Hormone therapy for fruit flies means better pest control

Released en masse, sterile Mexican fruit flies can undermine a wild population of the fruit-damaging pests so that fewer applications of insecticide are needed. But the irradiation used to sterilize the flies weakens them, ...

Supplement aids milk production

(PhysOrg.com) -- Massey University research has led to the development of a calf supplement that can increase milk yield in dairy cows by up to 12 per cent.

Scientists create natural Alzheimer's-fighting compound in lab

Scientists at Yale University have developed the first practical method to create a compound called huperzine A in the lab. The compound, which occurs naturally in a species of moss found in China, is an enzyme inhibitor ...

South Africa to research mood-lifting plant

(AP) -- For hundreds of years, indigenous South Africans have chewed a plant they say reduces stress, relieves hunger, sedates and elevates moods. Now they have a license to study and market it, and plan to sell it over-the-counter ...

Study says Turmeric may help prevent osteoporosis

Research by Dr. Janet Funk at the University of Arizona College of Medicine supports the potential health benefits of the spice turmeric, showing that it may be an effective resource for preventing bone loss, a significant ...

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