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E-cigarettes may be more harmful than beneficial according to evidence-based research
The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has grown rapidly in the United States over the past decade. (2018-03-14)
Research shows drones could help crop management take off
Initial results of an ongoing study show that aerial imagery produced by multi-spectral sensors as well as less-expensive digital cameras may improve accuracy and efficiency of plant stand assessment in cotton. (2017-11-17)
Fast forensic test can match suspects' DNA with crime samples in 4 hours
A newly developed test could make checking DNA from people arrested for crimes with DNA samples from crime scenes stored in forensic databases almost as easy as matching fingerprints. (2010-08-04)
UTIA research examines long-term economic impact of cover crops
A team of researchers from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture examined data from the past 29 years to determine whether it is profitable to include cover crops in an erosion management strategy. (2018-02-05)
Exposure to sugary breakfast cereal advertising directly influences children's diets
Laboratory studies have shown that kids will request and prefer brands they have seen recently advertised on TV. (2019-01-07)
Computer models allow farmers to diversify pest management methods
A technology developed by Brazilian researchers can help fighting highly resistant agricultural pests by analyzing the connections between the pests' patterns of dispersal in crops and different configurations in diversified intercropping systems. (2018-02-20)
Secrets of bright, rapidly spinning star revealed
Almost 50 years after it was first predicted that rapidly rotating stars would emit polarized light, a UNSW Sydney-led team of scientists has succeeded in observing the phenomenon for the first time. (2017-09-18)
Scientists target glioma cancer stem cells, which could improve patient survival
Brain tumors are responsible for 25 percent of cancer-related deaths in children and young adults. (2018-02-05)
Tampons can cause toxic shock syndrome
The use of intravaginal menstrual pads may be responsible for rare cases of menstrual toxic shock syndrome in women whose vaginas have been colonized by Staphylococcus aureus producing toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 (TSST-1). (2018-04-20)
Energized fabrics could keep soldiers warm and battle-ready in frigid climates
Soldiering in arctic conditions is tough. Protective clothing can be heavy and can cause overheating and sweating, while hands and feet can grow numb. (2017-08-20)
Scientists unlock planthoppers' role in rice stripe virus reproduction
Recently, researchers from the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered how a severe rice virus reproduces inside the small brown planthopper, a major carrier of the virus, and have published this work in eLife. (2017-08-10)
Could eating moss be good for your gut?
An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide has discovered a new complex carbohydrate in moss that could possibly be exploited for health or other uses. (2018-04-23)
Cotton tip applicators are sending 34 kids to the emergency department each day
A study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers found that over a 21-year period from 1990 through 2010, an estimated 263,000 children younger than 18 years of age were treated in US hospital emergency departments for cotton tip applicator related ear injuries -- that's about 12,500 annually, or about 34 injuries every day. (2017-05-08)
Engineered cotton uses weed-suppression chemical as nutrient
A newly developed fertilizer system will provide nutrition to engineered cotton crops worldwide and a deadly dose to weeds that are increasingly herbicide resistant, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. (2018-06-04)
Pest resistance to biotech crops surging
Pest resistance to genetically engineered crops Bt crops is evolving faster now than before, UA researchers show in the most comprehensive study to date. (2017-10-10)
New Eocene fossil data suggest climate models may underestimate future polar warming
A new international analysis of marine fossils shows that warming of the polar oceans during the Eocene, a greenhouse period that provides a glimpse of Earth's potential future climate, was greater than previously thought. (2018-01-22)
Global trade entrenches poverty traps
A theorem published this week suggests that greater engagement in the international exchange can actually reinforce productivity-impeding practices that keep countries in poverty. (2017-10-26)
New coatings make natural fabrics waterproof
A new process invented at MIT could provide a nontoxic alternative to conventional waterproof coatings for fabrics. (2018-06-29)
Model predicts elimination of GMO crops would cause hike in greenhouse gas emissions
