these new FIT tests? That’s what faculty at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) and a team of scientists from across the U.S. hope to find out in a new study.

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Cryo-EM Reveals Critical Protein-Modifying Complex and Potential Drug Target

Scientists have revealed the atomic-level structure of a molecular complex responsible for modifying proteins, possibly paving the way for the development of new medications for cancer and a host of other diseases.

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Scientists Discover Material Ideal for Smart Photovoltaic Windows

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Researchers at Berkeley Lab discovered that a form of perovskite, one of the hottest materials in solar research due to its high conversion efficiency, works surprisingly well as a stable and photoactive semiconductor material that can be reversibly switched between a transparent state and a non-transparent state, without degrading its electronic properties.

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Lab-Made Hormone May Reveal Secret Lives of Plants

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A new synthetic hormone promises to tease apart the many different roles of the plant hormone auxin and could lead to a new way to ripen fruit.

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Climate Engineering, Once Started, Would Have Severe Impacts if Stopped

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Facing a climate crisis, we may someday spray sulfur dioxide into the upper atmosphere to form a cloud that cools the Earth, but suddenly stopping the spraying would have a severe global impact on animals and plants, according to the first study on the potential biological impacts of geoengineering, or climate intervention.

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EMTs Are Not Allowed to Administer Glucagon, a New Paper Finds

If you call 911 due to a hypoglycemic episode there is a roughly 3 in 4 chance the emergency medical responder will be unable to give you glucagon

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The PB&J Sandwich: A Classic On National Peanut Butter Day

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UF/IFAS Extension faculty suggest limiting intake to about 2 tablespoons – about 180 calories. They also suggest buying peanut butter that is just ground peanuts with a hint of salt and one that doesn’t contain the partially hydrogenated fat and added sugars.

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Government Shutdown Signifies an Immigration Smokescreen, a Jeopardized Lifeline and a Failure of Congress' Most Basic Duties, Experts Say

Northwestern experts offer three different perspectives on the current government shutdown.







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