Dipstick technology extracts DNA and RNA in 30 seconds, without a lab

In Australia, a new dipstick technology that enables pathogen detection and the rapid diagnosis of human, animal and plant disease in even the most...

Amazonian natural psychedelic improves a sense of wellbeing

In the United Kingdom, ayahuasca, a psychedelic drug traditionally used in South America, has been shown to improve people’s general sense of wellbeing and...

To know when a plant is thirsty, print a sensor right on the leaf

In Massachusetts, MIT engineers have created sensors that can be printed onto plant leaves that will reveal when the plants are experiencing a water...

Iridium kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue

In the United Kingdom and China, researchers from the Professor Sadler and Professor O’Connor groups in Warwick’s Department of Chemistry and Professor Hui Chao's...

Common to humans, plants and animals, TOR protein is a cell growth regulator

In Germany, researchers studying the TOR protein discovered this protein also functions as a growth regulator in plants, just as TOR is known to...

Corals like the taste of plastic

In North Carolina, a Duke University study of plastic ingestion by corals suggests they are not mistaking it for prey like other marine animals...

Dramatic insect population declines in German nature reserves

In The Netherlands, the total biomass of flying insects has decreased by more than 75 percent in 63 nature reserves since 1989. In recent...

Composting biochar improves its fertilizing capability

In Germany, a University of Tuebingen study demonstrated how the composting of biochar creates a very thin organic coating that significantly improves the biochar’s...

Plant-based diet switches lethal breast cancer into a treatable form

In Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers found a dietary combination that transforms the most lethal of all breast cancers into a highly...

Rutgers discovers way to increase a key nutrient in corn

In New Jersey, Rutgers University scientists found an efficient way to enhance the nutritional value of corn by inserting a bacterial gene that causes...

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Plant reactions to anesthetics are similar to humans and animals

In the United Kingdom, A new study showed that plants react to anesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are...

USDA offers state agencies greater control over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced increased cooperation with states in the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to promote...

New crop imager detects chlorophyll fluorescence for a true picture of crop health

In Washington, D.C., researchers developed a new imaging system designed to monitor the health of crops in the field or a greenhouse.  The new...