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Caterpillar loss in tropical forest linked to extreme rain, temperature events

University of Nevada, Reno

Using a 22-year dataset of plant-caterpillar-parasitoid interactions collected within a patch of protected Costa Rican lowland Caribbean forest, scientists report declines in caterpillar and parasitoid diversity and density that are paralleled by losses in an important ecosystem service: biocontrol of herbivores by parasitoids.

Channels: Agriculture, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, Scientific Reports, All Journal News,

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22-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST
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21-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST
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Insecticides are becoming more toxic to honey bees

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During the past 20 years, insecticides applied to U.S. agricultural landscapes have become significantly more toxic -- over 120-fold in some midwestern states -- to honey bees when ingested, according to a team of researchers, who identified rising neonicotinoid seed treatments in corn and soy as the primary driver of this change.

Channels: Agriculture, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, Scientific Reports, All Journal News,

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21-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST
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Green in tooth and claw

Washington University in St. Louis

Hard plant foods may have made up a larger part of early human ancestors’ diet than currently presumed, according to a new experimental study of modern tooth enamel from Washington University in St. Louis. The results have implications for reconstructing diet, and potentially for our interpretation of the fossil record of human evolution, researchers said.

Channels: All Journal News, Archaeology and Anthropology, Oral Health, Scientific Reports,

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17-Jan-2020 5:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Fossil Is the Oldest-Known Scorpion

Fossil Is the Oldest-Known Scorpion

Ohio State University

Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both ancient oceans and on land.

Channels: Environmental Science, Nature, Paleontology, Wildlife, Staff Picks, Scientific Reports, All Journal News,

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16-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
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Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain

Aarhus University

The idea of food addiction is a very controversial topic among scientists. Researchers from Aarhus University have delved into this topic and examined what happens in the brains of pigs when they drink sugar water.

Channels: Addiction, Behavioral Science, Food and Water Safety, Health Food, Neuro, Scientific Reports, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Artificial Intelligence (AI) can detect low-glucose levels via ECG without fingerpick test

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can detect low-glucose levels via ECG without fingerpick test

University of Warwick

Tracking sugar in the blood is crucial for both healthy individuals and diabetic patients. Current methods to measure glucose requires needles and repeated fingerpicks over the day. Fingerpicks can often be painful, deterring patient compliance

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Pain, Technology, Scientific Reports,

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13-Jan-2020 6:20 AM EST
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100 million years in amber: Researchers discover oldest fossilized slime mold

University of Göttingen

Most people associate the idea of creatures trapped in amber with insects or spiders, which are preserved lifelike in fossil tree resin.

Channels: All Journal News, Evolution and Darwin, Geology, Paleontology, Scientific Reports,

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8-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
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Newswise: New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity

New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity

University of Notre Dame

In a new study led by the University of Notre Dame, researchers examined how various psychological characteristics of children struggling with their weight, such as loneliness, anxiety and shyness, combined with similar characteristics of their parents or guardians and family dynamics affect outcomes of nutritional intervention.

Channels: Children's Health, Diabetes, Family and Parenting, Nutrition, Obesity, Weight Loss, Scientific Reports, All Journal News,

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6-Jan-2020 3:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Scientists Map Structural Proteins Across an Ovary, Another Step Toward “Ink” Development for 3-D Printing a Bioprosthetic Ovary

Scientists Map Structural Proteins Across an Ovary, Another Step Toward “Ink” Development for 3-D Printing a Bioprosthetic Ovary

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

For the first time, scientists identified and mapped the location of structural proteins in a pig ovary. Ongoing development of an “ink” with these proteins will be used for 3-D printing an artificial (or bio-prosthetic) ovary that could be implanted and allow a woman to have a child. Findings were recently published in Scientific Reports.

Channels: Cancer, Engineering, OBGYN, Women's Health, Scientific Reports, All Journal News,

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6-Jan-2020 10:35 AM EST
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