New breakthrough paving the way for universal Ebola therapeutic

A new collaborative study has identified and studied Ebola antibodies that could be used to design universal therapeutics that are effective against many different...

Drought increases CO2 concentration in the air

Researchers have shown that during drier years the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises faster because stressed ecosystems absorb less carbon. This...

Heat kills invasive jumping worm cocoons, could help limit spread

New research shows that temperatures of about 100 degrees Fahrenheit kill the cocoons of invasive jumping worms. That's good news for ecologists and horticulturalists...

Newly characterized protein has potential to save US farmers millions annually

Instead of turning carbon into food, many plants accidentally make a plant-toxic compound during photosynthesis that is recycled through a process called photorespiration. University...

Overspending on defense arsenal bankrupts a plant’s economy

Scientists have genetically tuned a plant to become highly resistant to insect attacks. But becoming such a fortress compromises its growth and procreative capabilities.

25 UK species’ genomes sequenced for first time

The newly sequenced genomes will enable research into why some brown trout migrate to the open ocean, whilst others don't, or investigations into the...

Tweets, news offer insights on invasive insect spread

A new study shows the potential for using Twitter and online news articles to track the timing and location of invasive insect spread in the...

Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention

Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like pesticide use and habitat destruction, than they are areas less...

Nanoparticles prove effective against the yellow fever mosquito

Before being accidentally introduced to the New World by the 16th century slave trade, the yellow fever mosquito was a species native only to...

The no-tech way to preserve California’s state grass

Though it is disappearing, California's official state grass has the ability to live for 100 years or more. New research demonstrates that sheep and...

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