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Study finds germs spread to more than half of the office surfaces | Malta Star

Study finds germs spread to more than half of the office surfaces | Malta Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The study, conducted by public health professor Kelly Reynolds and germ expert Charles Gerba, involved having 80 people go about their regular work-day business in an office at the university. Most of the study participants received droplets of water on their hands at the beginning of the day, but one of the participants got droplets of fake viruses, which acted like the cold, flu and stomach flu viruses, that researchers were able to test for in the office environment later on.

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UA Wild Cat Research and Conservation Center raises awareness about threats to wildlife in Tucson | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Although the UA is home of the Wildcats, lack of awareness may be posing a deadly threat to wild cats in Southern Arizona.

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Sick person contaminates office by lunchtime | Toronto Telegraph

A sick person who reports for duty can contaminate more than half of his office's common surfaces with virus or the bugs by lunchtime, says a study.
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UA prof gets grant to study how to halt spread of malaria | Arizona Daily Star

A University of Arizona professor has received a $376,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to research ways to control the spread of malaria in Kenya.
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Herbs are a colorful choice for water-deprived gardens | Times-Standard (Eureka, CA)

Cacti or succulents are the usual go-to plants when xeriscaping, or dry-land gardening, but herbs are an attractive alternative. Many herbs have Mediterranean origins, and can grow well where the soil is sandy and water is scarce.
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In light of recent school shootings, how does the UA deal with campus crisis? | Arizona Daily Wildcat

In light of recent school shootings, how does the UA deal with campus crisis? | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

You’re on your way to class, flipping through dog-eared psychology notes as you cram for your first exam of the semester. How could you have forgotten about the test? You know your professor mentioned it at least three times last week, but here you are, frantically reviewing last week’s notes as you dodge a blur of bikers on your way to class.

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Ag Outlook Forum Student Program Winners Announced | Iowa Ag Connection

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of 30 agricultural university students to attend USDA's 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum. The students--who attend land-grant, Hispanic-serving, and American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources Institutions--have received assistance from USDA and corporate sponsors in order to attend the Forum. The 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum will be held Feb. 21- 22 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va.

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Plants adapt to drought but limits are looming | Seed Daily

Plants adapt to drought but limits are looming | Seed Daily | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, and their partners have determined that water demand by many plant communities can fluctuate in response to water availability, indicating a capacity for resilience even when changing climate patterns produce periodic droughts or floods.

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UA Global Retailing Conference Announces 2013 Presenters | UANews

The UA Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing will host its annual Global Retailing Conference April 11-12. Among the event's speakers will be Macy's CEO and UA alumnus Terry J.
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Work From Home? Scary Warning! | CompuServe

Work From Home? Scary Warning! | CompuServe | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona's "Dr. Germ" has determined that home office surfaces are crawling with millions of bacteria that can potentially cause illness.

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Public Health Studies Suggest Social Well-Being Is at Risk by Use of Refillable Bulk Soap Dispensers | SYS-CON Media

AKRON, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- Three recently published scientific studies report on potential human health risks from refillable bulk soap dispenser contamination that can be avoided. Driven by a commitment to advance social well-being, GOJO Industries is working to change the industry by educating against the use of refillable bulk soap dispensers.

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Texting Could Help Spread the Word on Teen Health | US News and World Report

TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle text messages could help improve teens' eating and exercise habits, a new study suggests.

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West Coast cold temperatures threatening crops expected to moderate | Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer

The freeze gripping the West appeared on the verge of easing Tuesday, but farmers who spent millions to protect crops were still assessing damage, some produce prices climbed, and businesses and residents dealt with burst pipes.
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There's No Escaping Your Sick Coworker's Germs | Huffington Post

There's No Escaping Your Sick Coworker's Germs | Huffington Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you thought you could avoid your sick coworkers' germs by just covering your nose and mouth when they sneeze, we have some bad news to deliver -- you probably won't be able to escape their germs because they get EVERYWHERE.
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Cold snap isn’t over for trees in Phoenix area | Arizona Republic

Cold snap isn’t over for trees in Phoenix area,By spring, most likely will have moved on from that sub-freezing week in January that forced them to dust off their winter coats and hide indoors.
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Sick person contaminates office by lunchtime | Sulekha News (India)

Sick person contaminates office by lunchtime News - London, Feb 3 (IANS) A sick person who reports for duty can contaminate more than half of his office's common surfaces with virus or the bugs by lunchtime, says a study..
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Can't attend CEAC Short Course? It'll be on the web | Greenhouse Canada

Jan. 31, 2013, Tucson, AZ — Web coverage of some lectures will be part of the Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course sponsored by the Controlled Environment Agriculture Centre (CEAC) of the University of Arizona.

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Germs Spread Fast at Work, Study Finds | UANews

When someone comes to work sick, about half of the commonly touched surfaces in the office become infected by lunchtime, according to a new UA study.
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Arizona Veg IPM Update: seedcorn maggots, plant disease, lettuce herbicides and wheat | Western Farm Press

Arizona Veg IPM Update: seedcorn maggots, plant disease, lettuce herbicides and wheat | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The seedcorn maggot can cause significant stand reductions in spring melons and other large-seeded crops due to larvae feeding on germinating seed, roots, and even the stems.
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USDA Studies Confirm Plant Water Demands Shift with Water Availability | KMJ (Radio-Fresno, CA)

USDA Studies Confirm Plant Water Demands Shift with Water Availability | KMJ (Radio-Fresno, CA) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Washington, D.C., (January 28, 2013) – Plants can adapt to extreme shifts in water availability, such as drought and flooding, but their ability to withstand these extreme patterns will be tested by future climate change, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators.

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Lessons from nature | The Cord (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Lessons from nature | The Cord (Wilfrid Laurier University) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
“Adaptation is about leaving, or being forced from your comfort zone,” began...
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Best Way to Learn How to Make Your Garden Really Grow | Phoenix New Times

Best Way to Learn How to Make Your Garden Really Grow | Phoenix  New Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens...
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Western citrus mostly dodges freeze damage | Western Farm Press

Western citrus mostly dodges freeze damage | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Western fresh citrus growers have largely escaped major crop damage from the prolonged, below-freezing cold snap expected to end mid this week in California and Arizona.
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Cold still threatens crops in West but it's easing | Washington (DC) Examiner

Cold still threatens crops in West but it's easing | Washington (DC) Examiner | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The freeze gripping the West appeared on the verge of easing Tuesday, but farmers who spent millions to protect crops were still assessing damage, some produce prices climbed, and businesses and residents dealt with burst pipes.
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Western cold snap bursts Lake Tahoe casino pipes, damages Calif citrus and Ariz lettuce crops | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN)

Western cold snap bursts Lake Tahoe casino pipes, damages Calif citrus and Ariz lettuce crops | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

FRESNO, Calif. - The freeze gripping the West appeared on the verge of easing Tuesday, but farmers who spent millions to protect crops were still assessing damage, some produce prices climbed, and businesses and residents dealt with burst pipes.

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