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Researchers shine light on origin of bioluminescence | Phys.org

Researchers shine light on origin of bioluminescence | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the mountains of Virginia, millipedes have bright yellow and black colors to warn enemies that they are toxic and not worth eating. Their cousins in California convey this warning in a very different way—by glowing in the dark.
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Could man's best friend be man's best medicine? | Phys.org

Could man's best friend be man's best medicine? | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Most dog owners will tell you their furry friends make them feel good emotionally. But the health benefits of owning a dog may not end there.
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Transgenic crops: Multiple toxins not a panacea for pest control | Phys.org

Transgenic crops: Multiple toxins not a panacea for pest control | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Strategies for delaying insect resistance to transgenic crops rely on assumptions that often are overly optimistic, a new study led by UA scientists shows. Published as an advance online publication by the journal Nature Biotechnology, the findings could improve management practices for current biotech ...
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New genome research illuminates bird, crocodile evolution | Phys.org

New genome research illuminates bird, crocodile evolution | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A massive project has sequenced the genomes of 48 bird and three crocodile species, opening doors to understanding the evolution of dinosaurs' living descendants.

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Man-made evolution is happening, and it's time to control it | Phys.org

Man-made evolution is happening, and it's time to control it | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Planting pesticide-free cotton as a refuge for the pert pink bollworm caterpillar has slowed bollworms in neighboring cotton fields from developing resistance to pesticides because they breed with the pesticide-free population.
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Science could make canola oil more nutritious, and broccoli more tasty | Phys.org

Science could make canola oil more nutritious, and broccoli more tasty | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative, housed in the BIO5 Institute, have helped unravel the genetic code of the rapeseed plant, most noted for a variety whose seeds are made into canola oil.
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Tiniest catch: Scientists' fishing expedition reveals viral diversity in the sea | Phys.org

Tiniest catch: Scientists' fishing expedition reveals viral diversity in the sea | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A fishing expedition of microscopic proportions led by University of Arizona ecologists revealed that the lines between virus types in nature are less blurred than previously thought.
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Scientists discover genetic basis of pest resistance to biotech cotton | Phys.org

Scientists discover genetic basis of pest resistance to biotech cotton | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An international team led by scientists at the University of Arizona and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has discovered what happens on a molecular basis in insects that evolved resistance to genetically engineered cotton plants. Their findings, reported in the May 19 issue of the journal PLOS ONE, ...
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Arizona's future climate includes temps rising, water disappearing | Phys.org

Arizona's future climate includes temps rising, water disappearing | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —The southwestern United States is facing an increasingly stressful future with unabated population growth, oversubscribed water resources and a hotter and drier climate. This, in a nutshell, was the message delivered by a panel of three environmental experts discussing how climate change ...
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Growing hydroponic strawberries in the desert | Phys.org

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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A living desert underground | Phys.org

Hidden underneath the hilly grasslands studded with ocotillos and mesquite trees in southeastern Arizona lies a world shrouded in perpetual darkness: Kartchner Caverns, a limestone cave system renowned for its untouched cave formations, sculpted...
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Biotech crops vs. pests: Successes and failures from the first billion acres | Phys.org

Since 1996, farmers worldwide have planted more than a billion acres (400 million hectares) of genetically modified corn and cotton that produce insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt for short.
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Dead forests release less carbon into atmosphere than expected | Phys.org

(Phys.org) —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...
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How organizational ecology may relate to human networks—and even to terrorist organizations | Phys.org

How organizational ecology may relate to human networks—and even to terrorist organizations | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The world today is more intimate and tightly wound together than ever before. Organizations are linked together in a variety of ways, allowing relationships to form and resources to be exchanged.
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Sugar-based, bio-inspired surfactants hold promises from cosmetics to oil spill cleanups | Phys.org

Sugar-based, bio-inspired surfactants hold promises from cosmetics to oil spill cleanups | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona startup company GlycoSurf has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a new chemical synthesis technology, which was created at the University of Arizona.
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Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton | Phys.org

Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Advocates of biotech crops and those who favor traditional farming practices such as crop diversity often seem worlds apart, but a new study shows that these two approaches can be compatible. An international team led by Chinese scientists and Bruce Tabashnik at the University of Arizona's College of ...
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How beetles hack into ant colonies | Phys.org

How beetles hack into ant colonies | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Pretending to be one of them, ant-nest beetles trick ants to rear their brood—and then reward their hosts by devouring them. UA entomologists have discovered that the beetles evolve at an astonishing rate.
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Honeybees play a vital role in the agricultural industry | Phys.org

Honeybees play a vital role in the agricultural industry | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The next time you tuck into a salad, thank a honeybee.
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Galapagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms | Phys.org

Galapagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the evolution of life on Earth, it's a winner.
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Scientists play crucial role in saving America's most iconic butterfly | Phys.org

Scientists play crucial role in saving America's most iconic butterfly | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —University of Arizona researchers are playing a leading role in an unprecedented effort to save America's most iconic butterfly, the monarch.
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Documentary shows how a veggie garden for the moon can sustain life on Earth | Phys.org

Documentary shows how a veggie garden for the moon can sustain life on Earth | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —When Apollo astronauts stood on the moon and looked back at the Earth, they were the first humans to see our planet as a completely isolated system, bounded on all sides by the endless black of space. Now, 45 years later, 'Earthlight,' a documentary produced by the University of Arizona ...
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Plant-derived withaferin A is a potential anti-tumor agent | Phys.org

Plant-derived withaferin A is a potential anti-tumor agent | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Philipp von Bieberstein's research focuses on the plant Withania somnifera, a member of the tomato family that contains a potential anti-tumor agent.
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Nanotechnology improves cardiovascular implant attachment | Phys.org

(Phys.org) —Jeong-Yeol Yoon, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and Dr.
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$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for big data in life sciences | Phys.org

$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for big data in life sciences | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Phys.org Science News Wire : $50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for big data in life sciences -- a press release is provided to you ìas isî with little or no review from Phys.org staff.
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Multi-toxin biotech crops not silver bullets, scientists warn | Phys.org

Multi-toxin biotech crops not silver bullets, scientists warn | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —The popular new strategy of planting genetically engineered crops that make two or more toxins to fend off insect pests rests on assumptions that don't always apply, UA researchers have discovered.
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