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November 24, 2015

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November 24, 2015

New Project Aims to Develop Advanced Tools and Research Strategies for Parasite Control in European Farmed Fish

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new research project aims to improve our understanding of fish-parasite interactions and develop innovative solutions and tools to prevent, control and mitigate harmful parasites which affect the ... read more

Scientists Find Way to Reduce Pesticide Use and Save Millions for Ornamental Industry

Nov. 17, 2015 — Results of new research may help control some dangerous species of fungi, known as phytophthora -- or water molds -- that can cause millions of dollars in damage annually to ornamental plants and ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — New research indicates that cockroaches use a combination of fast and slow twitch muscle fibers to give their mandibles a 'force boost' that allows them to chew through tough ... read more

Coronavirus Breakthrough: Protein Mutation Affects Spread and Virulence of Respiratory Virus

Nov. 10, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that a mutation in a coronavirus protein slows the spread of the virus in the central nervous system and reduces its neurovirulence. It is the first time that this ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — An international group of scientists has discovered a gene that can prevent some of the most significant wheat diseases -- creating the potential to combat food security for this staple and save ... read more

New Pest Management Resource for Hop Growers in the Northeast

Nov. 9, 2015 — Researchers have published an open-access article that should help hop farmers in the northeastern US to manage insect pests. The article provides a comprehensive assessment of hop pests and methods ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — A product that helped stop a 100-year-old battle with a cotton disease in Texas has been proven effective in stopping the same fungus from devastating vineyards, according to a plant ... read more

New Disease-Carrying Mosquito Arrives in British Columbia, Canada

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists are studying an invasive, disease-carrying mosquito, Aedes japonicus, after finding it for the first time in Western Canada. The mosquitoes could poise a significant hazard to health if ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Research shows the adverse effects of a drug commonly administered to livestock, ivermectin, on populations of a key dung beetle in Mediterranean ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Little is known about the mechanisms that regulate the release of steroid hormones from endocrine tissues. The commonly accepted understanding, noted in textbooks, is that simple diffusion is at ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Stealthy diseases sometimes trick plants by hijacking their defense signaling system, which issues an alarm that diverts plant resources for the wrong attack and allows the enemy pathogens to easily ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Canadian entomologists have reported the first appearance of Aedes japonicus -- an invasive, disease-carrying mosquito -- in western Canada. Native to Asia, Ae. japonicus has been widely found in the ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Some forms of the single celled parasites, Trypanosoma brucei and Toxoplasma gondii behave like cancer cells, a new study suggests, potentially leading researchers toward new approaches to treat ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — A new study is the first to fully document the demographic impacts of West Nile virus on North American bird populations. Data from bird-banding stations shows more species were hit than suspected, ... read more

DNA Sequencing Shows Divergent Genomes in Malaria Vectors of Brazilian Rainforest

Nov. 2, 2015 — Researchers have assessed the extent to which geographical barriers affected genetic variation among Anopheles darlingi populations. Such barriers may greatly influence the approaches used by ... read more

Lack of 'Sleep' May Zap Cell Growth, Brain Activity, Study in Plants Suggests

Oct. 30, 2015 — Lack of adequate sleep can do more than just make you tired. It can short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation ... read more

What We Know About How Neonicotinoids Affect Bees

Oct. 30, 2015 — A second summary in as many years on the scientific evidence about the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees has been published by scientists. The research team was asked to update its findings ... read more

Allergy Is the Price We Pay for Our Immunity to Parasites

Oct. 29, 2015 — New findings help demonstrate the evolutionary basis for allergy. Molecular similarities in food and environmental proteins that cause allergy (such as pollen), and multicellular parasites (such as ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — When a river receives waste water from a treatment plant, the plant's efficiency is revealed. A new study group has observed that the waste water from treatment plants significantly influences ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — A new discovery suggests why one relationship evolved in appearance and how one parasite turned more aggressive but also protective toward its host over millions of ... read more

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