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Vaccine Protects Against Leptospirosis

By Sandra Avant January 30, 2012 Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have found that a commercial vaccine is effective against leptospirosis in cattle. A widespread zoonotic disease, leptospirosis

South Texas Beef Cattle Short Course set for January in San Antonio (PR)

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-467-6575, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.eduContact: Bryan Davis, 210-467-6575, by-davis@tamu.eduSAN ANTONIO – The South Texas Beef Cattle Short Course, presented by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Bexar Beef ...
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Making Tomorrow's Bioenergy Yeasts Strong

By Marcia Wood August 25, 2011 Cornstalks, wheat straw, and other rough, fibrous, harvest-time leftovers may soon be less expensive to convert into cellulosic ethanol, thanks to U.S. Department ...
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New bitter blocker discovered (PR)

Contact: Leslie Steinstein@monell.org267-619-4707Monell Chemical Senses Center  New bitter blocker discovered Serendipitous finding increases understanding of taste, opening doors to better nutrition and therapeutic compliance PHILADELPHIA (June 2, ...
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Mitigating Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry

By Jan Suszkiw May 17, 2011 Blueberries may be nutritional powerhouses, but some types are no match for the fungus Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi, which causes "mummy berry" disease. Fortunately, U.S. Department of ...
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Alternatives Eyed for Methyl Bromide

By Dennis O'Brien March 16, 2011 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists trying to help Florida growers find a replacement for methyl bromide are studying an alternative ...
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Sci-fi food storage paper fights bacteria

Editor's comment: Nanoparticles can be very risky. Some studies show at least some nanoparticles can cause cancer because they disrupt normal physiology in cells. A nanoparticle is made often of a small number of molecules and physical and chemical properties of the nanoparticles are no longer as the same as the individual molecules. Watch nanoparticles in your foods and cosmetic products....
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ARS: Food and Nutrition Research Briefs - October 2010

Food and Nutrition Research Briefs - October 2010U.S. Department of AgricultureAgricultural Research ServiceKim Kaplan, (301) 504-1637, Kim.Kaplan@ars.usda.gov____________________________________________________ContentsLuteolin Stars in Study of Healthful Plant CompoundsNutrition's Potential to ...
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Nanoparticles may cause skin cancer - report

Sunscreens indicated to prevent skin cancer can actually cause skin cancer, according to a report from Friends of the Earth.   The report states "Consumers need to ...
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Sweet News from Mars (Inc)

Mars, Inc., maker of such delectable delights as M&Ms and Snickers, released a preliminary genome sequence for the cacao tree, the ultimate source of the ...
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