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Farmers grow future generation with scholarship fund | Yuma Sun

Farmers grow future generation with scholarship fund | Yuma Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Yuma-area farmers not only are growing crops to feed and clothe the nation, they also are doing what they can to grow future generations to carry on the local agriculture industry.

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Faculty Fellows Honored for Enhancing the Student Experience | UA@Work

Faculty Fellows Honored for Enhancing the Student Experience | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The UA Faculty Fellows program helps students network more effectively with their instructors.
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Soybeans Bred With Lower Allergen Content | The Crop Site

Soybeans Bred With Lower Allergen Content | The Crop Site | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
US - A new type of soybean with low allergen content and better nutritional properties has been conventionally bred by scientists from the Universities of Arizona and Illinois.
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Arizona Gardeners | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Arizona Gardeners | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Every once in a while something strange will show up in a tree or shrub that leads one to ask the question, “Is this a disease?” 
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Water conference to have Arizona tribes’ perspective | Parker (AZ) Pioneer

“Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainable Water Practices” is the focus at the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, June 9 and 10, conference. The meetings will be held at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, in Chandler, Ariz.
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Another Miracle on 34th Street | Delta Sky Magazine

Another Miracle on 34th Street | Delta Sky Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Fashion designers love Macy's. Wall Street loves Macy's. Shoppers love Macy's and America loves Macy's (just turn on your TV this Thanksgiving). At the helm of the retail giant is CEO Terry Lundgren, working every day to stay a step ahead.
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Researchers shine light on origin of bioluminescence | Phys.org

Researchers shine light on origin of bioluminescence | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the mountains of Virginia, millipedes have bright yellow and black colors to warn enemies that they are toxic and not worth eating. Their cousins in California convey this warning in a very different way—by glowing in the dark.
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Kitchen Disinfectant Wipe Usage Reduces Risk Of Food Poisoning By 99 Percent | Science 2.0

Consumers can reduce the risk of Campylobacter food poisoning by up to 99.2% by using disinfectant wipes in the kitchen after preparing poultry, according to a new study...

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Use wipes in the kitchen to reduce risk of food poisoning by 99% | Science Blog

Use wipes in the kitchen to reduce risk of food poisoning by 99% | Science Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Consumers can reduce the risk of Campylobacter food poisoning by up to 99.2% by using disinfectant wipes in the kitchen after preparing poultry. This is …

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How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray | Science Blog

How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray | Science Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
May 1, 2015 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bombardier beetles, which exist on every continent except Antarctica, have a pretty easy life. Virtually no other animals prey on them, because …
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Beetle Bomb | The Scientist Magazine

The coordinated movements of two chambers within the gland of a species of bombardier beetles (Brachinus elongatulus) allow the insects to effortlessly spray rapid pulses of noxious irritants, according to a study published today (May 1) in Science.
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Use wipes in the kitchen to reduce risk of food poisoning by 99 percent | Medical Xpress

Use wipes in the kitchen to reduce risk of food poisoning by 99 percent | Medical Xpress | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Consumers can reduce the risk of Campylobacter food poisoning by up to 99.2% by using disinfectant wipes in the kitchen after preparing poultry. This is according to research published today (Friday 01 May) in the Society for Applied Microbiology's Journal of Applied Microbiology.
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Anivax licenses tech for food safety vaccine in chickens | Phoenix Business Journal

Anivax licenses tech for food safety vaccine in chickens | Phoenix Business Journal | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A Tucson startup has licensed technology from two of Arizona's state universities to create a food safety vaccine used in chickens.
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Amazing Bombardier Beetle Shoots Toxic Bullets from its Butt | China Topix

Amazing Bombardier Beetle Shoots Toxic Bullets from its Butt | China Topix | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study reveals the precise mechanism how the Bombardier beetle shoots a jet of noxious bullets as a defense mechanism.
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It's Not Just Beards — the Whole World Is Covered in Poop | New York (NY) Magazine

A foul and disgusting idea surfaced last week, one of those things you wish you could instantly unlearn: Men’s beards are, it seems, as “dirty as toilets” and crawling with “poop particles,” according to a study by a New Mexico lab, which the Cut reported on yesterday (though the thing has been pretty much debunked at this point).

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Uprooted: The Future of Vertical Farms | Diplomatic Courier

Uprooted: The Future of Vertical Farms | Diplomatic Courier | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Perhaps even more innovative is Columbia Professor Dickson Despommier’s design for a vertical farm. His blueprints reveal a full Manhattan block converted into a 30-story crop powerhouse.
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Scientists have created new variety of low-allergenic soybean | Ag Professional

Scientists have created new variety of low-allergenic soybean | Ag Professional | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A decade-long effort by University of Arizona scientists Monica Schmidt and Eliot Herman and University of Illinois scientist Theodore Hymowitz has yielded a new soybean with significantly reduced levels of three key proteins responsible for both its allergenic and anti-nutritional effects. The work is described in a paper published online in the journal Plant Breeding.
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Low-Allergen Soybean Could Have High Impact | UANews

Low-Allergen Soybean Could Have High Impact | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the United States, nearly 15 million people and 1 in 13 children suffer from food allergy. In Arizona alone, every classroom contains at least two children with a food allergy. Soybeans are one of the eight foods regulated by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, or FALPA. Soybean is a major ingredient in many infant formulas, processed foods and livestock feed used for agriculture. Soybeans contain several allergenic and anti-nutritional proteins that affect soybean use as
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Tucson forms 'food commission' | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson)

Tucson forms 'food commission' | KOLD (TV-Channel 13, Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tucson will vote next week on whether to establish a "food commission" or formally "Commission on Food Security, Heritage and Economy". It will consist of 17 members throughout the community who ha...
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You Can Reduce The Risk Of Food Poisoning With Disinfectant Wipes | Science World Report

You Can Reduce The Risk Of Food Poisoning With Disinfectant Wipes | Science World Report | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
New findings published in the journal of Applied Microbiology show that disinfectant wipes that are typically used in the kitchen (and other areas) can significantly reduce the risk of food poisoning.
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Disinfectant Wipes Significantly Reduces The Risk Of Food Poisoning | University Herald

New research suggests that people who use disinfectant wipes in the kitchen can significantly reduce the risk of food poisoning.
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App aims to help women quit smoking | ABQ (NM) Journal

When it comes to quitting smoking, women may need some extra motivation, researchers say.

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Researchers Discover How Beetle Fires with its Butt | News Every Day

Researchers Discover How Beetle Fires with its Butt | News Every Day | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona researchers studied the beetle's anatomy to learn how it fires hot chemicals in short rapid bursts.
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UA churns out racing industry grads | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson)

UA churns out racing industry grads | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Before Hall of Fame horse trainers Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher applied their trade on great courses known as Churchill Downs and Pimlico, they learned that trade at the University of Arizona, in ...
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Arizona Partnership Opens Door For Food-Borne Illness Vaccine | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Arizona Partnership Opens Door For Food-Borne Illness Vaccine | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A vaccine which may help improve the health of humans worldwide is moving from research to development because of a local partnership.
The University of Arizona and Arizona State University have partnered with Tucson-based biotech company Anivax on the licensing needed to develop a vaccine for a poultry-borne illness.
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Meet the beetle that packs a machine gun | Zee News (India)

Ever heard of a beetle with a gun built into its rear end? Here is one, called the bombardier beetle.
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