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Scientists find new way to assess where cotton-killing pests develop
In a finding that could have broad implications for farmers' ability to stop pests from decimating cotton crops, scientists from North Carolina State University and agricultural research stations in the Cotton Belt have developed a new technique to determine where the larvae of certain agricultural pests develop. (2002-12-03)
Swaddling may help sleeping babies remain on their backs
Infants sleep with fewer awakenings when swaddled, and swaddling may help sleeping infants remain on their backs, say researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2002-12-02)
Molecular biology and biological control team up to thwart pests and weeds
Hoping to tag-team invading insect and plant species with the oldest and newest in scientific approaches, researchers from 22 nations will gather Oct. (2002-10-14)
Dartmouth researcher Michael B. Sporn, M.D. honored for pioneering work in cancer prevention
Michael B. Sporn, M.D., the pioneering Dartmouth cancer researcher who championed the idea of stopping cancer before it starts, has been selected by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Cancer Research Foundation of America (CRFA) to receive the inaugural award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research. (2002-10-02)
NSF awards $75.6M for plant genome research
The National Science Foundation today awarded a total of $75.6 million to support 23 collaborative research projects in plant genomics. (2002-09-30)
Loblolly pine open for genetic engineering, research shows
The nation's most important commercial pine tree - the loblolly - has been successfully genetically engineered, researchers at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station report in the journal Molecular Breeding. (2002-09-05)
Clover strip-cropping in cotton provides critical habitat for threatened songbirds
Cotton farming is on the rise across the South, and that spells trouble for rural songbirds. (2002-06-26)
Dartmouth hosts International Ewing's Sarcoma Symposium
From April 21-23, Dartmouth will host cancer specialists from around the world to discuss the second most common type of bone cancer, Ewing's sarcoma. (2002-04-17)
Cancer killing gene found by Dartmouth researchers
Dartmouth Medical School cancer researchers have identified a gene that triggers the death of leukemia cells, opening a novel target for anti-cancer drugs. (2002-03-18)
Poorer farmers benefit most from organic practices
Farmers in developing countries are reaping the benefits of adopting 'green' agricultural practices far more than their western counterparts, suggests a report published by Cardiff University, Greenpeace and the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements. (2002-02-14)
'Cotton candy' fiber barrier protects crops from pests
A Cornell University entomologist uses a 'cotton candy' web of fibers to protect crops as maggots and worms develop resistance to pesticides. (2002-02-13)
Study shows how plant cells spin cotton
Researchers identify a key step in plant cells making cellulose. (2002-01-03)
Dartmouth researchers link movies to teen smoking
Smoking in movies has been linked to adolescents trying their first cigarette, according to a new study by a team from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School. (2001-12-13)
Climate change could boost cotton yields
A new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research has found that cotton yields are likely to increase in the southeastern United States if carbon dioxide levels continue to rise as projected this century and if farmers adapt their agricultural practices to the resulting climate change. (2001-12-12)
Cotton doesn't shrink from climate change
A new NASA-funded study finds that cotton yields are likely to increase in the Southeastern United States if carbon dioxide levels continue to rise as projected this century, and if farmers can adapt their agricultural practices to the resulting climate change. (2001-12-10)
Book documents dramatic recent changes in southeast's ancient soils
A new book coauthored by Duke University's Daniel Richter documents the extraordinary history of soils of the southeastern United States, where fields of a former vast cotton belt are now covered by rapidly growing pines. (2001-09-25)
Fight between GMOS and the bugs they repel may not be over
Mark Whalon, a Michigan State University entomology professor, says that farmers and those marketing genetically modified seeds shouldn't become complacent because so far there has been no documented evidence that insects have developed resistance to crops engineered to repel them. (2001-08-29)
Leading experts address safety and economics of biotech crops
A three-day symposium, August 27-29, will explore the safety and economics of biotech crops at the national meeting of the American Chemistry Society in Chicago. (2001-08-27)
Integrated pest management promises crop yields with fewer chemicals, but will it prove effective in the long run
It used to be that most growers relied on chemicals to deal with pests that plagued their crops. (2001-08-15)
Clemson-led team makes breakthrough in controlling Bt resistance in pests
