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    25-Mar-2019 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710024

New Mechanism of Action Found for Agricultural Pesticide Fludioxonil

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A fungicide commonly used by the agricultural industry to protect grains, fruit and vegetables from mold damage seems to kill fungi by a previously uncharacterized mechanism that delivers a metabolic shock to cells, new research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison finds.

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21-Mar-2019 11:15 AM EDT
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    24-Mar-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 710020

More Efficient Satellite Launch Platform on the Horizon

University of Sydney

As part of a global industry research project, combustion experts from the University of Sydney’s School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering are one step closer to developing a more efficient and cost-effective access to space platform for satellite launches.

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21-Mar-2019 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 710094

Study Shows How Electricity-Eating Microbes Use Electrons to Fix Carbon Dioxide

Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis explains the cellular processes that allow a sun-loving microbe to "eat" electricity -- transferring electrons to fix carbon dioxide to fuel its growth. The work is led by Arpita Bose, assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, and Michael Guzman, a PhD candidate in her laboratory.

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22-Mar-2019 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710097

FAU Neuroscientist Alex Keene Named Kavli Fellow by National Academy of Sciences

Florida Atlantic University

Alex Keene, Ph.D., a leading neuroscientist, has been named a Kavli Fellow by The National Academy of Sciences. He is only the second faculty member at FAU to receive this recognition.

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22-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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    22-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709997

Scaling forward

Argonne National Laboratory

An Argonne scientist has new ways of accelerating the development of new organic materials for electronics. The new approaches could have applications in other types of materials science research.

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20-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710099

UAlberta paleontologists report world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

University of Alberta

University of Alberta paleontologists have just reported the world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed “Scotty,” lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago.

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22-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710092

Colourful male fish have genes to thank for their enduring looks

University of Edinburgh

Striking traits seen only in males of some species - such as colourful peacock feathers or butterfly wings - are partly explained by gene behaviour, research suggests.

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22-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710093

Fortified ‘high tunnel’ growing structures withstand ‘bomb cyclone’ winds

Texas A&M AgriLife

AMARILLO – Lessons learned in construction of protected agriculture systems, or high tunnels, kept Texas A&M AgriLife Research tunnels near Amarillo securely in place during the recent “bomb cyclone” that reached recorded wind gusts of 80-90 mph.

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22-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710085

Infectious Disease Thought Leader Headlines Tulane University’s Expanded Biotech Research Showcase

Tulane University

From breakthroughs in regenerative medicine and medical imaging to advances in vaccine and drug development, Tulane University will showcase its latest research discoveries to biotechnology firms, venture capitalists, foundations and potential collaborators April 9-10 in New Orleans.

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22-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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