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Honeybees Vital To The Agricultural Industry | redOrbit

Honeybees Vital To The Agricultural Industry | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
While honeybees may be best known as producers of honey and beeswax useful for candles and seals, experts from the University of Arizona want to remind you that the insects play an important role in the agriculture industry.
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Losing Sleep After Your Divorce Could Cause Your Blood Pressure To Increase | redOrbit

Losing Sleep After Your Divorce Could Cause Your Blood Pressure To Increase | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Those who experience persistent sleep problems after a divorce stand to suffer from more than just dark circles. They might also be at risk for potentially harmful increases in blood pressure, a new study finds.
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City Dwellers' Health Could Be Boosted By Rural Microbes | redOrbit

City Dwellers' Health Could Be Boosted By Rural Microbes | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments
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Bacteria Found Thriving In Harsh Cave Systems | redOrbit

Bacteria Found Thriving In Harsh Cave Systems | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Kartchner caverns in southeast Arizona are famous for their spectacular limestone rock formations, created by groundwater seeping and dissolving bedrock compounds over thousands of years.
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How Men And Women Cooperate | redOrbit

Cooperation is essential in any successful romantic relationship, but how men and women experience cooperation emotionally may be quite different.
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Sacrifices, Stress, And Relationships | redOrbit

Sacrifices, Stress, And Relationships | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
After a long day at school or work, picking up some extra chores at home can feel like one more thankless duty, according to new research from the University of Arizona.
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Pyramid Strategy For Biotech Crops Not A Silver Bullet - Science News | redOrbit

Pyramid Strategy For Biotech Crops Not A Silver Bullet - Science News | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Genetically engineered crops that are designed to be pest resistant may not be as effective as previously thought, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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Plant Water Demands Shift With Water Availability | redOrbit

Plant Water Demands Shift With Water Availability | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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.
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African Rice Decoded By Researchers - Science News | redOrbit

African Rice Decoded By Researchers - Science News | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An international team of scientists led by the UA has sequenced the genome of African rice.
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Genetic Basis Of Pest Resistance To Biotech Cotton Discovered | redOrbit

Genetic Basis Of Pest Resistance To Biotech Cotton Discovered | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A newly discovered genetic mechanism underlying insect resistance to genetically engineered cotton has global implications for pest management
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Pizza Spice Helps Fight Norovirus | redOrbit

New research from the University of Arizona found that pizza can fight the norovirus, which is marked by vomiting and diarrhea. Yep, there goes my appetite. Carvacrol, the substance found in oregano oil that gives pizza its distinctive smell, breaks down the tough, protective exterior of the norovirus. Researchers think that possibly this weapon carvacrol could be used as a food sanitizer and maybe a surface sanitizer to combat the mostly food-borne virus. And it’s safe, non-corrosive, and won’t produce any dangerous by-products. And because of how it attacks the virus, it’s unlucky that the norovirus will ever build up a resistance to the substance.

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Future Of Colorado River Flows | redOrbit

The Colorado River provides water for more than 30 million people, including those in the fast-growing cities of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles.
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Bioengineered Crops Vs. Evolutionary Resistance | redOrbit

Bioengineered Crops Vs. Evolutionary Resistance | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study has attempted to figure out why pests became resistant so quickly to plants bioengineered with the insecticidal protein Bt in some cases but not others.
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'Strikingly Similar' Brains Of Man And Fly May Aid Mental Health Research | redOrbit

A new study by scientists at King’s College London and the University of Arizona (UA) published in Science reveals the deep similarities in how the brain regulates behaviour in arthropods (such as flies and crabs) and vertebrates (such as fish, mice and humans). The findings shed new light on the evolution of the brain and behaviour and may aid understanding of disease mechanisms underlying mental health problems.

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Plants Adapt To Drought But There Is A Limit | redOrbit

Plants Adapt To Drought But There Is A Limit | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Plants can adapt their demand for water depending on how much is available - However, this resilience has a limit, and prolonged drought conditions threaten the survival of plant communities, especially in more arid areas...
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