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Mosquitos que no contagien la malaria | La Flecha (Spain)

Por primera vez, un equipo de entomólogos de la Universidad de Arizona ha logrado alterar genéticamente a unos mosquitos de manera que sean completamente inútiles como vector del paludismo. Los investigadores esperan reemplazar algún día a los mosquitos silvestres por una población surgida de ejemplares manipulados y criados en el laboratorio, que ya no pueda actuar como vector, es decir, que sea incapaz de transmitir el parásito que causa la malaria, un organismo unicelular llamado Plasmodium.

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Expand “Eat 4-Health” Partnership; Use “Pedal Power” to Help Youth Tackle Obesity and Encourage Healthy Lifestyles | Palo-Negro Blog

UnitedHealthcare and Arizona 4-H are expanding a successful partnership called Eat4-Health that helps tackle obesity by promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles among youth and families.

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Now is the time to join 4-H | The Journal (Martinsburg, WV)

The year 4-H began in Berkeley County 1914; Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States. For 100- year’s 4-H has been a part of Berkeley County.
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Evolutionary biology: It's not just for textbooks anymore | Bright Surf

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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GV Gardeners: Autumn brings new beginnings to garden | Green Valley (AZ) News and Sun

GV Gardeners: Autumn brings new beginnings to garden | Green Valley (AZ) News and Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the desert, October is the perfect month of the year for planting. Seasonal weather gives new plants an opportunity to develop strong roots to support vigorous spring growth. Generally speaking, this is not the time for extensive pruning or fertilizing, but the recommended period for planting.
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To tackle diverse global problems, look to evolutionary biology | Davis Enterprise

Evolutionary biology techniques can and must be used to help solve global challenges in agriculture, medicine and environmental sciences, advises a nine-member global team led by an evolutionary ec...
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Hand quicker than sneeze in spreading disease | Calgary (CA) Herald

Hand quicker than sneeze in spreading disease | Calgary (CA) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 to 60 per cent of surfaces and people in a building in just a few hours, according to a new study.
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A single doorknob can contaminate up to 60 percent of people in a building in 4 hours | Philly (PA) News

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

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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New approach to solve global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss | News Medical

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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When it comes to spreading germs, the hand is quicker than the sneeze | Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)

Researchers put a tracer virus on one or two surfaces in a building (for example, a doorknob or push plate) at the beginning of the day. And after two to four hours, the virus could be detected on a majority of commonly touched surfaces such as light switches, coffee pot handles, phones and computers.

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California just banned free plastic bags. Hold the rejoicing. | Mother Jones

California just banned free plastic bags. Hold the rejoicing. | Mother Jones | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Last month, California became the first state to pass a bill banning the ubiquitous disposable plastic bag. If signed into law, the measure will prohibit grocery and retail stores from providing single-use plastic bags and require them to charge at least 10 cents for paper bags, compostable bags, and reusable plastic bags. The bill, introduced by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Los Angeles), will also provide funding for California-based plastic bag companies to develop sturdier, reusable options.

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Live Bugs Tell of a Bug's Life at Insect Festival | Yuma News Now

Ask any entomologist, and you might be told that bugs rule the world. Each year in September, they certainly rule the show during the Arizona Insect Festival. Now in its fourth year, the event has the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center crawling with an estimated 5,000 people, wanting to learn about insects, interact with them and marvel at their incredible diversity.

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Arthropods at Student Union for Arizona Insect Festival | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Arthropods at Student Union for Arizona Insect Festival | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tarantulas and cockroaches and beetles — oh, my! This is not the start to a new version of “The Wizard of Oz,” but, rather, just some of the arthropods that were present Sunday at the fourth annual Arizona Insect Festival.
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Expand “Eat 4-Health” Partnership; Use “Pedal Power” to Help Youth Tackle Obesity and Encourage Healthy Lifestyles | UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealthcare and Arizona 4-H are expanding a successful partnership called Eat4-Health that helps tackle obesity by promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles among youth and families.
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Evolutionary biology: It's not just for textbooks anymore | Eurekalert

Evolutionary biology: It's not just for textbooks anymore | Eurekalert | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
UA scientists, including entomology expert Bruce Tabashnik, are on the leading edge of an approach to tackle global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss.
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How Fast Can a Virus Spread? Faster Than You Think | MSN Healthy Living

How Fast Can a Virus Spread? Faster Than You Think | MSN Healthy Living | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Researchers sampled a range of surfaces including light switches, bed rails, countertops, sink tap handles, and push buttons. They found that between 40 and 60 percent of the surfaces were contaminated within two to four hours.



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About Health: You Will Not Believe How Quickly a Virus Can Spread in Your Office | About Health Info (Blog)

About Health: You Will Not Believe How Quickly a Virus Can Spread in Your Office | About Health Info (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Well this news will make you want to quarantine yourself inside your cubicle: Viruses can spread through buildings in just a few short hours, according to a new study presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Raise your hand if you have the sudden urge to take a hot shower!

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Viruses can spread through buildings in just hours, study finds | Health Research Report

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014 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, an...
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You Will Not Believe How Quickly a Virus Can Spread in Your Office | Health News

You Will Not Believe How Quickly a Virus Can Spread in Your Office | Health News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Here’s how to protect yourself. Well this news will make you want to quarantine yourself inside your cubicle: Viruses can spread through buildings in just a few short hours, according to a new study presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Raise your hand if you have the sudden urge to take a hot shower! Researchers from the University of Arizona wanted to trace how quickly contamination of norovirus (most commonly known as the stomach flu) spread across buildings like offices, schools, and hotels. 

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What Can Evolutionary Biology Learn From Creationists? | Humanity Plus Magazine

What Can Evolutionary Biology Learn From Creationists? | Humanity Plus Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

You might expect a professional evolutionary biologist like myself to claim that my discipline has nothing to learn from creationists.

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Evolutionary biology: It's not just for textbooks | Bio-Medicine

The study finds an urgent need for better implementation of evolutionary approaches for example, to combat the problem of escalating resistance to antibiotics and pesticides. Furthermore, current efforts are found insufficient to reduce the accumulating costs from chronic disease and biodiversity loss, two crises ultimately caused by exposure to food and environments to which people and threatened wildlife are poorly adapted.

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The Archaeology News Network: Evolutionary tools improve prospects for sustainable development | Archaeology News Network

The Archaeology News Network: Evolutionary tools improve prospects for sustainable development | Archaeology News Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have reviewed progress in addressing a broad set of challenges in agriculture, medicine and environmental management using evolutionary approaches, approaches that consider species’ evolutionary histories and the likelihood of rapid evolutionary adaptation to human activities.
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Evolutionary biology key to tackling diverse global problems | Imperial Valley Press (El Centro CA)

Evolutionary biology techniques can and must be used to help solve global challenges in agriculture, medicine and environmental sciences, advises a nine-member global team led by an evolutionary ecologist from University of California, Davis.



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Germs at the Office Are Often Found on Keyboards and at Coffee Stations | Wall Street Journal

Germs at the Office Are Often Found on Keyboards and at Coffee Stations | Wall Street Journal | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Virus Went From Front Door to Half the Office in Four Hours, Study Finds
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It's easier than ever to go organic this fall | Arizona Daily Star

It's easier than ever to go organic this fall | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Organic plant sales you won't want to miss in the coming weeks.
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