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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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'Machine gun' beetle fires streams of searing hot spray from its back | Daily Mail (UK)

'Machine gun' beetle fires streams of searing hot spray from its back | Daily Mail (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The beetle's behaviour (pictured) has been caught on camera by Wendy Moore and her colleagues at the University of Arizona.
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X-Rays Reveal Secrets of Bombardier Beetle's Machine-Gun Bum | NBC News

X-Rays Reveal Secrets of Bombardier Beetle's Machine-Gun Bum | NBC News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered how bombardier beetles manage to fire rapid bursts of a searing hot chemical mix at its enemies.
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A Shudder Through the Earth: Learning From Nepal | NZ Health Tech (Blog)

A Shudder Through the Earth: Learning From Nepal | NZ Health Tech (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
 Seismologists at the UA are part of a global community of scientists and experts working to better understand earthquakes and help communities to be prepared
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Meet the Beetle That Packs a Machine Gun | Science Newsline

Meet the Beetle That Packs a Machine Gun | Science Newsline | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you thought that a beetle with a machine gun built into its rear end was something that only exists in sci-fi movies, you should talk to Wendy Moore at the University of Arizona.
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Anivax Licenses UA-Developed Poultry Vaccine | UANews

Anivax Licenses UA-Developed Poultry Vaccine | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

 | Anivax and the University of Arizona have announced an agreement to license several technologies developed in a broad-based collaborative effort between the UA and Arizona State University. The license is for a revolutionary Campylobacter food safety vaccine designed to be administered to poultry to reduce colonization by the bacteria and ultimately lower the incidence of human disease and associated conditions.

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Tucson’s rain-catching revolution | High Country News

Tucson’s rain-catching revolution | High Country News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the Sonoran Desert, rainwater harvesting is finally going mainstream.
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Arizona could see an intense wildfire season this year | Arizona Republic

Arizona could see an intense wildfire season this year | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A pattern of weak storm systems that bring cooler temperatures and moisture could just be postponing the start of wildfire season.
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Awards for Excellence to Honor Exceptional Employees | UA@Work

Awards for Excellence to Honor Exceptional Employees | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Several dedicated UA employees will be honored tomorrow at the 27th annual Awards for Excellence ceremony.
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Mosquitoes threaten Arizona with new diseases | Arizona Sonora News Service

Mosquitoes threaten Arizona with new diseases | Arizona Sonora News Service | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Mosquitoes could carry new troubles to Arizona. Dengue Fever and a second disease, Chikungunya, have started to crop up in areas surrounding Arizona, putting researchers on high alert about the looming threat the diseases could pose to the state.



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New training to reduce pesticides in schools | Arizona Sonora News Service

New training to reduce pesticides in schools | Arizona Sonora News Service | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Some are vacuumed. Some are swept. Others are crushed, baited or trapped. The rest are kept out with caulk, window screens, door sweeps or, as a last resort, sprayed with chemicals.



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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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Bombardier Beetle Might Be Small But It Carries A 'Machine Gun' Of Hot Chemical Mix | Tech Times

Bombardier Beetle Might Be Small But It Carries A 'Machine Gun' Of Hot Chemical Mix | Tech Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study investigates how the diminutive bombardier beetle protects itself against potential predators using its machine gun-like chemical release.
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This beetle’s butt is basically a machine gun | Washington (DC) Post

This beetle’s butt is basically a machine gun | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When threatened, the beetle mixes up chemicals in an internal chamber, then fires the reaction off as a near-boiling, high-speed spray from its rear end.
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Bug bang theory: Beetle could help understand blasts | Arizona Daily Star

Bug bang theory: Beetle could help understand blasts | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The ones used in experiment were collected in Madera Canyon, south of Tucson.
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Beetle’s Explosive Spray Mechanism Revealed By X-Ray Imaging | Chemical & Engineering News

Beetle’s Explosive Spray Mechanism Revealed By X-Ray Imaging | Chemical & Engineering News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

To fend off predators, bombardier beetles spray a hot, irritating liquid from a gland that behaves like a microscopic chemical reactor. Researchers have now used synchrotron X-ray imaging to reveal details about how the beetles control their built-in weapon (Science 2015, DOI: 10.1126/science/1261166).

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How a beetle packs a machine gun into its rear end | Business Standard

Scientists have discovered how the bombardier beetle packs a machine gun into its rear end to fire rapid bursts of a searing hot chemical mix at predators.
When threatened, bombardier beetles combine chemicals in an explosive chemical reaction
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Anivax Licenses UA-developed Poultry Vaccine | Tech Launch Arizona

Anivax Licenses UA-developed Poultry Vaccine | Tech Launch Arizona | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Anivax and the University of Arizona have announced an agreement to license several technologies developed in a broad-based collaborative effort between the UA and Arizona State University.

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Company finds intersection of research, commerce, environmental benefits

Company finds intersection of research, commerce, environmental benefits | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Raina Maier, a professor of environmental microbiology at the University of Arizona, is making biodegradable surfactants — as part of a lifelong distaste for trash.


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What about Earth’s Microbiome? | Scientific American

What about Earth’s Microbiome? | Scientific American | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The latest temperature readings from Antarctica are giving the world pause, along with the finding that 70 percent of the western Antarctic ice shelf has melted. ...
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How to Beat 6 Everyday Infection Spreaders | MSN Health & Fitness

How to Beat 6 Everyday Infection Spreaders | MSN Health & Fitness | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
We have some high-priority pathogens we'd like you to meet—and, with our help, defeat.
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Los mosquitos amenazan a Arizona con nuevas enfermedades | Arizona Sonora News Service

Los mosquitos amenazan a Arizona con nuevas enfermedades | Arizona Sonora News Service | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Los mosquitos podrían portar nuevos problemas a Arizona. La fiebre del Dengue y otra enfermedad, Chikunguany, empezaron a surgir en áreas alrededor de Arizona poniendo a investigadores en máxima alerta sobre la inminente amenaza que la enfermedad podría traer al estado.



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