The word ‘honeydew’ sounds benign, but the sugary waste product of aphids can promote growth of bacteria that are highly virulent to the pests, according to a new Cornell University study.
- The American Naturalist
- Cornell University, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
We create countless memories as we live our lives but many of these we forget. Why? Counter to the general assumption that memories simply decay with time, ‘forgetting’ might not be a bad thing – that is according to scientists who believe it may represent a form of learning.
- Nature Reviews Neuroscience
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced that Elliott Kellner, PhD, has joined the Center as Senior Program Manager. As part of the Innovation Team, Kellner manages the Danforth Center’s Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) and Center for AgTech and Location Science Technologies (CATALST) programs that support early-stage agtech companies on their path to market and further develop the regional innovation ecosystem.
Researchers have developed a new technique for creating chemical maps by combining computational ghost imaging and x-ray fluorescence measurement. The approach offers fast, high-resolution measurements, which could be useful for a range of applications in biomedicine, materials science, archeology, art and industry.
University of Cincinnati researchers have received a U.S. Department of Defense grant to further study how stress hormone receptors affect brain cell degeneration in Parkinson's disease.
- U.S. Department of Defense
An innovative bioenergy model developed at West Virginia University called “FUN-BioCROP” will help farmers better manage production while also boosting a renewable energy source that will not increase atmospheric carbon dioxide.
- DOE/Office of Biological and Environmental Research