Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science
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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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One Dose of This Illegal Drug Can Stop Depression for Months

One Dose of This Illegal Drug Can Stop Depression for Months | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A single dose of magic mushrooms can make people with severe anxiety and depression better for months, according to a landmark pair of new studies.
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The Flora of the Future: Wild Urban Plants

The Flora of the Future: Wild Urban Plants | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Celebrating the botanical diversity of cities. A photo survey of urban wild plants.
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Why there is no such thing as a ‘superfood’

Why there is no such thing as a ‘superfood’ | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Don’t believe the hype about certain 'magical' ingredients – they are never as good as the claims would suggest
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How Industrialization Brought About the Decline of Vertebrate Species

How Industrialization Brought About the Decline of Vertebrate Species | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
New research hints that contemporary habitat losses may have initiated population declines of around 95 percent in some species. With climate change and deforestation threatening biodiversity around…
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Project aims to end 'ambiguity' of plant-based medicine - BBC News

Project aims to end 'ambiguity' of plant-based medicine - BBC News | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A team of scientists at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew embarks on the mammoth task of creating a single database of the world's medicinal plant species.
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In the 1800s, Sick People Would Consult Cookbooks Before Doctors

In the 1800s, Sick People Would Consult Cookbooks Before Doctors | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Need to bake a pie AND cure consumption?
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Science journals increasingly giving space to negative findings

Science journals increasingly giving space to negative findings | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Critics of the status quo in science have long lamented journals’ tendency to reject negative findings — but that appears to be shifting in recent years.
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The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence

The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
One is raw cognitive horsepower. The other is the propensity for reflective thought.
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Waste from pharmaceutical plants promotes antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Waste from pharmaceutical plants promotes antibiotic-resistant superbugs | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Waste released from pharmaceutical plants in India and China is contributing to the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
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Specialisation and modularity of plant-pollinator networks - AoBBlog

Specialisation and modularity of plant-pollinator networks - AoBBlog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Modularity is the tendency of certain species to consistently interact with each other. It is a ubiquitous and important property of ecological networks th
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It’s not easy being green: ecophysiological patterns of mycoheterotrophy in ectomycorrhizal Orchidaceae and Ericaceae - AoBBlog

It’s not easy being green: ecophysiological patterns of mycoheterotrophy in ectomycorrhizal Orchidaceae and Ericaceae - AoBBlog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Autotrophy, though common among plants, isn’t the only way plants make a living. Some plants have lost all photosynthetic abilities and instead rely on sym
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Studi scientifici, alimentazione e miracoli

Studi scientifici, alimentazione e miracoli | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Una guida alla valutazione degli studi scientifici nel campo della nutrizione con la piramide delle evidenze scientifiche. Per non cadere in illusioni.
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On Tiny Island Farms, Biodiversity Is a Way of Life

On Tiny Island Farms, Biodiversity Is a Way of Life | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Jamaican farmers grow an average of 87 useful plants on their tiny plots, including a variety of foods, timber, and medicinal herbs.
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To keep the cranberry industry in its birthplace, a farm turns to drones, data, and automation

To keep the cranberry industry in its birthplace, a farm turns to drones, data, and automation | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Cranberries in crisis
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Unlocking the genetic code of an ancient survivor | Susannah Lydon

Unlocking the genetic code of an ancient survivor | Susannah Lydon | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The draft genome of Ginkgo biloba, the sole surviving species of an ancient group of seed plants, has been published
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The Pseudoscience of Beauty Products

The Pseudoscience of Beauty Products | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In addition, little literature produced by independent researchers is out there. For many beauty products, there seem to be either no data or only small studies produced by proponents of the product. To some degree, this is understandable. Government research entities, such as the U.S. National Institutes of Health or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, have little interest in funding big double-blind placebo-controlled studies on the efficacy of, for instance, the bird-poop face cream used by David and Victoria Beckham. So there isn’t a lot of good science to draw on.
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Oregano product makers in trouble after bulking with other leaves

Oregano product makers in trouble after bulking with other leaves | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Aldi and Menora have promised to make sure their oregano products contain 100 per cent of the ingredients, after the ACCC found they were adulterated with othe
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Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine | Laura Parker

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine | Laura Parker | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Don Ingber’s Wyss Institute at Harvard University, which has been running since 2009, is a bioinspiration factory. There are some 375 full-time staff, who together enjoy more than $600m in grants and philanthropic funding. The lab has co-founded 15 startups in the last three years, and has more than 15,000 patents out for a range of bioinspired technology and designs across a range of disciplines, from medicine to robotics.
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La dittatura delle minoranze

La dittatura delle minoranze | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Nassim Taleb mette in guardia dai rischi per la democrazia: contro gli intolleranti ci vuole intolleranza. E il politicamente corretto minaccia la libertà.
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Bringing nature back to cities is good for plants, animals and humans

Bringing nature back to cities is good for plants, animals and humans | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Bringing nature back to cities, or urban rewilding, is about conservation, but it’s also about reconnecting people with the natural world.
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In New Ozone Alert, A Warning Of Harm to Plants and to People by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360

In New Ozone Alert, A Warning Of Harm to Plants and to People by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360 | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists are still trying to unravel the damaging effects of ground-level ozone on life on earth. But as the world warms, their concerns about the impact of this highly toxic, pollution-caused gas are growing.

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Prey-induced responses in carnivorous Nepenthes - AoBBlog

Prey-induced responses in carnivorous Nepenthes - AoBBlog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Carnivorous plants of the genus Nepenthes catch and digest prey, mainly arthropods, in their pitcher traps in order to obtain additional nutrients such as
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Foliar nectar can enhance plant-mite mutualisms - AoBBlog

Foliar nectar can enhance plant-mite mutualisms - AoBBlog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Mite domatia are small structures on the underside of plant leaves that house predacious or fungivorous mites, thereby mediating a plant-mite defence mutua
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