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Newswise: Naturally Occurring Fungi Could Curb Moose Tick Plague, Entomologists Find

Article ID: 720465

Naturally Occurring Fungi Could Curb Moose Tick Plague, Entomologists Find

University of Vermont

Naturally occurring fungi like Metarhizium anisopliae have the potential to curb the moose tick epidemic, which threatens the survival of the iconic animal. University of Vermont entomologists found that the fungi killed 37 to 100 percent of moose tick larvae in the lab.

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10-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Newswise: 2019 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award Winners Announced

Article ID: 720424

2019 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award Winners Announced

Genetics Society of America

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and The Gruber Foundation are pleased to announce Molly Schumer, PhD, of Stanford University; and Bérénice Benayoun, PhD, of the University of Southern California as the 2019 recipients of the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award.

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10-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Sunlight Degrades Polystyrene Faster Than Expected
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Article ID: 720414

Sunlight Degrades Polystyrene Faster Than Expected

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A study published by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that polystyrene, one of the world’s most ubiquitous plastics, may degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight, rather than thousands of years as previously thought. The study published October 10, 2019, in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters.

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8-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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    10-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720297

Sunlight degrades polystyrene much faster than expected

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Polystyrene persists in the environment for millennia, according to some international governmental agencies. But now researchers have challenged this common assumption with the finding that sunlight can break down polystyrene over a much shorter time scale, from decades to centuries.

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7-Oct-2019 11:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720502

Prevent Angry Moods by Working Out First

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view this research highlight from Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, ACSM’s flagship research journal.

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10-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Secrets to Climate Change Adaptation Uncovered in the European Corn Borer Moth

Article ID: 720500

Secrets to Climate Change Adaptation Uncovered in the European Corn Borer Moth

Tufts University

Biologists looked at the European corn borer moth and pinpointed variation in two circadian clock genes – per and Pdfr – that enable different populations of the moth to adapt their seasonal transitions to climate change

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10-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 720501

Sharing data for improved forest protection and monitoring

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Although the mapping of aboveground biomass is now possible with satellite remote sensing, these maps still have to be calibrated and validated using on-site data gathered by researchers across the world. A newly established global database will support Earth Observation and encourage investment in relevant field-based measurements and research.

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10-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720499

Food Comas & Long-Term Memories—New Research Points to an Appetizing Connection

New York University

There may be a connection between food comas—resting after eating—and the formation of long-term memories, a team of neuroscientists concludes based on its study on brain activity in sea slugs.

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10-Oct-2019 6:05 AM EDT

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