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TLA's College Embeds Have Fingers on Research Pulse | UANews

TLA's College Embeds Have Fingers on Research Pulse | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Transforming an idea to reality can be an intimidating, complex process. Fortunately for University of Arizona innovators, Tech Launch Arizona is on hand to help.

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Pest-Plagued Florida Scientists Design 3-D Printed Insect Traps | Modern Farmer (Blog)

Pest-Plagued Florida Scientists Design 3-D Printed Insect Traps | Modern Farmer (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Farmers in the Sunshine State have seen their share of devastating pests. There’s the invasive Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), a vector for bacteria that cause the infamous citrus greening disease, which is tearing through the state’s orange groves, costing Florida an estimated $4.5 billion in lost economic output and more than 8,000 jobs during just a five-year period.



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How Beetles Hack Into Ant Colonies | UANews

How Beetles Hack Into Ant Colonies | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

We've all heard the story of the Trojan horse, when unsuspecting Trojans opened their city's gate to a giant wooden horse, only to find themselves ambushed by the Greek soldiers hiding inside.

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Germ awareness critical as temperatures drop, viruses increase | KTAR (Radio-Phoenix)

Germ awareness critical as temperatures drop, viruses increase | KTAR (Radio-Phoenix) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

While we ring our hands over Ebola in west Africa and enterovirus in the U.S., germ experts said the chances of getting seriously sick from a virus are more likely to come from the coffee maker at work than from a Third World nation



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A Little Halloween Love for Bats | UANews

A Little Halloween Love for Bats | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Bats are the quintessential creatures of the night. From ancient mythology to modern pop culture, the winged mammals have long captured our imaginations and inhabited our deepest nightmares.

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How An Antibiotic Gene Jumped All Over The Tree of Life – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | National Geographic

How An Antibiotic Gene Jumped All Over The Tree of Life – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Every living thing on the planet has to contend with bacteria. To many viruses, they are prey. To other bacteria, they are competitors. To animals and plants, they can be the cause of devastating d...
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Cleaning Can Improve Absenteeism In The Workplace | G&S Cleaning Service (Easton, MA)

The common cold can spread through an office like wildfire. First one employee comes in with the sniffles and soon dozens are out sick. The culprits are often viruses that are spread from one hand to the next via frequently touched objects, such as light switches and coffeepots.

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Don’t touch anything! Researchers Track Virus Spread Within Public Buildings | General Surgery News

Remember when your mother used to tell you, “Don’t touch anything” before you entered your aunt’s house—or just about any building? Well, it turns out she was right, but not because you could break something. Rather, your probability of developing an infection from touching surfaces in public buildings—even health care facilities—is about 80%, according to Charles Gerba, PhD, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
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A tip: avoid cross contamination with your cleaning tools | The Janitor's Closet (Blog)

A recent study I ran across suggests that gals' apartments are more germ laden than fellows' apartments. This made me feel particularly virtuous, until I read further: gals' apartments are worse because they clean them more often. It seems that cleaning, using ineffective methods, helps spread the little critters around. Gals clean more, so spread the germs more. Contaminated cleaning cloths and wet mops are the culprits. Here's the solution. A microfiber cloth (or microfiber wet-mop) will clean

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Record number of mosquito calls in Maricopa County | Arizona Republic

Record number of mosquito calls in Maricopa County | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Maricopa County has received record numbers of calls about mosquitoes since the first of several storms hit in early September, triggering ideal breeding conditions for the insects.



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7 Things That Are Germier Than Your Toilet | Care2 News Network

7 Things That Are Germier Than Your Toilet | Care2 News Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Toilets, it turns out, are one of the cleanest places in your home. Here are 7 places you probably didn't know were germ infested.
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Germs? Breaking the Chain of Contamination | Esg División Médica (blog)

Germs? Breaking the Chain of Contamination | Esg División Médica (blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Concerned about germ contamination on your desk or in the lab? According to a study by Dr. Charles Gerba, University of Arizona, an average desk has 20,961 germs per square inch!

