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3-D printed food could change how we eat

Reported by Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily

Researchers consider how 3-D printing technology could be used for food production....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:02:30 EDT

Killer whale genetics raise inbreeding questions

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A new genetic analysis of Southern Resident killer whales found that two male whales fathered more than half of the calves born since 1990 that scientists have samples from, a sign of inbreeding in the small killer whale population that frequents Washingto...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:11:38 EDT

Engineered Chinese shrub produces high levels of antimalarial compound

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Artemisinin is a potent antimalarial compound produced naturally in low amounts by the Chinese shrub Artemisia annua, commonly known as sweet wormwood. Researchers in China now report a high-quality draft genome sequence of A. annua and their use of this i...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:36:36 EDT

Dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation

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Findings from two new studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation, while improving memory, immunity and mood....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:36:28 EDT

Deep water aquifer acts like natural bio-reactor, allowing microbes to consume carbon

Reported by Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily

Researchers have shown that underground aquifers along the mid-ocean ridge act like natural biological reactors, pulling in cold, oxygenated seawater, and allowing microbes to break down more -- perhaps much more -- refractory carbon than scientists ever b...
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:36:25 EDT

High immune function tied to stunted growth

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Elevated immune function during childhood results in as much as 49 percent growth reduction in Ecuador's indigenous Shuar population, researchers report....
  • By: Plants & Animals News -- ScienceDaily
  • On: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:36:16 EDT