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U of G Researchers Help Establish One of Canada’s First Commercial Rice Crops

Rice paddies have now become part of the Chatham-Kent agricultural landscape, thanks to a collaboration between industry and University of Guelph researchers.

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Could a Mediterranean Diet and Exercise Reduce Dementia Risk?

A Mediterranean-style diet is rich in plant-based foods such as fruit, vegetables, nuts and legumes, and wholegrain cereals. 

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Allotment Soil Is Safer Than National Guidelines Suggest

With the rise in popularity of people growing their own fruit and vegetables, it may be surprising to know that many urban allotments have soil with lead levels above UK guidance values.

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Is Wildfire Management ‘For the Birds’?

Spotted owl populations are in decline all along the West Coast, and as climate change increases the risk of large and destructive wildfires in the region, these iconic animals face the real threat of losing even more of their forest habitat.

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New Dairy Cattle Breeding Method Increases Genetic Selection Efficiency

Brazilian scientists at São Paulo State University (UNESP) collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a dairy cattle breeding method that adds a new parameter to genetic selection and conserves or even improves a population’s genetic diversity.

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Exercise Improves Anxiety and Mood in Older Adults Undergoing Chemotherapy

Although we know that exercise improves anxiety and mood problems in younger people with cancer, few studies have looked at the effects of exercise on older adults with cancer.

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Molecular Thumb Drives: Researchers Store Digital Images in Metabolite Molecules

DNA molecules are well known as carriers of huge amounts of biological information, and there is growing interest in using DNA in engineered data storage devices that can hold vastly more data than our current hard drives. 

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Berkeley Lab Receives DOE Support for Building to Study Microbe-Ecosystem Interactions for Energy and Environmental Research

The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) recently received federal approval to proceed with preliminary design work for a state-of-the-art building that would revolutionize investigations into how interactions among microbes, water, soil, and plants shape entire ecosystems.

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With Little Training, Machine-Learning Algorithms Can Uncover Hidden Scientific Knowledge

Sure, computers can be used to play grandmaster-level chess, but can they make scientific discoveries?

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Old-Growth Forests May Provide Valuable Biodiversity Refuge in Areas at Risk of Severe Fire

New findings show that old-growth forests, a critical nesting habitat for threatened northern spotted owls, are less likely to experience high-severity fire than young-growth forests during wildfires. 

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