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Water solutions without a grain of salt
Monash University researchers have developed technology that can deliver clean water to thousands of communities worldwide. (2019-07-23)
Upcycling process brings new life to old jeans
A growing population, rising standards of living and quickly changing fashions send mountains of clothing waste to the world's landfills each year. (2019-06-19)
Glyphosate in tampons? No indication of residues of any health significance
Just like other feminine hygiene products, tampons consist mainly of cotton. (2019-06-04)
Studies find no yield benefit to higher plant populations
Curtis Adams and his colleagues at Texas A&M AgriLife Research reviewed plant population studies published in 2000 or later. (2019-05-21)
Novel scale correlates children's snacking behaviors with external food cues
Preliminary evidence from a new national Dartmouth study suggests that external food cue responsiveness is measurable by parental report in preschool-age children. (2019-05-14)
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)
'Exotic' genes may improve cotton yield and quality
Improving cotton quality can have ramifications for $12B US cotton trade industry. (2019-05-01)
Microbial contaminants found in popular e-cigarettes
Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the US were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. (2019-04-24)
Everyday enzymes, now grown in plants
Whether we know it or not, enzymes play a role in a range of everyday products, from orange juice to denim jeans. (2019-04-09)
Adolescents are more likely than adults to use fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes
As the FDA looks for more information on e-cigarettes and e-juice flavors, a new Dartmouth study shows that adolescents and young adults cite appealing flavors as a main reason for using e-cigarettes, that they are more likely to turn to fruit- and candy-flavored cigarettes than adult smokers trying to quit who more commonly prefer tobacco flavors, and that the younger population are likely to use multiple e-cigarette flavors at the same time. (2019-03-12)
A new machine learning model can classify lung cancer slides at the pathologist level
Dartmouth researchers have developed a deep neural network to classify lung cancer subtypes on histopathology slides and found that it performed on par with three practicing pathologists. (2019-03-04)
Faced with choice overload, Indian farmers say, 'I'll have what he's having'
After the Indian government liberalized its economy, shops stocking a previously controlled market of public agricultural goods were suddenly flooded with new private brands. (2019-02-25)
Tiny fibers create unseen plastic pollution
While the polyester leisure suit was a 1970s mistake, polyester and other synthetic fibers like nylon are still around and are a major contributor to the microplastics load in the environment, according to a Penn State materials scientist, who suggests switching to biosynthetic fibers to solve this problem. (2019-02-16)
New machine learning method could spare some women from unnecessary breast surgery
Dartmouth researchers have developed and evaluated a machine learning approach of using patient core needle biopsy data to identify the risk that atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) breast lesions may upgrade to cancer. (2019-02-12)
Research shows hidden fire risk of emollients
New research carried out by forensic scientists at Anglia Ruskin University has shown that commonly-used emollients can pose a significant fire risk once they have dried on fabric such as clothing and bedding. (2019-02-04)
UMass Amherst materials chemists tap body heat to power 'smart garments'
Many wearable biosensors, data transmitters and similar tech advances for personalized health monitoring have now been 'creatively miniaturized,' says materials chemist Trisha Andrew at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but they require a lot of energy, and power sources can be bulky and heavy. (2019-01-22)
Study: 'Post-normal' science requires unorthodox communication strategies
'Our aim,' the authors write, 'is therefore to use our collective experiences and knowledge to highlight how the current debate about gene drives could benefit from lessons learned from other contexts and sound communication approaches involving multiple actors.' (2019-01-14)
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)
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)
Prescribed burning not as damaging as previously thought
New research by the University of Liverpool has found that prescribed burning, a controversial technique where fires are intentionally used to manage vegetation, is not as damaging to peat growth as previously thought if carried out on a sensible rotation, and can produce several positive outcomes. (2018-12-03)
New method automatically computes realistic movement with friction from 3D design
Researchers from Inria, the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics, have developed a novel algorithm that computes the shape of the surface at rest, that is, without any external force, and when this shape is deformed under gravity, contact and friction, it precisely matches the shape the user has designed. (2018-11-28)
Powerful new map depicts environmental degradation across Earth
University of Cincinnati geography professor Tomasz Stepinski created a new world map showing dramatic changes in land use over the last quarter century. (2018-11-19)
Recent study documents damage to rice crops by three fall-applied residual herbicides
Fall-applied residual herbicides are a commonly used control for glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass -- one of the most troublesome weeds in Mid-South row crops. (2018-11-15)
Cotton-based hybrid biofuel cell could power implantable medical devices
A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and sensors. (2018-11-15)
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)
Genetic search reveals key to resistance in global cotton pest
Researchers have pinpointed a dominant genetic mutation that makes cotton bollworms, one of the world's most destructive crop pests, resistant to genetically engineered cotton. (2018-10-29)
Researchers confirm glyphosate resistance in junglerice
There has been a lot of publicity in recent years about growers battling glyphosate-resistant pigweed in soybean and cotton crops. (2018-09-18)
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 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)
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)
Less water, same Texas cotton
In Texas, the Southern High Plains uses water from an aquifer to water cotton fields. (2018-05-16)
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)
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)
Tennessee scientist works to increase crops' water saving potential
Studies at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture are identifying plant physiological traits that could minimize the effect of drought in row crops. (2018-04-18)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Guidelines needed for use of therapy animals in mental health treatment
Therapy animals are used in the treatment of both mental and physical health issues, however this important form of therapy is not regulated, which leaves it open to misuse and misunderstanding by those who deliver it and the wider community. (2018-03-07)
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