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Particulate Pollution's Impact Varies Greatly Depending on Where it Originated

When it comes to aerosol pollution, as the old real estate adage says, location is everything.

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Progress Toward Personalized Medicine

A few little cells that are different from the rest can have a big effect. For example, individual cancer cells may be resistant to a specific chemotherapy—causing a relapse in a patient who would otherwise be cured. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now introduced a microfluidics-based chip for the manipulation and subsequent nucleic-acid analysis of individual cells. The technique uses local electric fields to highly efficiently “trap” the cells (dielectrophoresis).

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Research Focuses on Factors that Fuel New Plant Invasions

A new research study published in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management tackles those questions and provides insights that can benefit land managers.

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‘Abrupt Thaw’ of Permafrost Beneath Lakes Could Significantly Affect Climate Change Models

Methane released by thawing permafrost from some Arctic lakes could significantly accelerate climate change, according to a new University of Alaska Fairbanks-led study.

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Statins Associated with Improvement of Rare Lung Disease

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In the first study of its kind, researchers have found that cholesterol-lowering statins may improve the conditions of people with a rare lung disease called autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. The research also suggested that two new tests could help diagnose the condition.

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India Mounts Awareness Campaign as Maize-Eating Moth Detected

Indian agriculture officials have launched an awareness campaign among farmers about the fall armyworm moth and its management following the confirmation late last month that the voracious maize-eating pest has reached India.

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How Forests Improve Kids' Diets

A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition--when they live near forests.

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Crop scientists help crack the wheat genome code

A University of Saskatchewan (U of S)-led research team has played a key role in an international discovery that will have an impact on the food security of millions of people around the world—the sequencing of the billion-piece jigsaw puzzle that is the bread wheat genome.

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Decline of yellow-banded bumblebee linked to inbreeding, disease

By sequencing the genome of the yellow-banded bumblebee, York University researchers have found that inbreeding and disease are likely culprits in their rapid decline in North America.

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Scientists work together to solve a coral disease mystery in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

 

The Florida Keys are known for their lush coral reefs and incredible biodiversity. Protected by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the Keys support more than 6,000 species of plants, fishes, and invertebrates – including more than 65 species of stony corals. But in the past few years, something has been targeting these corals.

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