Insects make the largest seasonal migration in the world

In Israel, a multi-year, international insect migration study confirmed that insects migrate seasonally and that this movement constitutes the largest migration found in today’s...

New ultrasound technology leads to inexpensive disease biomarker detection

In Washington D.C., American Chemical Society researchers reported a new technique that uses ultrasound to concentrate fluorescently-labeled disease biomarkers otherwise impossible to detect with...

NIFA awards $13.6 million to combat citrus greening disease

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat...

New urine test knows everything you ate

In the United Kingdom, researchers from Imperial College London, Newcastle University and Aberystwyth University developed a five-minute urine test that measures the breakdown of...

UCSD receives $10.5 million gift to focus international human milk research

In California, the Switzerland-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation made a $10.5 million gift to the University of California San Diego to empower researchers to unravel...

Soil health improves with grasses and small grains in crop rotation

In Indiana, a joint Purdue University and U.S. Department of Agriculture study found that including pasture and small grains in crop rotations can be...

Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture receives $16 million to improve forest health

In West Virginia, the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture is working with landowners in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Kentucky to improve the health of...

Berkeley Lab receives $4.6 million to non-destructively image roots and soil

In California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory received $4.6 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy for two innovative projects to...

UMass Amherst and Genoverde Biosciences research could increase wood density by 20%

In Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Amherst plant geneticist Sam Hazen partnered with Genoverde Biosciences, Inc. to test the commercial viability of Hazen’s gene trait...

University of California receives USDA grant for co-robotic precision irrigation research

In California, with a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of California researchers plan to show they can conserve...

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