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Gross out: A clean routine can lessen the ick | Detroit (MI) Free Press

Gross out: A clean routine can lessen the ick | Detroit (MI) Free Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Given how often they're on the floor, occasionally inside a public restroom, it should come as no surprise that a third of women's purses crawl with E. coli.
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UA Dedicates New School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences | UANews

The UA has established a new School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences that will bring together teaching, research and extension resources from across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to focus on animal health, growth,...
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Multi-toxin biotech crops not silver bullets, scientists warn | Science Codex

Multi-toxin biotech crops not silver bullets, scientists warn | Science Codex | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A strategy widely used to prevent pests from quickly adapting to crop-protecting toxins may fail in some cases unless better preventive actions are taken, suggests new research by University of Arizona entomologists published in the Proceedings of...
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UA Water Experts Speak at United Nations Event | UANews

UA Water Experts Speak at United Nations Event | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In yet another example of the UA's global reach, experts Sharon B. Megdal and Robert G. Varady recently spoke at the United Nations-organized 2013 International World Water Day conference in The Hague, Netherlands.

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Multi-Toxin Biotech Crops Not Silver Bullets, UA Scientists Warn | UANews

Multi-Toxin Biotech Crops Not Silver Bullets, UA Scientists Warn | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The widely used strategy of endowing crops with redundant toxins to fend off pests rests on flawed assumptions, UA researchers have discovered.
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Arizona group has a gut feeling about HLB transmission | The Grower

Arizona group has a gut feeling about HLB transmission | The Grower | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A University of Arizona research group is drilling down to the molecular level to study the citrus greening bacterium, how it enters the insect vector and how it's transmitted into the host citrus plant.
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How to combat germs that surround us everyday | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN)

How to combat germs that surround us everyday | StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Given how often they’re on the floor, occasionally inside a public restroom, it should come as no surprise that a third of women’s purses crawl with E
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Where the germs are hiding... | Yahoo! News

Where the germs are hiding... | Yahoo! News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When was the last time you sanitised your TV remote, keyboard or handbag? How about the kitchen tap handle? Or thought to wash your hands before unloading your groceries?
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After die-off, forests hold tight to carbon | Futurity

After die-off, forests hold tight to carbon | Futurity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Across the world, trees are dying in increasing numbers, most likely in the wake of a climate changing toward drier and warmer conditions. In western North America, outbreaks of mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae) have killed billions of trees from Mexico to Alaska over the last decade.

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A clean routine cuts germ risks | Times Union (Albany, NY)

[...] the more people are exposed, the greater their chance of becoming infected with or transmitting a dangerous bug, from respiratory viruses to a host of food-borne bacteria.
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Ew! Look What's in Your Coffee Mug | Netscape

If you don't wash your coffee mug daily, reusing it could be putting your health at risk.

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Dead Forests Not Dumping Greenhouse Gas Into Air | The Inquisitr

Dead Forests Not Dumping Greenhouse Gas Into Air | The Inquisitr | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The forests are dead and dying all over North America, with billions of trees killed by the mountain pine beetle since 2000. Horrific as the sight of our forests turning brown has been, it could have been worse.
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Saying Yes to Change | UA main page feature

Saying Yes to Change | UA main page feature | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Being in the right place at the right time can not just change your life, it can change the lives of the people around you and even people you’ll never meet.
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A clean routine cuts germ risks | San Antonio (TX) Express News

[...] the more people are exposed, the greater their chance of becoming infected with or transmitting a dangerous bug, from respiratory viruses to a host of food-borne bacteria.
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Common GMO Crops Approaching Inevitable Failure? Flawed Assumptions Behind Multi-Toxin Biotech Crops, Researchers Warn | PlanetSave

Common GMO Crops Approaching Inevitable Failure? Flawed Assumptions Behind Multi-Toxin Biotech Crops, Researchers Warn | PlanetSave | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Many of the assumptions that the use of GMO crops are based upon are not true, researchers at the University of Arizona have found. Specifically, the widely-used new strategy of planting GMO crops that produce two or more toxins to provide “redundant” killing of insect pests is based on assumptions that simply aren’t always true. These multi-toxin crops are “necessary” because of the increasing emergence of pests resistant to single toxins.

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UA Course Explores Role of Fathers | UANews

A new undergraduate general education course at the UA explores the various aspects of fatherhood across species, cultures and time. It looks at the role of fathers from biological, social and evolutionary perspectives.
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Study Reveals How Mushrooms Help Environment | Arizona Public Media

Mushrooms. You may prefer them sauteed in a little butter and garlic. They do so much more than top a salad or sirloin, however. They play in an important role in the production of food.

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University of Arizona to conduct citrus greening research | Global Food Mate (China)

University of Arizona to conduct citrus greening research | Global Food Mate (China) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona will receive part of a $9 million federal contract to research citrus greening disease.
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US: University of Arizona to conduct citrus greening research | Fresh Plaza (Netherlands)

The University of Arizona will receive part of a $9 million federal contract to research citrus greening disease

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Chia seeds pack satisfying nutritional punch into tiny package | Post Crescent (Oshkosh, WI)

What if you could get a good amount of nutrition and feel satisfied all from a tiny seed? Think ch-ch-ch-chia. Most of us remember that jingle (you’re probably singing it as you read this) advertising the terra-cotta planters in the shape of pets. Once you soaked the seeds and slathered the gooey mixture on the planter, it sprouted fuzzy greens in a few days.

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Forest Carbon Release from Pine Beetle Infestation Less Than Expected | Global Warming is Real

Forest Carbon Release from Pine Beetle Infestation Less Than Expected | Global Warming is Real | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The flux of forest carbon release from pine beetle infestation in western forest has not been as high as expected according to a new study.
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Dead Forests Release Less Carbon Into Atmosphere Than Expected | Innovations Report

Billions of trees killed in the wake of mountain pine beetle infestations, ranging from Mexico to Alaska, have not resulted in a large spike in carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, contrary to predictions, a UA-led study has found.
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Aphid identification in desert-grown alfalfa | Western Farm Press

Aphid identification in desert-grown alfalfa | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In Arizona alfalfa, the pea aphid, blue alfalfa aphid, spotted alfalfa aphid, and cowpea aphid make up the winter-time aphid complex.
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Gross out: Bacteria crawling all over, but a clean routine can lessen the ick | The State (Columbia, SC)

Given how often they're on the floor, occasionally inside a public restroom, it should come as no surprise that a third of women's purses crawl with E. coli.
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Dead Forests Release Less Carbon Into Atmosphere Than Expected | UANews

Dead Forests Release Less Carbon Into Atmosphere Than Expected | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Contrary to predictions, billions of trees killed in the wake of mountain pine beetle infestations ranging from Mexico to Alaska have not resulted in a large spike in carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, a UA-led study involving large-scale...
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