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June 28, 2022

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Highly Antibiotic-Resistant Strain of MRSA That Arose in Pigs Can Jump to Humans

A new study has found that a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of the superbug MRSA -- methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- has emerged in ...

Amazon Landscape Change Study Highlights Ecological Harms and Opportunities for Action

A major study into landscape changes in the Brazilian Amazon sheds new light on the many environmental threats the biome faces -- but also offers ...

By Odin's Beard! Tubulins Named After the Norse God May Be the Missing Link Between Single-Celled Organisms and Human Cells

The 'missing link' between bacterial cells and human and plant cells offers key to the process of eukaryogenesis, the point at which animal and plant ...

Genome of Voracious Desert Locust Sequenced

The first high-quality genome of the desert locust -- those voracious feeders of plague and devastation infamy and the most destructive migratory insect in the world -- has been produced. The genome ...
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Global Food Supply-Chain Issues Call for Solutions

A new study sheds light on how trade, and centrality in the global wheat trade network, affect food security. The study shows that many countries depend on trade to fulfill their food needs. Further, ...

Climate Change Negatively Impacting Bumble Bees

Temperature changes have negatively impacted most species of bumble bees over the past 120 years, according to new new research. The researchers note that changes in temperature had more of a ...

Wildlife--Human Conflicts Could Shift With Climate Change

Researchers modeled the risk of human -- elephant conflict in Thailand under different climate change scenarios using a risk framework. A spatial shift in the risk of conflict was observed with ...

Off-Season Cattle Grazing to Help Control Fire Danger from Invasive Cheatgrass

Cheatgrass, an invasive annual grass that has invaded Nevada rangelands, is responsible for much of the increasing wildfire danger in the Intermountain West. However, scientists have discovered that ...

Wildfire Smoke Exposure Negatively Impacts Dairy Cow Health

Increasing frequency and size of wildfires in the United States over the past several decades affect everything from human life and health to air quality, biodiversity, and land use. The US dairy ...

Scientists Fail to Locate Once-Common CA Bumble Bees

Several species of California bumble bees have gone missing in the first statewide census of the fuzzy pollinators in 40 ...

Most People Think Their Diet Is Healthier Than It Is

How healthy is your diet? It seems like a simple question, but according to a new study, it's one that most Americans struggle to get ...

Food Insecurity and Water Insecurity Go Hand-in-Hand, Study Finds

In a new 25-country study, researchers report a strong link between water insecurity -- a lack of reliable access to sufficient water -- and food ...

Gene Hunting Leads Researchers to Solve Mystery of Inhibition of Awn Elongation in Sorghum

Over the years, the domestication of grasses like wheat, rice, barley, and sorghum for consumption has resulted in certain modifications to their morphology. One such modification is the partial or ...

How Much Spring Nitrogen to Apply? Pre-Planting Weather May Provide a Clue

With the rising cost of nitrogen fertilizer and its impacts on air and water quality, researchers want to help farmers make more informed fertilizer rate decisions. Their latest modeling effort aims ...

How Crops Can Better Survive Floods

Researchers show which signaling pathways make plants more resistant to flooding. The molecule ethylene is a warning signal for plants that they are under water and switches on the emergency supply ...

Stopping the Spread: Researchers Create Rapid Test for Deadly Infections in Livestock, Starting With Pigs

Researchers have developed a new form of rapid test to detect infections in farm animals, responding to the rising threat of dangerous ...

Nano-Sensor Detects Pesticides on Fruit in Minutes

Researchers have developed a tiny sensor for detecting pesticides on fruit in just a few minutes. The technique uses flame-sprayed nanoparticles made from silver to increase the signal of chemicals. ...

Death of Bats at Wind Turbines Interrupts Natural Food Chains

The numerous casualties of bats at wind turbines (WT) have a negative impact on the populations of affected species and potentially far-reaching consequences for the biodiversity in rural areas. ...

New research transforms our understanding of the circumstances and timing of the domestication of chickens, their spread across Asia into the west, and reveals the changing way in which they were ...

Cover Crops Not Enough to Improve Soil After Decades of Continuous Corn

Although about 20% of Illinois cropping systems are planted to continuous corn, it's nearly impossible to find fields planted this way for decades at a time. Yet long-term experiments, including ...

Wildlife's Worm-Wide Web

Many of us try to repress the thought of them, while others have come to accept them. Whatever your take on parasites is, they can tell scientists a lot about ecology, health and the ...

A Digital Twin for Citrus Fruits

Around one third of all food worldwide ends up in the trash bin instead of on our plate. With the help of digital twins, researchers are now aiming to reduce food waste, for example in the case of ...

How Glyphosate Affects Brood Care in Bumblebees

Bumblebee colonies exposed to glyphosate are significantly affected in times of resource scarcity, according to recent ...

Less Air Pollution Leads to Higher Crop Yields

New analysis shows crop yields could increase by about 25% in China and up to 10% in other parts of the world if emissions of a common air pollutant decreased by about ...

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