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Article ID: 702186

PPR Virus Poses Threat to Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Society

A team of conservationists from the Royal Veterinary College, WCS, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna published a letter in this week’s edition of the journal Science on the threat of the virus peste des petits ruminants (PPR) to conservation.

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15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    15-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702106

Applying Auto Industry’s Fuel-Efficiency Standards to Agriculture Could Net Billions in Corn Sector, Researchers Conclude

New York University

Adopting benchmarks similar to the fuel-efficiency standards used by the auto industry in the production of fertilizer could yield $5-8 billion in economic benefits for the U.S. corn sector alone, researchers have concluded in a new analysis.

Released:
12-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702174

UF/IFAS-Developed $50 Device May Help Multibillion Forest Industry

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Millions of pine trees dot the southern landscape, and they’re susceptible to many diseases, including pitch canker.

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15-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702170

New Model Helps Define Optimal Temperature and Pressure to Forge Nanoscale Diamonds in an Explosion

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

To forge nanodiamonds, which have potential applications in medicine, optoelectronics and quantum computing, researchers expose organic explosive molecules to powerful detonations in a controlled environment. These explosive forces, however, make it difficult to study the nanodiamond formation process. To overcome this hurdle, researchers recently developed a procedure and a computer model that can simulate the highly variable conditions of explosions on phenomenally short time scales. They report their work in The Journal of Chemical Physics.

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15-Oct-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702150

What Are Those Wavy Bands in the Soil?

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Have you noticed wavy bands of soil along roads or paths? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Oct. 15 Soils Matter blog explains these horizontal soil waves and the unusual way they form.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702161

Notre Dame Releases Climate Vulnerability Assessment of More Than 270 US Cities

University of Notre Dame

The Urban Adaptation Assessment is an open-source, free measurement and analysis tool that explores a city’s ability to adapt and readiness for adaptation to climate change.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702143

The Easy Way May Not Be the Best

New York University

The steps cells take in response to challenges are more complex than previously thought, finds new research. The study investigates a system relevant to cancer, viral infection, and diabetes.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702156

NUS researchers elucidate roles of transcription factors, TP63 and SOX2, in squamous cell cancer progression

National University of Singapore

Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore have identified a SCC-specific protein complex activated by TP63 and SOX2 which triggers a gene cascade that promotes SCC growth.

Released:
14-Oct-2018 9:05 PM EDT

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