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BIOTRACER model tackles Salmonella

Protecting consumers from contaminated foods is one of the most important objectives of the EU. Helping drive this effort is the BIOTRACER ('Improved bio-traceability of unintended microorganisms and their ...

May 24, 2011
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UGA studies explain spread of invasive ladybugs

A University of Georgia researcher studying invasive ladybugs has developed new models that help explain how these insects have spread so quickly and their potential impacts on native species.

Apr 01, 2011
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Otters on road to recovery in Andalusia

Improved environmental conditions have enabled the otter (Lutra lutra) to spread in Andalusia over the past 20 years. However, the recovery of populations of this mammal has been "relatively" slow, and in some areas the im ...

Mar 07, 2011
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More frequent drought likely in eastern Africa

The increased frequency of drought observed in eastern Africa over the last 20 years is likely to continue as long as global temperatures continue to rise, according to new research published in Climate Dy ...

Jan 28, 2011
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Evolution by mistake

(PhysOrg.com) -- A major driving force of evolution comes from mistakes made by cells and how organisms cope with the consequences, University of Arizona biologists have found. Their discoveries offer lessons ...

Jan 24, 2011
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Pelletized manure reduces toxic runoff

There is considerable amount of uncertainty concerning the environmental impacts that animal hormones have on surface water. Higher concentrations of hormones in waterways have been found to cause physiological and sexual ...

Nov 17, 2010
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