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Primates in peril

Reported by Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily

Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 14:13:13 EDT

Quality of diet still poor for SNAP participants

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A new study finds persistent nutritional disparities within the food choices of those receiving assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) compared to those not receiving SNAP assistance....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:55:28 EDT

Genetic engineering researcher: Politicians are deaf to people's ethical concerns

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A new study reports that political discussions about genetically modified foods have ignored concerns among Danes that GM foods are 'unnatural'....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:54:15 EDT

Meat sensitivity spread by ticks linked to heart disease

Reported by Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily

Researchers have linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat -- a sensitivity spread by tick bites -- with a buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries of the heart. This buildup may increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:45:14 EDT

Brromeliads contribute to mosquito breeding in Miami

Reported by Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily

With vector-borne diseases posing an increasing public health threat to communities in South Florida and elsewhere, a new study led by public health researchers has revealed that ornamental bromeliad plants contribute to breeding of the Aedes aegypti mosqu...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:48:46 EDT

Critical plant gene takes unexpected detour that could boost biofuel yields

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For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function -- produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential to human diets. But it turns out this enzyme does more than advertised. Researchers ran a series of e...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:48:22 EDT