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Ossining Workers: Beware Of These Office Hotspots For Spreading Germs | The Ossining (NY) Daily Voice

A recent University of Arizona study revealed that a contaminated push plate door in an office can spread infection to approximately half of the surfaces and half of the employees' hands in an 80-person office within four hours, The Journal reported.



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Dogs could be a potential probiotic | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Dogs could be a potential probiotic | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Dogs are more than just man’s best friend. Researchers are looking at how the contribution of their gut bacteria might be making their owners healthier.
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6 Things You Should Be Cleaning WAY More Often | Women's Health

6 Things You Should Be Cleaning WAY More Often | Women's Health | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Unless, you know, you LIKE getting sick
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Genetically modified organisms: safe to eat and well regulated, scientists say | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Genetically modified organisms: safe to eat and well regulated, scientists say | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Transgenic or genetically modified crops have long been a fear for some consumers. However, studies show GM crops are actually highly regulated and can replace or reduce the use of dangerous chemicals in agriculture.
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How one massive drought has made Californians find a green substitute | PRBuzz.com

Anaheim, CA (prbuzz) October 15, 2014 - The West-Coast drought has been occurring for even more years, but effects have been seen in grandiose amounts in recent times. From wildfires to agricultural shortcomings to water shortages, things have been dire i...
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Eight top tips to a having healthy and germ-free flight | Daily Mail (UK)

Eight top tips to a having healthy and germ-free flight | Daily Mail (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sitting in a closed environment for hours on end at 30,000 ft can wreck havoc on your health. Here, with a little expert help, we run through some of the best tips to having a healthy journey.
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County gets record number of mosquito calls | Tempe in Motion (Blog)

County gets record number of mosquito calls | Tempe in Motion (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Culex mosquitoes can carry the West Nile virus. With the recent rainstorms, the mosquito population has exploded, causing an increase in bites and the possibility of West Nile virus exposure.(Photo: Charlie Leight/The Republic) 19 CONNECT LINKEDIN EMAILMORE The bloodsuckers are back. Maricopa County has received record numbers of calls about mosquitoes since the first of several storms hit in early Se

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Researchers Track Virus Spread Within Public Buildings | RT Magazine

The probability of developing an infection from touching surfaces in public buildings—even healthcare facilities—is about 80%.
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Little Big Discovery: Microbe Seen as Key to Climate Change | UANews

Little Big Discovery: Microbe Seen as Key to Climate Change | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Tiny soil microbes are among the world's biggest potential amplifiers of human-caused climate change, but whether microbial communities are mere slaves to their environment or influential actors in their own right is an open question.

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Global Handwashing Day Creates Awareness | Clean Link

Just like last year, Deb Group is very active in supporting and celebrating Global Handwashing Day which occurs yearly every October 15th.



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For Many Gay Youth, Bullying Exacts a Deadly Toll | MedicineNet

On Sept. 9, 15-year-old Billy Lucas of Greenburg, Ind., hanged himself after enduring constant taunts from bullies at school. Two weeks later, 13-year-old Asher Brown from suburban Houston shot himself soon after revealing he was gay.



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A Wildcat Amid the Wild's Big Cats | UANews

A Wildcat Amid the Wild's Big Cats | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Half a world away, in one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet, University of Arizona graduate student Thandiwe Mweetwa is hard at work preserving Africa’s dwindling population of lions. The iconic big cats are facing a daunting number of threats across the continent, and global conservation efforts have ramped up to curtail the problem.

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Greenburgh Workers: Beware Of These Office Hotspots For Spreading Germs | The Greenburgh (NY) Daily Voice

A recent University of Arizona study revealed that a contaminated push plate door in an office can spread infection to approximately half of the surfaces and half of the employees' hands in an 80-person office within four hours, The Journal reported. 



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