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New Wristband Provides Personalised and Real-Time Tracking of UV Exposure

Researchers from the University of Granada and RMIT University in Melbourne have developed personalised and low-cost wearable ultraviolet (UV) sensors that warn users when their exposure to the sun has become dangerous.

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Malaria Parasites Adapt to Mosquito Meal Times

Malaria parasites have evolved to be most infectious at the time of day when mosquitoes feed, to maximise the chance of being spread, research shows.

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European Badgers' Gut Bacteria May be a Powerful Ally in the Fight Against Tuberculosis

What do cattle, European badgers, and gut bacteria have in common? They are all central players in a complex web surrounding a disease that affects multiple species, often with devastating results – tuberculosis. Now, new research funded by Morris Animal Foundation is shedding light on how one player, gut bacteria, may help protect both badgers and cattle from this common, pervasive and deadly illness. 

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Common Herbicide Compound May Save Millions of Lives

A chemical compound found in common herbicides could help fight hospital-acquired human fungal pathogenic infections, which claim an estimated two million lives per year.

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Fungus Provides Powerful Medicine in Fighting Honey Bee Viruses

A mushroom extract fed to honey bees greatly reduces virus levels, according to a new paper from Washington State University scientists, the USDA and colleagues at Fungi Perfecti, a business based in Olympia, Washington.

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Periodontal Disease Bacteria May Kick-Start Alzheimer’s

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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More Wet and Dry Weather Extremes Projected with Global Warming

Global warming is projected to spawn more extreme wet and dry weather around the world, according to a Rutgers-led study.

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Thirteen Ocean Solutions for Climate Change

Over a dozen international researchers from the Ocean Solutions Initiative1—including scientists from the CNRS, IDDRI2, and Sorbonne University—have evaluated the potential of thirteen ocean-based measures to counter climate change. Their findings are published in Frontiers in Marine Science. They hope their analysis will inform decision-makers gathering in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 conference in early December.

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Primary Tropical Forests Are Best But Regrowing Forests Are Also Vital to Biodiversity

Even after 40 years of recovery, secondary forests remain species and carbon-poor compared to undisturbed primary forests, a new study reveals.

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What You Can't See Can Hurt You

What if you could see nasty microscopic air pollutants in your home?

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