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Prefer Dry Heat to Arctic Chill? Genetics Might Be the Reason | UANews

Prefer Dry Heat to Arctic Chill? Genetics Might Be the Reason | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

While people in the East and Midwest have been suffering through an intense cold system drifting in from the Arctic, those in the Southwest have been enjoying beautiful, warm weather – and rubbing it in to family and friends in cooler climates by boasting about it on social media.

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Smartphone glass combats bacteria | BBC News

US firm Corning said its Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass contains ionic silver, a substance that has been used to fight germs for more than 100 years.

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New Look Inside Cell Nucleus Could Improve Cancer Diagnostics | UANews

New Look Inside Cell Nucleus Could Improve Cancer Diagnostics | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Researchers have successfully isolated and sequenced the entire messenger RNA – the "genetic photocopies" – contained in the nucleus of a single brain cell.

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Thailand Tim Flegel Thinks Worms Cause EMS | Shrimp News International

Thailand Tim Flegel Thinks Worms Cause EMS | Shrimp News International | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Professor Tim Flegal at Thailand’s National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) thinks shrimp broodstock that have eaten marine worms—polychaetes—carrying the unique strain of Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria in their gut that causes early mortality syndrome may become carriers of the disease! 

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The Virus That Makes a Disposable Syringe | UANews

The Virus That Makes a Disposable Syringe | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A research team led by the University of Arizona and Purdue University has discovered something very unique about a virus that has been studied for decades: It has the ability to grow a temporary tube-shaped structure, enabling it to inject its DNA into the bacteria on which it preys.

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Evolutionary History of a Flowering Succulent to be Decoded | Arizona Public Media

Evolutionary History of a Flowering Succulent to be Decoded | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Genetic analysis becomes affordable for independent botanist and adenium breeder Mark Dimmitt.
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In Harm's Way | Arizona Republic

In Harm's Way | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The Granite Mountain Hotshots were in a perilous position even before the winds shifted that late-June afternoon.

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MDA Awards Second 'Bridge-to-Industry' Grant - The Sacramento Bee | Sacramento (CA) Bee

Program Trains Researchers in Drug Development
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MDA Awards Second 'Bridge-to-Industry' Grant | WTOL (TV-Toledo, OH)

The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced it has awarded a second grant under the auspices of its Bridge-to-Industry (B2I) program. B2I is designed to train promising researchers in translational research by...
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Growing Hydroponic Strawberries in the Desert | Lab Manager

A team of University of Arizona researchers is looking at ways to grow strawberries hydroponically in a greenhouse.
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New study explains ag importance in Yuma| KYMA (TV-Yuma)

"Wonderful climate, lots of sunshine, fairly sophisticated growers," says George Frisvold, Ph.D., University of Arizona professor. Those are just a few of the factors that make Yuma’s agricultural industry as successful as it is.

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New strand of bacteria causing global shrimp shortage, UA research finds | Arizona Daily Wildcat

New strand of bacteria causing global shrimp shortage, UA research finds | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A team of UA researchers recently discovered what has been causing large amounts of shrimp in Asia to die and has led to a global shortage.
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Cave germs | Wired

*This story would have been meaningless without DNA sequencing. All the researchers would have seen was a bunch of damp, dark rocks. *With the DNA, tho
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AZ Illustrated Nature: Monday, January 6, 2014 | Arizona Public Media

A look into Manzo Elementary's ecology program, which has also helped math, science ed; a visit to the UA's agriculture center.
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UA Scientists Help Decipher Origin of Flowers | UANews

UA Scientists Help Decipher Origin of Flowers | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The newly sequenced genome of the Amborella plant addresses Darwin's "abominable mystery" – the question of why flowers suddenly proliferated on Earth millions of years ago.

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Thai shrimp death: scientists still baffled by Southeast Asian disease | Deutsche Welle (Germany)

Thai shrimp death: scientists still baffled by Southeast Asian disease | Deutsche Welle (Germany) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Early Mortality Syndrome has caused Thai shrimp production to fall by about 40 percent. It's also hit China and Vietnam. Scientists have found the bacteria, but they don't know how to stop it.
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Frutillas hidropónicas en el desierto de EE.UU. | Portal Fruticola (Chile)

Frutillas hidropónicas en el desierto de EE.UU. | Portal Fruticola (Chile) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Investigadores buscan la manera de cultivar frutillas hidropónicas en invernadero
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What's Up UA? - Growing Hydroponic Strawberries in the Desert | Explorer News (Marana, AZ)

What's Up UA? - Growing Hydroponic Strawberries in the Desert | Explorer News (Marana, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Growing up in Tokyo, Chieri Kubota savored fresh strawberries brimming with flavor in the winter. Only when she went to college and studied agriculture did she learn that fresh strawberries in winter are "an unusual cycle against nature," she said.
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Tucson to host Wine in the Desert | Arizona Daily Star

Tucson to host Wine in the Desert | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Fifteen Arizona wineries, including a handful from Willcox and Sonoita/Elgin, will pour wine and celebrate the vine during Saturday’s inaugural Wine in the Desert event at St. Philip’s Plaza.
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MDA Awards Second 'Bridge-to-Industry' Grant | Houston (TX) Chronicle

The three-year, $180,000 award will support Penton's research to discover small molecule and protein biologics that addresses muscular dystrophy by shifting the fate of muscle stem cells toward muscle regeneration and away from scar-tissue formation.
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MDA Awards Second 'Bridge-to-Industry' Grant | KUAM (TV-Guam)

The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced it has awarded a second grant under the auspices of its Bridge-to-Industry (B2I) program. B2I is designed to train promising researchers in translational research by...
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MDA Awards Second 'Bridge-to-Industry' Grant | KCEN (TV-Temple, TX)

The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced it has awarded a second grant under the auspices of its Bridge-to-Industry (B2I) program. B2I is designed to train promising researchers in translational research by...
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UA scientists discover new microorganisms in Kartchner Caverns | KTAR (Radio-Phoenix)

UA scientists discover new microorganisms in Kartchner Caverns | KTAR (Radio-Phoenix) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
You might have seen the 2005 horror film 'The Cave,' where a group of adventurous scientists explore the deep, nether regions of a cave and discover a new species. University of Arizona scientists have done exactly that.
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Arizonans could someday be eating the most delicious strawberries | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson)

Arizonans could someday be eating the most delicious strawberries | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona scientists are developing methods to grow winter strawberries in Arizona, for Arizonans.
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3 UA scientists are new science fellows | Arizona Daily Star

Malcolm Hughes, Diana Wheeler and Katrina Miranda join 45 UA colleagues previously honored
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