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Industrial chemicals found in food samples

Industrial chemicals
Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth have discovered phthalates industrial chemicals in common foods purchased in the United States Phthalates can be found in a variety of products and ... - Read More

New Version of Texas Tech's Fibertect(r) Proves Better at Decontaminating Nerve Gas Surrogate in Lab Testing

Released 3 4 2013 11 35 AM ESTSource Newsroom Texas Tech University more news from this source Mar 4 2013 A new version of Fibertect® a nonwoven decontamination wipe created by researchers at Texas Tech ... - Read More

New insights into plant evolution

Plant, plant
New research has uncovered a mechanism that regulates the reproduction of plants providing a possible tool for engineering higher yielding crops In a study published today in Science researchers from Monash University and collaborators in ... - Read More

Improving climate protection in the agricultural sector

Protection
Agriculture is responsible for around ten to twelve percent of all greenhouse gases attributable to human activities This raises the question of how these emissions could be reduced A recent study has investigated for the ... - Read More

'Fat worms' inch scientists toward better biofuel production

Fat
Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a plant with oily leaves ­ a feat that could enhance biofuel production as well as lead to improved animal feeds Share This ... - Read More

The lifetime journeys of manure-based microbes

ARS
Studies at the U S Department of Agriculture USDA are shedding some light on the microbes that dwell in cattle manure what they are where they thrive where they struggle and where they can end ... - Read More

Wild plants are infected with many viruses and still thrive

Researchers have studied viruses as agents of disease in humans domestic animals and plants but a study of plant viruses in the wild may point to a more cooperative benevolent role of the microbe according ... - Read More

Microbes team up to boost plants' stress tolerance

While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions according to a Penn State virologist Share This See Also Endangered Plants Microbes ... - Read More

Understanding microbes blowing in the wind

Bacteria, bacteria
With help from a wind tunnel and the latest DNA technology U S Department of Agriculture USDA scientists are shedding light on the travel patterns of microbes in soils carried off by strong winds The ... - Read More

Benefits of Bt corn go beyond rootworm resistance

Engineered to produce the bacterial toxin Bt Bt corn resists attack by corn rootworm a pest that feeds on roots and can cause annual losses of up to $1 billion But besides merely protecting against ... - Read More

Thailand: Astonishing ten new species of semi-aquatic freshwater earthworms revealed

Aquatic, Freshwater
The semi aquatic earthworms in the genus Glyphidrilus are somewhat unfamiliar species that live between the terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of rivers streams canals ponds swamps and paddy systems Remarkably each species is endemic to ... - Read More

X-rays reveal uptake of nanoparticles by soybean crops

X-Rays, X-rays
Metals contained in nanoparticles can enter into the food chain Scientists have for the first time traced the nanoparticles taken up from the soil by crop plants and analysed the chemical states of their metallic ... - Read More

Deforestation triggers carbon collapse of tropical peatlands

Deforested tropical peatlands are haemorrhaging carbon from deep within their peat soils with consequences for the release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere according to new research by The Open University and partners published January ... - Read More

'Scarecrow' gene: Key to efficient crops, could lead to staple crops with much higher yields

Gene
With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050 humankind faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using the same amounts of water fertilizer and arable land as today Share This See ... - Read More

Engineering alternative fuel with cyanobacteria

Sandia National Laboratories Truman Fellow Anne Ruffing has engineered two strains of cyanobacteria to produce free fatty acids a precursor to liquid fuels but she has also found that the process cuts the bacteria's production ... - Read More
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