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Hepatitis E takes a piggyback

...500 pigs, natural hosts for the virus, on Japanese farms at Hokkaido, Honshu and Kyushu. They found that by...e cost-effective measures should HEV’s hold on pig farms weaken....

Leeches ferry infection among newts

...e researchers say fertilizer-laden wastewater from farms and other sources often causes increased growth of aquatic vegetation in ponds, providing leeches with a firmer footing. "It could lead to more leeches and create potential hotspots of disease," Raffel noted....

Biodiesel study targets cleaner air, cleaner engines

...e only one of its kind in Canada. It involved six farms to evaluate the effectiveness of using biodiesel i...ccelerate the adoption of biodiesel use on Ontario farms through a series of on-farm evaluations," said Deanna Deaville, Special Project Coordinator with the...

Study finds antibiotic resistance in poultry even when antibiotics were not used

...sts that curbing the use of antibiotics on poultry farms will do little ?if anything ?to reduce rates of an...have found that chickens raised on antibiotic-free farms and even those raised under pristine laboratory conditions have high levels of bacteria that are res...

Farmed salmon could become an invasive species in forest streams

...System lands, but the locations of Atlantic salmon farms and the sightings of escaped salmon indicate that streams on four national forests may be at risk: the Tongass and Chugach NF in Alaska, and the Olympic and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie NF in Washington. Atlantic salmon could transmit a serious disea...

Stopping plants from getting sick

...eir tracks. He spent his childhood on Oregon wheat farms and witnessed first-hand the damage that fungi can do to crops. He then went to university to learn the tools for dealing with fungal infections of both plants and animals. Thirty years later, after a lifetime of work in both farmer's fields and t...

Scientists map air pollution using corn grown in US fields

...In summer 2004, UCI scientists collected corn from farms and gardens in 31 states, including Hawaii and Alaska. They chose corn because it is widely grown and, as an annual plant, all of its carbon is derived from a single growing season. The scientists avoided pollution point sources such as highways and ...

Salmon farms kill wild fish, study shows

New research confirms that sea lice from fish farms kill wild salmon. Up to 95 per cent of the wild juvenile salmon that migrate past fish farms die as a result of sea lice infestation from the farms. The results of the research have been publis...

The first tree genome is published: Poplar holds promise as renewable bioenergy resource

...DOE scientists envision a future where vast poplar farms in regions such as the Pacific Northwest, the upper Midwest, and portions of the southeastern U.S. could provide a steady supply of tree biomass rich in cellulose that can be transformed by specialized biorefineries into fuels like ethanol. Other re...

Study finds the air rich with bacteria

...ces of airborne bacteria. Does it come from nearby farms and water treatment plants, or is it imported by the wind from another state or country?" The team also determined that location was not as strong a source of microbial variation as time and weather. Specifically, the time of the year during the 1...

Gene therapy accelerates healing of damaged skeletal muscle

...ntify patterns and devise prevention strategies on farms and ranches. They found that children 1? years old, particularly boys, when on farms are about twice as likely to die from accidental injury as young Canadian children altogether. Most ...

Gene therapy protects mice from the effects of whole-body irradiation

...ntify patterns and devise prevention strategies on farms and ranches. They found that children 1? years old, particularly boys, when on farms are about twice as likely to die from accidental injury as young Canadian children altogether. Most ...

Farm kids almost twice as likely to die from injury as children overall

...ntify patterns and devise prevention strategies on farms and ranches. They found that children 1? years old, particularly boys, when on farms are about twice as likely to die from accidental injury as young Canadian children altogether. Most ...

Biofuels researcher searches for new sources

...onomically viable transportation fuel." "Montana farms produce 10 million tons of wheat and barley straw that are typically left in the field. An additional five million tons of hay are produced annually," said Dave Wichman, superintendent of the Central Ag Research Center "The advantage of using annual ...

Harmful Algal Blooms monitored from space in Chile

...ns of Euros worth of annual losses to the 360 fish farms found in the southern region of Chile. They deplete the concentration of oxygen in sea water, potentially killing larger caged fish such as salmon that cannot flee the affected area. In the case of shellfish, such as mussels, toxins from the bloo...

Butterfly farming to help save rain forest

...es that are sought after by many western butterfly farms and other institutions that exhibit collections of live butterflies. Each individual butterfly pupa that they can ship to one of these customers can be worth between 2 and 5 UK pounds. The creation of a sustainable butterfly farming business would h...

Agriculture and tropical conservation: rethinking old ideas

...Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. "They love their farms and all the plants and animals in the area, and th...960s. There, the researchers saw evidence that the farms do indeed serve as thoroughfares for migrating animals. "These farmers actually have monkeys that co...

Finding a better way to make biodiesel

...s our students from the Midwest ?some of them from farms ?to learn a new kind of technology that doesn't take them away from home." Larry Breeding, the general manager of biodiesel operations for the West Central Cooperative, said the technology shows promise for improving the efficiency of biodiesel prod...

Innocuous intestinal bacteria may be reservoir for resistance

...emergence of drug-resistant Salmonella. For dairy farms recently surveyed in Georgia, there was no association found between antibiotic use and isolation of multi-drug resistant Salmonella. Where does the drug resistance in Salmonella originate?" says Susan Sanchez of the University of Georgia, who condu...

Ocean virus identified in human blood samples

... soon, a population of Thoroughbred mares on horse farms in Kentucky, which was having an unusually high level of spontaneous abortions, was also found to have 81 percent positive testing for Vesivirus antibodies ?far higher than a normal population. Because of its endemic nature and prevalence, possible ...

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