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Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...hether or not a plant modified to resist an insect pest will also have an effect on other more beneficial insects. Scientists are racing to understand these minute differences and interactions, even as habitat loss and climate change threaten the existence of many plants as well as their pollinators. ...

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

...s soil erosion, greenhouse gas emission, increased pest resistance and loss of biodiversity. For their analysis, researchers defined the term organic as: practices referred to as sustainable or ecological; that utilize non-synthetic nutrient cycling processes; that exclude or rarely use synthetic pestic...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

...s soil erosion, greenhouse gas emission, increased pest resistance and loss of biodiversity. For their analysis, researchers defined the term organic as: practices referred to as sustainable or ecological; that utilize non-synthetic nutrient cycling processes; that exclude or rarely use synthetic pesti...

DBT And IAVI Forge Partnership To Develop Next Generation Vaccine Candidates

...ote transgenic research in plants with emphasis on pest and disease resistance, nutritional quality, silk-worm genome analysis, molecular biology of human genetic disorders, brain research, plant genome research, development, validation and commercialisation of diagnostic kits and vaccines for communicabl...

Bioparasite Envisioned To Control Terror Of Fire Ants

...they are aiming for and what is eco- friendly, is pest management and not pest elimination. "Sustained control is what we're trying to achieve," says Steve Valles, an entomologist...

Climate Change Threatening to Wipe Out Wild Relatives of Key Crops

...duction as they contained genes for traits such as pest resistance and drought tolerance, which plant breeders use to improve the performance of cultivated varieties. Wild crops are a valuable source of genes that are necessary to boost the ability of cultivated crops to resist pests and tolerate droug...

Fire Ants are Emerging Nuisance for Virginians

...Virginia Cooperative Extension specialist on urban pest management and associate professor of entomology i...ithout proper care. "This is a horrid, obnoxious pest that we do not want in Virginia," Miller said. "Whats worse, to an untrained eye the red imported fi...

DBT And IAVI Forge Partnership To Develop “Next Generation” Vaccine Candidats

...ote transgenic research in plants with emphasis on pest and disease resistance, nutritional quality, silk-worm genome analysis, molecular biology of human genetic disorders, brain research, plant genome research, development, validation and commercialisation of diagnostic kits and vaccines for communicabl...

World Bank Head Praises DDT Use Against Malaria

...on success. However, Crispin Kaposhi, an insect pest management and pesticide toxicology consultant in Zambia, said that African countries should stop the continued use of DDT and commit resources towards integrated approaches and enhanced community participation in malaria control. Malaria affects ...

Telomerase Expression Linked To Body Mass

...wo in the morning by a guy on a cell phone hunting pest beavers in Montezuma," says Gorbunova. "I'm still trying to wake up and this voice says, 'I hear you're looking for beavers.' " For over a year, Gorbunova collected deceased rodents from around the world and had them shipped to her lab in chilled c...

Chlorpyrifos Affects Mental Development of Foetus

... the most widely used insecticides for residential pest control across the United States. Despite a recent regulatory ban on residential use of chlorpyrifos in the U.S., agricultural applications continue in the U.S. and abroad." Frederica Perera, DrPH, director of the Columbia Center for Children's Env...

Maggots in a hospital ward!!

...d at Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin.// According to pest control experts, a dead bird on the ward’s roof was responsible for the infestation.NHS Grampian said that the ward was thoroughly cleaned and the patients could return after the clinicians gave the all-clear. An NHS Grampian spokesman said: "There...

Pest Control research Leads to Pain Control Discovery

...med that studies that were being conducted towards pest control have lead to the discovery of pain control...earchers who were initially looking for biological pest controls, might actually lead to pain relief for people suffering from arthritis and other inflammat...

The Multi-Faceted Chemical Benzene

...hich had resisted other remedies. He said that the pest became numb and fell to the ground. Later an Indian parliamentary panel upheld a report by an environment group that said beverages made by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo contained pesticides and called for tougher safety standards. The U.S. firms strongly re...

Gender Question Solved

...tions to infertility treatment, cancer therapy and pest management. According to the study it was found that derivatives of Vitamin A trigger the beginning of egg and sperm production. This process is known as meiosis. The precursor cells that eventually turn into either eggs or sperm is known as germ ...

Childhood Asthma Can Be Kept Under Control By Cost-Effective Home Based Interventions

...aners equipped with HEPA filters; and professional pest control. The home-based interventions resulted in significant improvement in health status and reductions in resource use among the asthmatic children. Children who received the intervention had 19 percent fewer unscheduled clinic visits and a 13 p...

Exposure to Pesticides in Schools Produces Illnesses Among Employees, Students

...illnesses at schools, implementation of integrated pest management programs in schools, practices to reduce pesticide drift, and adoption of pesticide spray buffer zones around schools are recommended.” Source: Newswise Medindia on Pesticide Exposure: Further information Pesticide exposure: resea...

Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax

...l weapons continue to be worrisome threats, common pest control agent called methyl bromide is more effect... its chemical properties, long track record in the pest control industry and its widespread agricultural use. Eighty paper strips, each containing as many a...

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