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Xylella: A Conscience, Not a Science Problem

The Sbarro Health Research Organization congratulates the Italian researchers who were able to prove a direct causal link between the infection by Xylella fastidiosa and the death of olive trees in southern Italy.

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MTSU Research to Increase Tennessee Farm Profit with USDA’s $148K ‘Green Gold’ Ginseng Grant

Middle Tennessee State University researchers will use the grant to experiment with ginseng. The effort is expected to improve farmers’ income across the state and conserve wild ginseng, which is considered an endangered species, in Tennessee.

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Fusion Plasmas, Turning Oxide into Metal, Neutron Star Merger, and More in the DOE Science News Source

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Defending Against Environmental Stressors May Shorten Lifespan

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A shorter life may be the price an organism pays for coping with the natural assaults of daily living, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues in Japan. The scientists used fruit flies to examine the relationship between lifespan and signaling proteins that defend the body against environmental stressors, such as bacterial infections and cold temperatures. Since flies and mammals share some of the same molecular pathways, the work may demonstrate how the environment affects longevity in humans.

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When One Reference Genome is Not Enough

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A pan-genome is a valuable resource for unlocking natural diversity. Having plant pan-genomes for crops important for fuel and food applications would enable breeders to harness natural diversity to improve traits such as yield, disease resistance, and tolerance of marginal growing conditions.

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Easter Island Had a Cooperative Community, Analysis of Giant Hats Reveals

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Analysis of giant stone hats found on Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) provides evidence contrary to the widely held belief that the ancient civilization had a warrior culture. According to a new study conducted by a team of researchers, including a professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York, these stone hats suggest that the people of Rapa Nui were part of a supportive and inclusive community.

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Scientists Seek Diagnostic Tool for Harmful Algal Blooms

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With a three-year $681,343 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a team of Ohio State scientists plans to develop a widely applicable system for assessing watershed health and determining when a crisis is looming.

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Conservation Study Uses Tiny Treadmills to Test Sea Turtle Hatchling Stamina

A newly hatched sea turtle should be able to crawl from its nest to the ocean in a couple of minutes if everything goes as nature planned. Speed is key and their survival depends heavily on their ability to swim. Disoriented hatchlings who eventually make it to the ocean expend massive amounts of energy because what was supposed to take a couple of minutes now takes hours to accomplish. FAU scientists are the first to examine the physiological effects of extended crawling and swimming performance on disoriented hatchlings with some surprising results.

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Flower or Flesh? Genetics Explain Mosquito Preference

Researchers have found genetic explanations for why most mosquitoes in one species favor nectar over blood. This work could one day lead to strategies to prevent mosquito-borne illness.

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Oldest Fossils Ever Found Show Life on Earth Began Before 3.5 Billion Years Ago

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Researchers at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have confirmed that microscopic fossils discovered in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old piece of rock in Western Australia are the oldest fossils ever found and indeed the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth.







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