Science, America's most respected research journal, today (Aug. 3) reports the breakthrough findings of a scientific team led by a Clemson University researcher. (2001-08-03)
Scientists find genetic basis of insect's resistance to engineered crops
Some experts fear that increased use of bioengineered crops with built-in insecticides could backfire and actually spur the development of genetically resistant pests. (2001-08-02)
Louisiana researcher and Washington, Pennsylvania, North Carolina companies win Presidential awards for environmentally-conscious business innovation
A Louisiana researcher and companies in Washington, Pennsylvania and North Carolina were honored with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award for using creative chemistry to improve the environment. (2001-06-25)
Virginia Tech cultural historian receives fellowship to conduct research in India
Peter Schmitthenner will spend a year in India to research technological history and study oral history. (2001-06-19)
Texas chemist wins national award for materials research
Chemist F. Albert Cotton of Bryan, Texas, will be honored April 3 by the world's largest scientific society for achievements in making new materials and understanding their structures and properties. (2001-03-25)
Cotton clothes carry fungal spores into hospitals
Potentially deadly fungal spores hitchhike on clothes into hospitals, easily infecting immunosuppressed hospital patients, and cotton clothing with its surface topography is a worse culprit than fibers with smoother surfaces, according to a study at Cornell University (2001-02-04)
Atrophic vaginitis -- a common and treatable condition for women past menopause
About 40 percent of women past menopause have atrophic vaginitis, an inflammation of or an irritation of the vaginal tissues and a decrease in lubrication. (2001-01-04)
Disposable nappies may explain the increase in male infertility
The use of disposable nappies may explain the increase in male infertility over the past 25 years. (2000-09-24)
Soybean pest native to China detected in U.S. for first time
A new soybean pest previously unreported in the U.S. has appeared in fields scattered across Wisconsin during the past month. (2000-08-14)
Tailoring new cotton genes for industry
Australia once 'rode on the sheep's back,' but its export of wool has declined in the face of synthetic fabrics, which have also had their impact on other natural fibres such as cotton. (2000-07-12)
Bugs thrive in unlikely places in hospitals
Common fabrics used for clothes and curtains in hospitals could act as reservoirs for deadly bacteria, including (2000-02-22)
Ice Age clothing said to be more advanced than previously thought
Archaeologists have discovered what the well-dressed Ice Age woman wore on ritual occasions. (2000-02-01)
Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Winter issue of TechNotes -- the quarterly news tipsheet from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. (2000-01-18)
Why are the elderly so easily fooled by con artists?
Why do con artists find it so easy to trick the elderly? (1999-11-02)
National Chemistry Week helps families discover polymers, November 7-13
If you picked up a cell phone, put on cotton fabric or Teflon sports gear, changed a disposable diaper or just had lunch today, you've been putting polymers to use - and during this year's National Chemistry Week, November 7-13, families across the U.S. will have a chance to learn more about these everyday results of chemistry. (1999-10-28)
Gene promoter for worldwide market
CSIRO researchers have found a new suite of genetic 'promoters' that could be the key to improving the field performance of crops (1999-09-28)
Cotton fabrics damaged by high dryer temperatures
High temperature settings on clothes dryers can damage cotton fabrics, according to a study by USDA researchers. (1999-08-25)
Clothes that kill: New cotton additive kills odor-causing and pathogenic bacteria and viruses within minutes
A simple, inexpensive way of treating cotton textiles with a long-lasting antimicrobial compound -- which rapidly kills pathogenic and odor-causing bacteria, plus a variety of viruses -- was described here today at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (1999-08-23)
Chemistry of alcoholism, vitamin C and stress addiction antibodies, futurefoods, preventing brain cell death, children's environmental health risks
NOTE TO REPORTERS, EDITORS AND PRODUCERS: The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, will hold its fall national meeting in New Orleans from August 22-26, 1999. (1999-08-22)
Farming's genetic revolution has yet to materialise
New figures reveal that genetically engineered crops may not be bringing about the revolution in agricuture expected. (1999-07-07)
New natural insecticide offers environmentally-friendly choice to combat increased pest resistance
Dow AgroSciences, LLC of Indianapolis, Ind., received the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award today for its development of Spinosad, a selective, natural, low-risk insecticide (registered by the EPA as a reduced risk pesticide). (1999-06-28)
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