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Shale gas development in PA increases exposure of some to air pollutants

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New study examines leeches for role in major disease of sea turtles in Florida

Researchers are homing in on the cause of a major disease of sea turtles, with some of their latest findings implicating saltwater leeches as...

Researchers solve riddle of plant immune system

How do plants build resilience? An international research team studied the molecular mechanisms of the plant immune system. They were able to show a...

Scientists develop blood test to predict environmental harms to children

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The 20 best places to tackle US farm nitrogen pollution

A pioneering study of U.S nitrogen use in agriculture has identified 20 places across the country where farmers, government, and citizens should target nitrogen...

Perceiving predators: Understanding how plants ‘sense’ herbivore attack

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A boost for plant research

Optogenetics can be used to activate and study cells in a targeted manner using light. Scientists have now succeeded in transferring this technique to...

Evolution of cereal spikes

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