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Greenhouse technology

Greenhouse Technology Could Be the Future of Food

CU Boulder engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that...
wheat

Gene Discovery May Halt Worldwide Wheat Epidemic

University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that...
biomass

NEWBio Project Concludes, Advances Biomass Energy Efforts

The land stretching between New England and the Ohio River is a critical region dominated by agriculture and forests, but also hosts four of...
smelling

Plant ‘Smells’ Insect Foe, Initiates Defense

It cannot run away from the fly that does it so much damage, but tall goldenrod can protect itself by first "smelling" its attacker...
Corn Gene

Researchers Find Corn Gene Conferring Resistance to Multiple Plant Leaf Diseases

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a specific gene in corn that appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly...
Fungi

Fungi that Evolved to Eat Wood Offer New Biomass Conversion Tool

Twenty years ago, microbiologist Barry Goodell, now a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and colleagues discovered a unique system that some microorganisms...
bees

Hot Cities Spell Bad News for Bees

A new study from North Carolina State University finds that common wild bee species decline as urban temperatures increase. “We looked at 15 of the...
soil

Scientists to Study How Soil Health Is Influenced by Pest-management Tactics

An entomologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study and compare how...
colorectal cancer, catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

Fasting Glucose as a Marker for Greater Weight Loss on a...

Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, together with colleagues from Gelesis and the University of Copenhagen,...
colorectal cancer, catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

Switching to a Low-glycemic Diet May Stop Age-related Eye Disease, Study...

A study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching from a high-glycemic diet (starches as are...
forest

Study Refutes Findings Behind Challenge to Sierra Nevada Forest Restoration

A study led by ecologists at UC Berkeley has found significant flaws in the research used to challenge the U.S. Forest Service plan to...
cervical cancer

Research Could Lead to Test Strips for Early Cervical Cancer Detection

Purdue researchers are developing technology that could lead to the early detection of cervical cancer with low-cost, easy-to-use, lateral flow test strips similar to...
greenhouse gases

Energy Crop Production on Conservation Lands May Not Boost Greenhouse Gases

Growing sustainable energy crops without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, may be possible on seasonally wet, environmentally sensitive landscapes, according to researchers who conducted a...
crops

Maize Study Finds Genes That Help Crops Adapt to Change

Over many thousands of years, farmers have bred maize varieties so the crops are optimally adapted to local environments. A new study, published Feb. 6...
dietary fiber

New Study Suggests That Eating Whole Grains Increases Metabolism and Calorie...

A new study suggests that substituting whole grains for refined grains in the diet increases calorie loss by reducing calories retained during digestion and...
Water sensor

Water Sensor Moves from Basic Research to Promising Business

A water sensor technology that began as basic research at Cornell is blooming into a business that fills a vital need for grape, nut,...
chronic disease

Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Aging and Reduction in Age-related Chronic Disease

Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the financial and...
Wildfires

High-Severity Wildfires Complicate Natural Regeneration for California Conifers

A study spanning 10 national forests and 14 burned areas in California found that conifer seedlings were found in less than 60 percent of...
inflammatory diseases, soybean, heavy rainfall, agriculture, mosquitoes, Vector-borne Diseases, plant volatiles, soil moisture, Electrocatalyst, climate change, thermoelectric, plant, blood collection, chronic pain, blood test, global warming, Optogenetics, disease-fighting drugs, tumor, soil health, Tuberculosis, solar, nano ribbons, GMOs, brain's signaling network, fatty tumors, bacteria, caffeinated alcoholic, plant hormone, Cardiac, cancer

Soil Health Boosted by Adding Small Grains and Pasture to Rotations

Including small grains and pasture in crop rotations, and in some cases reducing tillage, can have a significant effect on soil health, according to...
grasses

New Grasses Neutralize Toxic Pollution from Bombs, Explosives and Munitions

On military live fire training ranges, troops practice firing artillery shells, drop bombs on old tanks or derelict buildings and test the capacity of...