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How Is Climate Change Affecting Banana Production?

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Climate change could negatively impact banana cultivation in some of the world’s most important producing and exporting countries, a study has revealed.

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What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds

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Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome -- when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.

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What Is Science Telling Us About Soil Testing and Treatment?

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Just as soil testing is important to the farmer, working to improve upon current soil testing methods is important to the agricultural scientist. By ensuring that farmers and agricultural workers have access to the best possible soil testing tools, they will then be more able to protect and improve the health of their land as needed.

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Device Identifies Airborne Hazards Rapidly

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Scientists have developed a portable device that can identify a wide range of airborne gases and chemicals instantly. The device is suitable for rapid deployment to identify airborne hazards from tiny gas molecules like sulfur dioxide to large molecules like benzene.

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Time to Say Goodbye… to the “House-hold Measure” BMI?
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A new study published in PLOS Biology sees an international collaboration of academia and industry experts introduce a novel "revolutionary" approach towards personalized and precision biomedicine, moving away from the "classic" morphometric BMI.

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“Jumping Genes” May Cause Rare Childhood Developmental Disorders
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Researchers have discovered that so-called “jumping genes” appear to be behind rare developmental disorders in some children.

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Mathematical Model Uncovers Long-Distance Cell Communication Mechanism
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A new study has identified how a large community of cells can communicate with each other almost simultaneously even with very short distance signaling.

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Feeling Like a Fraud: Impostor Syndrome in STEM

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Impostor syndrome is experienced by millions of people around the world cross culturally, and describes difficulty internalizing one's accomplishments or abilities, and instead attributing their success to other factors. In this article, we explore the prevalence of impostor syndrome in STEM and the impact it has on the scientific community.

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Standardization Challenges in Pharmaceutical Product Labeling
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Product labels can be viewed as a “clinical instruction manual”, providing a concise description of the benefits and risks for a consumer and relevant information to dispensers, patients, and their caregivers. Here we take a look at labeling compliance, the importance of keeping information up-to-date, and risks associated with noncompliance.

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How Does Cold Plasma Enhance Seed Germination and Plant Growth?
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To respond to the growing need for food worldwide, farmers will need new technologies to produce more food from less land. One method recently tested by researchers for its potential to improve germination is cold plasma technology.

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Francis Mojica: The Modest Microbiologist Who Discovered and Named CRISPR
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Kicking off Technology Networks Explores the CRISPR Revolution, Professor Mojica, or "Francis", takes us on a journey back to the original research that, despite being deemed "crazy" by members of the scientific community at the time, led to the CRISPR revolution that is anticipated to edit evolution forever.

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