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Bacterial organizational complexities revealed
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(Michigan State University) For the first time, scientists have visualized the fine details of bacterial microcompartment shells -- the organisms' submicroscopic nanoreactors, which are comprised completely of protein. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
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Possible enhanced pesticide absorption from fresh food via nanoemulsions
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(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist David Julian McClements will lead a team that has received a three-year, $444,550 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the possibility that eating food nanoemulsions found in dressings, dips or sauces might increase the amount of pesticides absorbed from co-ingested fruits and vegetables, thus increasing risk of adverse health effects. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
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Latest advances in malaria research in free eBook by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
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(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP) today announced a grant from the J.C. Flowers Foundation (JCFF) to support the free eBook distribution of the research monograph, Malaria: Biology in the Era of Eradication.
JCFF funding enables this newly published title to reach scientists, clinicians and care-givers throughout malaria-endemic areas such as Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
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Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles
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(Swansea University) This research suggests that that warmer temperatures associated with climate change may lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
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The chemistry of olive oil (video)
(American Chemical Society) Whether you have it with bread or use it to cook, olive oil is awesome. But a lot of chemistry can make or break a product. Extra virgin olive oil is the most expensive (and most delicious) variety, in part thanks to its low acidity. And peppery notes are thanks to antioxidants that contribute to olive oil's healthy reputation. Check out the latest Reactions video for more olive oil chemistry:
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Regional 'hot spot' of Borna disease discovered in upper Austria
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(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Bornaviruses cause a lethal form of encephalitis, Borna disease, among horses and sheep. To date only a few cases were reported in Austria. Recently, four horses were afflicted in the same area of Upper Austria within just two years. Tests on local shrews, the reservoir host, confirmed the suspicion of a local viral reservoir. The study in Emerging Microbes & Infections documents a rare outbreak of Borna disease in a new endemic area in... www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
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Researchers find glass eels use internal compass to find their way home
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(University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science) Scientists are closer to unraveling the long-standing mystery of how tiny glass eel larvae, which begin their lives as hatchlings in the Sargasso Sea, know when and where to 'hop off' the Gulf Stream toward European coastlines to live out their adult lives in coastal estuaries. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
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First few millimeters of the leaf margin identify palm species in a new key to Syagrus
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(Pensoft Publishers) An incredible amount of information is contained in the very first few millimeters of the
leaflet margin of species in the Neotropical palm genus Syagrus. A new key to the genus, published in the open access journal PhytoKeys, proves that by using a simple technique to identify species. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
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Researchers team with Land Institute to boost perennial permaculture with native fungi
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(University of Kansas) A collaboration between scientists at the Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas and The Land Institute aims restore fungi historically tied with native tallgrass prairie -- all in hopes of making farming viable for the long-term future. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
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The designation as a Biosphere Reserve improves the life quality of the citizens
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(University of the Basque Country ) The environmental evolution and the socioeconomic and cultural evolution in Urdaibai since it was designated a Biosphere Reserve have been analyzed at the UPV/EHU. The conclusion reached is that this designation has not had any negative effect on the inhabitants, the conservation of the environment has been guaranteed, and it may have boosted the local socioeconomic and cultural development. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...