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Sunflower Seeds Identified as Source of Potent Liver Carcinogen
Sunflower Seeds Identified as Source of Potent Liver Carcinogen
News   Apr 23, 2017

Michigan State University researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide.

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Genetics Breakthrough Gives Sustainable Biofuels A Big Boost
Genetics Breakthrough Gives Sustainable Biofuels A Big Boost
News   Apr 20, 2017

Deep sequencing impacts food and bioenergy crops.

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The World’s Most Complete Picture of the Wheat Genome
The World’s Most Complete Picture of the Wheat Genome
News   Apr 20, 2017

Scientists have created the most accurate navigation system for the bread wheat genome to date – allowing academics and breeders to analyse its genes more easily than ever before.

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Air Pollution May Cause Year-Round Runny Noses
Air Pollution May Cause Year-Round Runny Noses
News   Apr 19, 2017

Johns Hopkins researchers report that experiments in mice continually exposed to dirty air have revealed a direct biological effect.

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High-Fat, High-Carb Diet a Cause of Osteoarthritis
High-Fat, High-Carb Diet a Cause of Osteoarthritis
News   Apr 19, 2017

Saturated fat prime suspect in the onset of osteoarthritis after it was found to change the composition of cartilage, particularly in the weight-bearing joints of the hip and knee.

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Nanoparticles Reprogram Immune Cells to Fight Cancer in the Body
Nanoparticles Reprogram Immune Cells to Fight Cancer in the Body
News   Apr 18, 2017

Fred Hutch researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver DNA to T-cells, reprogramming them to fight cancer, in the body.

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Mobile Phone Fingerprint Scanners Are Not Fully Secure
Mobile Phone Fingerprint Scanners Are Not Fully Secure
News   Apr 12, 2017

Similarities in partial fingerprints may be sufficient to trick biometric security systems on smartphones.

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Rise in Herbicide Toxicity
Rise in Herbicide Toxicity
News   Apr 12, 2017

Chronic toxicity in corn and cotton has increased due to herbicide use.

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Biomarker for Tuberculosis Discovered
Biomarker for Tuberculosis Discovered
News   Apr 12, 2017

The first direct, empirical, blood-based, cow-side test for diagnosing bovine tuberculosis has been discovered.

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New Method Could Improve Nerve Cell Regrowth
New Method Could Improve Nerve Cell Regrowth
News   Apr 11, 2017

Iowa State researchers use inkjet printed graphene and electrical stimulation to change mesenchymal stem cells into Schwann cells for nerve regrowth.

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