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better barcoding: new library of dna sequences improves plant identification




the ability to identify individual plant species from tiny amounts of material has a surprising range of uses, from monitoring bee populations to assessing the contents of food and nutritional supplements, as well as working out what a herbivore had for breakfast. classifying fragments of plants can...



highway to health: findings point way to more nutritious crops




almost every calorie that we eat at one time went through the veins of a plant. if a plant's circulatory system could be rejiggered to make more nutrients available - through bigger seeds or sweeter tomatoes - the world's farmers could feed more people.



blood tests on people close to dupont plant show high levels of c8




the chemours plant in dordrecht. photo: chemours.comblood tests on people living close to the former dupont chemical plant in dordrecht show that some have too much of the toxic chemical cb in their blood, the public health body rivm said on thursday.this means exposure to c8 may have damaged their ...



blood tests on people close to dupont plant show high levels of c8




the chemours plant in dordrecht. photo: chemours.comblood tests on people living close to the former dupont chemical plant in dordrecht show that some have too much of the toxic chemical cb in their blood, the public health body rivm said on thursday.this means exposure to c8 may have damaged their ...



rising co2 due to climate change may not improve agriculture, model shows




modeling the effects of increased co2 on global crop production at purdue university shows that because of the complex effects and feedback behaviors that connect plant life and the atmosphere, many areas may suffer due to increased heat and reduced rainfall, despite the increase in the plant nutrie...



newly characterized protein has potential to save us farmers millions annually




image: during photosynthesis in c3 crops, such as wheat and rice, the enzyme rubisco will react with oxygen (instead of carbon dioxide) creating a plant-toxic compound that must be recycled, wasting... view more credit: claire benjamin/university of illinoisinstead of turning carbon into food, many...



flies and bees act like plant cultivators




pollinator insects accelerate plant evolution, but a plant changes in different ways depending on the pollinator. after only nine generations, the same plant is larger and more fragrant if pollinated by bumblebees rather than flies, as a study conducted by evolutionary biologists from the university...



dordrecht chemical scare: dupont knew about c8 health risks, ad




c8 was used to make teflon. photo: depositphotos.comchemical company dupont was aware of the dangers presented by chemical compound c8 in the 1980s but continued to produce it in dordrecht until 2012, the ad said on wednesday.the former dupont plant – now chemours – is at the centre of a health ...



38 surprising benefits of ashwagandha for skin, hair and health




introductionwinter cherry, poison gooseberry, indian ginseng. there are so many names that will help you identify more with ashwagandha (which is found in chyawanprash). in sanskrit, ashwagandha means “odor of the horse”. whatever the name(s), ashwagandha is nature’s gift to mankind. you will ...



research opportunities to improve plant health




this whitepaper reports the deliberations of a workshop focused on biotic challenges to plant health held in washington, d.c. in september 2016.ensuring health of food plants is critical to maintaining the quality and productivity of crops and for sustenance of the rapidly growing human population. ...



researchers make discovery that could increase plant yield in wake of looming ph




scientists at the university of north carolina at chapel hill have pinpointed a key genetic switch that helps soil bacteria living on and inside a plant's roots harvest a vital nutrient with limited global supply. the nutrient, phosphate, makes it to the plant's roots, helping the plant increase its...



nurses adopt plant-based prescription, boost health outcomes




washington -- joanne evans, m.ed., r.n., p.m.h.c.n.s.-b.c., provided a presentation to colleagues at george mason university in fairfax, va., about the health benefits of adopting a plant-based vegan diet and soon had 19 nurses eager to test it out. after 21 days, 74 percent of the nurses, 14 out of...



outstanding benefits of aloe vera juice from the lap of nature




most of you would be familiar with this cactus-like green plant with tiny thorns. it is a common plant found in our kitchen gardens. but the superb thing about it is that it’s juice extract is the most favoured ingredient in facial creams and shampoos.welcome to the world of aloe vera juice, the m...



american geriatrics society addresses american health care act




image: founded in 1942, the american geriatrics society (ags) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals that has -- for 75 years -- worked to improve the health, independence,... view more credit: (c) 2017, american geriatrics societyas an organization dedicated...



tata steel starts production at ferro-chrome plant in odisha




tata steel’s first greenfield ferro-chrome plant in india at gopalpur industrial park in ganjam district of odisha has started production. chromite briquettes used for making ferro-chrome have been produced by the briquetting plant at the ferro-chrome plant complex. the briquetting plant had earli...



chemical plant under fire over polluted river, officials call for change




the chemours plant in dordrecht. photo: chemours.cominfrastructure ministry and water board officials say a dordrecht chemical plant should stop pumping a potentially carcinogenic chemical into the river merwede because of the risk to drinking water, the ad said on friday.local water board oasen, wh...



5,000 more pg seats in medical institutes: govt




as many as 5,000 additional post- graduate (pg) seats have been created in medical institutions in the country and the budget allocation for the health sector in the coming fiscal has been increased by 28 per cent, lok sabha was informed today.health minister j p nadda said the government has taken ...



key research priorities for agricultural microbiomes




a coordinated effort to understand plant microbiomes could boost plant health and agricultural productivity, according to posy busby of oregon state university in corvallis and colleagues at eight other research institutions.like humans, plants live in intimate contact with microbes, including benef...



claas shredlage® technology awarded machine of the year at sima paris




german manufacturer claas won the special jury prize at the ‘machine of the year 2017’ awards held at sima, paris for the jaguar with shredlage® crop processing technology. (farmland magazine)shredlage® originates in the usa and is a pioneering form of maize silage treatment used by an increas...



intel prepared to build new chip manufacturing plant in ireland, new jobs to fol




dublin, ireland - in a bid to expand in the country, intel is said to have received planning permission to set up its new chip manufacturing plant. the plant, set to be based in leixlip



explosion kills 1 at army ammunition plant in missouri




(independence, mo.) — the u.s. army says an explosion at an ammunition plant in independence, missouri, has left one person dead and three others injured.the army joint munitions command says the explosion happened tuesday at the lake city army ammunition plant in independence. a spokeswoman says ...



irish sun - msds plant in tipperary to receive an upgrade worth 40 million euros




the money will be spent on the installation of a new spray drying facility at the ballydine facility so far, msd did not have such a facility in irelandthe company’s factory in ireland produces and develops next generation therapiesdublin, ireland - international pharma group msd is pouring in 40 ...



flies and bees act like plant cultivators




field mustard: the plant pollinated by bumblebees is larger (left) than the plant pollinated by hoverflies. credit: uzhpollinator insects accelerate plant evolution, but a plant changes in different ways depending on the pollinator. after only nine generations, the same plant is larger and more frag...



a better dye job for roots—in plants




once we start coloring our hair, we may be surprised to learn that we begin to have a problem in common with plant biologists: finding the right dye for our roots. in the case of the biologists, just the right chemical is needed to measure exactly how plant roots grow. now, a researcher at the salk ...



virtual hyperspectral images could determine plant health, assist in crop manage




purdue researchers are developing technology that could allow users to quickly determine the health of plants in the field and of fruits and vegetables in groceries through the translation of digital images on smartphones into virtual hyperspectral images.