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May 29, 2014
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Blunting rice disease

UD researchers aim to disarm a ‘cereal killer’ A fungus that kills an estimated 30 percent of the world’s rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware … Continue reading

November 4, 2012
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Barley getting by

Sequencing the barley genome will sow many benefits Some 10,000 years ago, people found they didn’t have to live as nomads, hunting and gathering all their food. In the Fertile Crescent, they started planting crops. The Fertile Crescent extended from … Continue reading

October 24, 2012
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Science Working to Combat Deadly White Nose Syndrome in Bats

New findings on white-nose syndrome are bringing scientists closer to slowing the spread of this deadly bat disease, according to recent and ongoing studies by the U.S. Geological Survey. WNS has killed more than 5 million bats since it first … Continue reading

August 10, 2012
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Yale Researchers Find New Cause of Climate Change: Trees

Researchers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies have discovered that diseased trees may be a significant cause of global warming. The university’s researchers tested the trees at the Yale Myers Forest near their campus in Connecticut and … Continue reading

January 5, 2012
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To Turn Up The Heat in Chilies, Just Add Water

Biologists have learned in recent years that wild chilies develop their trademark pungency, or heat, as a defense against a fungus that could destroy their seeds. But that doesn’t explain why some chilies are hot and others are not. New … Continue reading

August 1, 2011
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Exeter Scientists Grow Plants with Friendly Fungi

*The lack of rainfall and higher-than-average temperatures in spring 2011 were predicted to hit harvests, leading to higher food prices.* *Climate change may mean that these dry and hot conditions will become more common in the UK, so researchers are … Continue reading

October 22, 2010
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X-Ray Diffraction May Play Key Role in Stopping ‘Kissing Bug,’ Fungus

COLUMBIA, Mo. – If finding the cure for a fungus and parasite that affects millions of people were the subject of a detective show, University of Missouri Chemistry Professor John Tanner would be the forensic expert in the lab, using … Continue reading