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Cones, squirrels, and rusty blackbird nests

The bird that's experienced the steepest population declines in North America in recent decades is also one that few people have heard of: the Rusty Blackbird. Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) populations have decreased ...

dateOct 07, 2015 in Ecology
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Study sheds light on stem cells

A Johns Hopkins University biologist has led a research team reporting progress in understanding the mysterious shape-shifting ways of stem cells, which have vast potential for medical research and disease treatment.

dateOct 07, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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New treatment extends shelf life of bananas

Around the world, bananas are one of the most popular tropical fruits. Despite their popularity, bananas have a relatively short shelf life that creates challenges for both producers and consumers. A new study revealed that ...

dateOct 07, 2015 in Biotechnology
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