A global ban on genetically modified crops would raise food prices and add the equivalent of nearly a billion tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, a study by researchers from Purdue University shows. (2016-11-07)
Immunity against melanoma is only skin deep
Researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center find that unique immune cells, called resident memory T cells, do an outstanding job of preventing melanoma in patients who develop the autoimmune disease, vitiligo. (2017-04-14)
Researchers find new trigger for onset of colon cancer, which may lead to better therapies
A new function of a colon cancer gene has been found to bring several activators of this disease to a halt. (2018-04-02)
Infection outbreaks at hospitals could be reduced by copper-coated uniforms
Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), at hospitals. (2018-02-15)
Is it your second cousin? Cotton swabs may tell you
With a new technique developed at Kyoto University, a simple swab sample can accurately confirm relatedness between two individuals as distant as second cousins. (2016-08-22)
Cool textiles to beat the heat
Air-conditioned buildings bring welcome relief to people coming in from the heat. (2017-11-08)
Receptivity to e-cigarette ads among young adults in the US leads to cigarette smoking
Receptivity to advertising for e-cigarettes, cigarettes and cigars were confirmed to be associated with those who would try the respective tobacco product within one year. (2018-03-26)
UT student wins competition at Beltwide Cotton Conference
Shawn Butler, a doctoral candidate at UT CASNR, recently won first place in a student oral paper competition at the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conference. (2017-01-30)
City College researchers produce smart fabric to neutralize nerve gas
From the lab of City College of New York chemical engineer and Fulbright Scholar Teresa J. (2017-08-16)
Response of new cotton variety (rassafa) to nitrogen fertilizer
The Rassafa cotton cultivar is a relatively new variety grown in the dry areas of the Eastern Mediterranean region. (2018-03-12)
Hybrid swarm in global mega-pest
Scientists have confirmed the hybridization of two of the world's major pest species, into a new and improved mega-pest. (2018-04-05)
Getting maximum profit, minimal pollution
In a new study, researchers at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service have calculated how much chicken litter farmers need to apply to cotton crops to maximize profits. (2016-10-12)
Researchers find pathways that uncover insight into development of lung cancer
Lung cancer results from effects of smoking along with multiple genetic components. (2018-08-17)
New Approach To Multidrug Resistance
One of the greatest obstacles to successful cancer treatment is the development of multidrug resistance by tumors. (1997-08-13)
Children with higher genetic risk for obesity respond more strongly to fast food ads
Dartmouth researchers have found that children with a genetic risk for obesity had greater activity in brain reward centers when watching fast food commercials, which could help us to understand why some children are more likely to overeat. (2016-12-19)
Diverse rotations and poultry litter improves soybean yield
Possible sustainable solution to continuous cropping. (2017-05-15)
DNA test is an effective cervical cancer screening tool for women in low-income countries
Dartmouth researchers have introduced an inexpensive DNA-based test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer, in Honduras. (2019-05-03)
First step taken toward epigenetically modified cotton
Scientists have produced a 'methylome' for domesticated cotton and its wild ancestors, a powerful new tool to guide breeders in creating cotton with better traits based on epigenetic changes. (2017-05-30)
Study links cottonseed oil with lower cholesterol
Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that a high-fat diet enriched with cottonseed oil drastically improved cholesterol profiles in young adult men. (2018-10-31)
Kent State ecologist part of global collaboration to answer global change questions
The work of 153 ecological researchers from 40 countries, including Kent State University Assistant Professor Dave Costello, Ph.D., from the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, has revealed new findings on the effect of climatic factors on river-based ecosystems. (2019-01-11)
Circadian clock discovery could help boost water efficiency in food plants
A discovery by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists in Dallas provides new insights about the biological or circadian clock, how it regulates high water-use efficiency in some plants, and how others, including food plants, might be improved for the same efficiency. (2017-11-07)
Cherenkov Effect improves radiation therapy for patients with cancer
The characteristic blue glow from a nuclear reactor is present in radiation therapy, too. (2015-02-25)
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