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Article ID: 708022

Society of Toxicology 58th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo Features Latest in Toxicological Research and Technology

Society of Toxicology

Taking place, March 10–14, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland, the meeting's scientific program represents the breadth and depth of the toxicological field and includes more than 100 Featured Sessions, Scientific Sessions, and Continuing Education courses and more than 2,100 individual presentations.

Released:
13-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708018

UF/IFAS Researchers: Robots May Run Future Farms

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences professors Senthold Asseng and Frank Asche co-wrote an article published in the journal Science Robotics in which they say: “the farmers of the future are likely to be data scientists, programmers and robot wranglers.”

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13-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST
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Article ID: 708019

Climate change increases potential for conflict and violence

Iowa State University

Climate change is accelerating the severity of natural disasters, which will have a direct and indirect effect on violence and aggression, according to a new study. Iowa State researchers have identified three ways climate change will increase the likelihood of violence.

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13-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST

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Article ID: 708006

More Data, More Land Reclamation Success

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

Often, energy pipelines pass through previously undisturbed areas. These areas need to be managed carefully to re-establish ecologically functioning systems. A new study shows teams can increase the chance of successful land reclamation by first collecting soil data at short intervals. More collections can also lead to significant cost savings.

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13-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707768

Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA

American Chemical Society (ACS)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional non-invasive prenatal tests for the condition are unreliable or carry risks for the mother and fetus. Now, researchers have developed a sensitive new biosensor that could someday be used to detect fetal Down syndrome DNA in pregnant women’s blood. They report their results in the ACS journal Nano Letters.

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8-Feb-2019 9:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 708008

High Pressure Freezing Technique Paired with Electron Microscopy and Tomography Reveals Previously Unknown Mycorrhizal Compartment

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The importance of the mycorrhizal symbiosis to plant growth has led to a large body of research into their formation and function, yet there are critical unanswered questions. Howard Berg, director of the Imaging and Microscopy Facility at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and his collaborators have discovered a previously unknown compartment within these symbiotic cortical root cells that could be important for nutrient exchange and molecular communication between the symbiotic partners.

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13-Feb-2019 7:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 707885

Chemicals Can Change Their Identity, Thanks to the Liquids Where They Reside

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Far from being a mere spectator, solvents can play a larger role in chemical reactions, likely including those used in energy storage and biology.

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12-Feb-2019 3:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 707993

ORNL Teams with Los Alamos, EPB to Demonstrate Next-Generation Grid Security Tech

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories has partnered with EPB, a Chattanooga utility and telecommunications company, to demonstrate the effectiveness of metro-scale quantum key distribution (QKD) as a means of secure communication for the nation’s electricity suppliers. This initial milestone is part of the team’s three-year project focused on next-generation grid security.

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12-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707995

Moving Artificial Leaves Out of the Lab and Into the Air

University of Illinois at Chicago

Artificial leaves mimic photosynthesis — the process whereby plants use water and carbon dioxide from the air to produce carbohydrates using energy from the sun. But even state-of-the-art artificial leaves, which hold promise in reducing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, only work in the laboratory because they use pure, pressurized carbon dioxide from tanks.

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12-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

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