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10 Worst Germ Hot Spots | Prevention

10 Worst Germ Hot Spots | Prevention | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Germs (the catchall name for bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms) are everywhere—at home, in the office, even in your car. Luckily, about 99% of them can't harm us. But the other 1% can be annoying, uncomfortable, or downright scary: Most of these pathogens are either viral or bacterial and can cause everything from a common cold to a potentially life-threatening infection.

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10 Germ Magnets that Need Spring Cleaning | Yahoo! Shine

Ten items that belong on your spring-cleaning list, including the dishwasher and cell phone, harbor nasty germs.
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WCR resistance confirmed in three more Illinois counties | Ag Professional

With the addition of three more counties, a total of five Illinois counties have now reported confirmed cases of field-evolved resistance to Bt corn (Cry3Bb1 protein) by western corn rootworm, and a University of Illinois entomologist said now is the time to move forward aggressively with integrated pest management (IPM) strategies.
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Brewer Signs $9.2B Budget for Coming Year | Arizona Public Media

Brewer Signs $9.2B Budget for Coming Year | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Plan includes $59 million more for new child safety agency, more educational funding; gov. line-item vetoes $4M.
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Employee Q&A: Tanya Quist, Director of the Campus Arboretum | UA@Work

Employee Q&A: Tanya Quist, Director of the Campus Arboretum | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tanya Quist, director of the UA Campus Arboretum, says truly healthy landscapes require more than just a green thumb.
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Proposed veterinary school gets no funding | Arizona Daily Wildcat

PHOENIX — Sen. Steve Pierce (R-District 1) stood up on the Senate floor last week and attempted to get $4.2 million for the UA to start a veterinary program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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Arizona budget: We deserve better | Arizona Republic

Lawmakers were supposed to make child welfare a priority in the 2015 state budget. But it looks more like an afterthought.

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Lyme Disease While Breastfeeding: Twice the Tick-borne Terror | Yahoo! Voices

Living in an area where Lyme disease is common, I'd heard a lot about it. Despite all the chatter, I never worried until I was diagnosed. Then I panicked. But I wasn't scared for myself; I was terrified I'd pass the disease to the infant I was breastfeeding.

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Seen At 11: How Effective Are Gadget Cleaning Products? | CBS New York

Seen At 11: How Effective Are Gadget Cleaning Products? | CBS New York | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There are a lot of products that claim to do a thorough cleaning, CBS 2's Maurice DuBois reported. But do they really work?
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How to Start Urban Beekeeping - The Importance of Honey Bees | Money Crashers

How to Start Urban Beekeeping - The Importance of Honey Bees | Money Crashers | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Interested in becoming a beekeeper? Honey is only one benefit provided by bees - learn more about their importance and how you can get started beekeeping.
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Jeong-Yeol Yoon Elected President of the Institute of Biological Engineering | Arizona Engineer

Jeong-Yeol Yoon Elected President of the Institute of Biological Engineering | Arizona Engineer | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Associate professor Jeong-Yeol Yoon holds so many appointments across the UA campus that people often ask him which college he is with and where they can find him. (If they can find him, he jokes.)

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UA’s EarthWeek 2014 Kicks off Tuesday With Student Research | UANews

UA’s EarthWeek 2014 Kicks off Tuesday With Student Research | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona will welcome Marcia McNutt, editor-in-chief of the journal Science on April 11 as part of the UA’s EarthWeek 2014.

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Bt-Resistant Western Corn Rootworm Confirmed In Five Illinois Counties | No-Till Farmer (Brookfield, WI)

Recently, Bruce Tabashnik of the University of Arizona's Department of Entomology and his co-authors published a paper in the Journal of Economic Entomology that provides definitions to 50 “key terms” regarding the evolution of resistance to Bt crops and pesticides.

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Arizona wildfires: How bad will they be? | Arizona Republic

Into the Mind: Don Falk, a University of Arizona professor of forest ecology, looks at the prospects for a dangerous fire season.
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How Dads Influence Teens' Happiness | Daily News (New York, NY)

How Dads Influence Teens' Happiness | Daily News (New York, NY) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Adapted from Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent We&rsquove Overlooked, by Paul Raeburn, by arrangement with Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Copyright © 2014 by Paul Raeburn. All rights reserved. In 2011...
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Global Retailing Conference: Tech innovation keeps excitement high | Arizona Daily Star

Global Retailing Conference: Tech innovation keeps excitement high | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
New technology, the human touch and doing what you love are what professionals say will make the future of retail “awesome.”
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Strawberry Sunrise in Arizona -- Kubota Labs, U of AZ CEAC | SciTechReports

50 years ago, deep red and delicious strawberries grew abundantly in Arizona's warm and fertile irrigated fields, from the Salt River farms on south to the s...
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Awards and Accolades | UA@Work

Awards and Accolades | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Congratulations to these recently honored University organizations and employees.
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New UA Brand to Debut Next Week With New Ads, Website and More | UA@Work

New UA Brand to Debut Next Week With New Ads, Website and More | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In just a few days, the UA will launch a new brand - complete with fresh advertising, a dynamic University homepage and updated design elements.
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8 Things You Thought Were Dirty But Aren't Really | Woman's Day Magazine

“There’s more E. coli in the average sink than in the toilet after you flush it,” says microbiologist Charles Gerba (a.k.a. Dr. Germ), a professor in the University of Arizona’s department of soil, water, and environmental science. The seat is especially clean. 

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Climate change may make food less nutritious | Futurity

Climate change may make food less nutritious | Futurity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide would compromise the quality of our food, according to a field study with wheat.
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Review Confirms Human Health Safety of Somatotropin for Dairy Cows | The Dairy Site

US - After reviewing the literature and after 20 years of its widespread use in dairy cows in the US, scientists have concluded that recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) has no adverse effects on human health.
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Conference addresses water conservation efforts | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Conference addresses water conservation efforts | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The UA Water Resources Research Center held its annual conference titled “Closing the Gap Between Water Supply and Demand” on Tuesday.
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Grad students to host EarthWeek | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Grad students to host EarthWeek | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Guests will get the chance to learn about tree rings, Big Foot and more during four days of graduate student-hosted events this week.

EarthWeek, which is being held on campus this week, is being hosted by the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences for the fifth year in a row.

The events, organized entirely by graduate students, feature oral presentations, poster sessions and a keynote speaker.
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Termites | Desert USA

Termites | Desert USA | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In hot and humid New Orleans, for an extreme example, Formosan termites – probably introduced unwittingly by a military transport vessel returning from Asia after World War II – have made it their mission to devour the entire city, especially the historic French Quarter. As furtive as jewel thieves, they build secretive 300-foot long tunnels to reach historic buildings, which – by the millions – they consume with gleeful and patient precision. The Formosan termites, probably unlike any other creature in all of New Orleans, took delight in Hurricane Katrina; they have used storm debris as vehicles for expanding their battlefront in their relentless campaign. (So far, only isolated colonies of Formosan termites have been found in the Southwest.)

 
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New York Racing Association takes a long shot on the horses | Wall Street Journal

New York Racing Association takes a long shot on the horses | Wall Street Journal | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A facelift at Aqueduct is part of $8.5 million in upgrades recently announced by the track's operating body, the New York Racing Association, to be spread across its three properties.
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