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Bitter cold grips West; citrus and lettuce damaged | Tahoe Daily Tribune (S. Lake Tahoe, CA)

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — As an unusual cold spell gripped parts of the West for a fifth day, some California citrus growers reported damage to cr (read more)
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Study: Schizophrenia is 8 diseases | KPLR (TV-St. Louis, MO)

What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests. Scientists...
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Honey, Don’t Forget the Pollinators | Edible Baja Arizona

Honey, Don’t Forget the Pollinators | Edible Baja Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Go to the produce section in any Whole Foods, AJ’s, or Sprouts in the Tucson area, and at least 237 of the 453 fruits and vegetables found there were brought to you by a now-imperiled fleet of flying pollinators. While scientists and farmers in Baja Arizona were among the first in the country to sound the alarm about pollinator declines, they are also leading the way in on-farm pollinator recovery that may ultimately ensure our own food security.


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UA gets funding for new veterinary program | Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA gets funding for new veterinary program | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The UA should expect to see the first incoming class of veterinary medicine students on campus this upcoming fall.
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Viruses spread through an office in just a few hours | Mother Nature Network

Forty to 60 percent of sampled surfaces in an office were covered with a harmless virus in a matter of four hours, with the coffee break room the first to become contaminated.
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Doorknob can spread virus to 60 percent of people in office in 4 hours | Denver (CO) Post

Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 to 60 percent of surfaces and people in a building in just a few hours, according to a new study.
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Study: Hand 'quicker than the sneeze in the spread of disease' | Portland (WA) Press Herald

Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 percent to 60 percent of surfaces and people in a building in just a few hours, new research shows.
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Disinfectant use greatly reduced virus spread in facilities | Infectious Disease News

Infectious Disease | Noroviruses capable of quickly contaminating facilities can be slowed effectively through the use of wipes containing quaternary ammonium compounds, according to data presented at ICAAC 2014.
“Using disinfecting wipes containing quaternary ammonium compounds registered by EPA as effective against viruses, like norovirus and flu, along with hand hygiene, reduced virus spread by 80% to
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Cleaning Can Improve Absenteeism In The Workplace - How To Content For Commercial Cleaning Management and Janitorial Supply Professionals | Clean Link

The common cold can spread through an office like wildfire. First one employee comes in with the sniffles and soon dozens are out sick. The culprits are often viruses that are spread from one hand to the next via frequently touched objects, such as light switches and coffeepots.

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How Quickly Viruses Can Contaminate Buildings | News-Line

Using tracer viruses, researchers found that contamination of just a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities. Within 2 to 4 hours, the virus could be detected on 40 to 60% of workers and visitors in the facilities and commonly touched objects, according to research presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), an infectious disease meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.


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Big-eyed bugs have large appetite for pests | Western Farm Press

Big-eyed bugs have large appetite for pests | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Big-eyed bugs are predator insects whose large eyes provide a wide field of vision and boost the ability to locate prey.
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Viruses can zoom through workplaces in hours | Science News

A virus on an office door handle can spread to more than half the people working there within a few hours.
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Viruses spread quickly in the office. Wash your hands and be safe | Tech Times

Watch what you touch and put in your mouth. Study shows viruses spread quickly in office buildings but maybe not in the way you assumed.
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Enterovirus Likely to Spread Through Schools, Experts Say | Yahoo! News

Enterovirus Likely to Spread Through Schools, Experts Say | Yahoo! News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A rare virus is marching through the Midwest just in time for back-to-school, the time of year when viruses start to spread rapidly between students before infecting the rest of the population.

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When Job Loss Equals Weight Gain | UANews

When Job Loss Equals Weight Gain | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Unexpected job loss is one of the most stressful life events a person can experience, and it affects much more than one's pocketbook. It might also lead to weight gain, research suggests.

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Evolutionary Biology: It's Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | UANews

Evolutionary Biology: It's Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Solving global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss requires evolutionary thinking, argues a new study published online in Science Express that was co-authored by Bruce Tabashnik of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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How Quickly Can Viruses Contaminate Buildings? | Global Biodefense

Using tracer viruses, researchers found that contamination of just a single doorknob results in the wide spread of viruses throughout buildings.
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5 Ways to Bring the Farm to School | Arizona Farm Bureau

In 2010, Congress designated October as National Farm to School Month celebrate those who practice growing their own food and honor the farmers who provide food, fiber, and fuel to the rest of us.  The Farm to School Programs play a crucial role not only in helping children understand where their food comes from, but also as a means to improve child nutrition. Implementing this program is a great opportunity for us to educate children on where their food comes from while also helping to stimulate local economies.



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How Easily Viruses Spread | Food World (Blog)

The Independant  A virus can spread around a whole building within two hours of coming into contact with just one surface, a new study has found. A team at the University of Arizona, Tucson found t...
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Viruses in the Workplace Linger for Hours | News on Wellness

Officials advised that within hours, viruses found on door handles and other surfaces can spread to more than 50% of people in the workplace.
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A single doorknob can contaminate up to 60 percent of people in a building in 4 hours | Washington (DC) Post

Office break rooms, not bathrooms, were the the first to be contaminated, according to the study.
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University of Arizona eyes 2015 opening for veterinary program - VIN News Services

University of Arizona eyes 2015 opening for veterinary program - VIN News Services | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A new veterinary college is on the horizon, set to emerge next fall at the University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson, 100 miles north of the Mexican border.

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A single doorknob can contaminate up to 60 percent of people in a building in 4 hours | Vox Verax (Blog)

Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 to 60 percent of surfaces and people in a building in just a few hours, according to a new study.

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Study: Viruses In Offices Spread Everywhere Within Hours | KXNT (TV-Las Vegas, NV)

According to a new study, viruses can spread through an office within hours.
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Viruses Spread in 40 to 60% of People in Offices in Just Two to Four Hours | Maine News Online

A new research has showed that viruses are well capable of spreading among 40 to 60% of the individuals present in a building in a matter of two to four hours only.

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Viruses Can Spread Through Entire Buildings Within 2 Hours | Headlines & Global News

Viruses Can Spread Through Entire Buildings Within 2 Hours | Headlines & Global News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study has found that a virus can spread throughout a whole building within two hours of coming into contact with only one surface, The Independent reported on Tuesday.
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