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Novel ultrafast laser detection of cancer cells also may improve understanding of stem cells

To investigate tumors, pathologists currently rely on labor-intensive microscopic examination, using century-old cell-staining methods that can take days to complete and may give false readings. A lightning-fast laser technique, led by Sandia National Laboratories researcher Paul Gour...

What's really making you sick? Plant pathologists offer the science behind Sick Building Syndrome

...ing Syndrome may improve its management, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS)....and manage SBS. Skaria cites a need for more plant pathologists and mycologists to study building-related mold growth and development and SBS syndrome in real-world...

Experiment station researchers to explore genome of disease-fighting fungus

...y Joint Genome Institute. Experiment Station plant pathologists are Drs. Charles M. Kenerley, Daniel J. Ebbole, Heather H. Wilkinson and Michael Thon. Also working on the project is Dr. Alfredo Herrera-Estrella, from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Mexico. "There's both pharmaceutical and agricul...

Genome study of beneficial microbe may help boost plant health

...essed two major cotton diseases. Since then, plant pathologists around the world have used this strain as a laboratory model to study beneficial microbes. Paulsen says the P. fluorescens project also pioneered a new methodology. This novel approach relies on the analysis of repeated regions of the DNA sequence t...

Plant pathologists evaluate eco-friendly alternatives to methyl bromide

...gricultural production areas of Florida, say plant pathologists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service. In 1987, the Parties to the Montreal Protocol called for the phase-out of methyl bromide, a soil fumigant used to control soilborne fungi, nematodes, and weeds of more than 100 crops worldwide. The phase ou...

Vineyard weeds found to host Pierce's disease of grapes

...s of Pierce's disease in central California, plant pathologists studied 29 weed species commonly found in California's San Joaquin Valley to see if the bacterium could survive on the weeds. Perennials and known feeding and breeding hosts of the glassy-winged sharpshooter were tested first, then plants particularl...

Aquatic plants may hold key to advancing plant disease management

...ons for managing land-based agriculture, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS)....to microbial attack. "Through further study, plant pathologists may be able to apply the novel mechanisms found in aquatic plants to land-based agricultural systems...

Quick identification needed to save Florida's citrus industry from devastating disease

...unt of crop loss caused by this disease, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS)....o cure for citrus greening, it is vital that plant pathologists work with growers to quickly identify the disease and its insect hosts," said Ronald Brlansky, profe...

Shade trees getting 'scorched' by plant disease

...the aesthetics in many U.S. communities, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). According to Ann Brooks Gould, associate extension specialist at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, bacterial leaf scorch (BLS) affects many shade tree species such as American elm, red maple,...

Second opinion yields treatment changes for half of patients

...cialists reading a mammogram differently or breast pathologists interpreting biopsy results differently. In some c...nt recommendations. In this study, the tumor board pathologists interpreted test results differently in 29 percent of patients. For some patients, this meant a chan...

Fight weeds with plant pathogens

...thogens are typically viewed as detrimental, plant pathologists with the American Phytopathological Society (APS) say plant pathogens may be a successful, eco-friendly tool for managing weeds. "The use of plant pathogens to suppress weeds is considered as one of the alternative weed control options for areas...

Single molecule extends fat mice lives by reversing gene pathways associated with disease in obese

...ice. Organ Protection: Heart and Liver Three pathologists examined heart tissue from the SD, HC, and HCR mice, and while not knowing which organ belonged to which mouse group, they looked for subtle changes in the abundance of fatty lesions, degeneration and inflammation. On a relative scale of 0-4, the as...

Whitefly spreads emerging plant viruses

...se on food, fiber, and ornamental crops, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). According to Judith Brown, professor of plant sciences at the University of Arizona's Department of Plant Sciences, the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (B. tabaci), is the exclusive insect vector (transmi...

Modified mushrooms may yield human drugs

...various beneficial human drugs, according to plant pathologists who have inserted new genes into mushrooms. "There has always been a recognized potential of the mushroom as being a choice platform for the mass production of commercially valuable proteins," said Charles Peter Romaine, who holds the John B. Swayne...

Potato wart eyed as risk to potato production

...nomies that depend on potato production, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). According to Gary Franc, plant pathologist with the College of Agriculture, Plant Sciences Department at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, potato wart is a serious disease of cultivated potat...

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