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New piece of the climate change puzzle: Gene identified that could help plants cope with hotter temperatures

Jules Bernstein | 
Warmer temperatures signal to plants that summer is coming. Anticipating less water, they flower early then lack the energy to ...
Natural chemical found in Australian finger lime might protect orange groves from deadly citrus greening disease

Natural chemical found in Australian finger lime might protect orange groves from deadly citrus greening disease

Jules Bernstein | 
Huanglongbing, HLB, or citrus greening has multiple names, but one ultimate result: bitter and worthless citrus fruits. It has wiped ...

Natural pesticide claimed as replacement for antibiotics as treatment for citrus greening disease decimating US citrus industry

Jules Bernstein | 
The new treatment effectively kills the bacterium causing the disease with a naturally occurring molecule found in wild citrus relatives ...

Temperature-sensing plant molecule could help breed food crops optimized for changing climate

Holly Ober | 
In a paper published in Nature Communications, a group of cell biologists .... reveal the phytochrome B molecule has unexpected ...

Plant growth ‘on/off’ switch could help safeguard crop yields as farmers battle climate change

New research from UC Riverside identifies a protein that controls plant growth -- good news for an era in which ...
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New theory on the origins Alzheimer’s opens alternate research, treatment avenues

Iqbal Pittalwala | 
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, ...

Neonicotinoid insecticides negatively impact bumblebee queen health, lab study finds

In a study published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers at the University of California, Riverside found that ...
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How CRISPR gene editing could unlock resistance to destructive citrus greening disease

Sarah Nightingale | 
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have made an important step in understanding the molecular mechanism of huanglongbing (HLB), ...
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Why autistic children are less likely to engage socially

Tess Eyrich | 
[C]linicians and scientists have proposed a variety of theories to explain why kids with ASD tend to be less socially ...

GMO Safety and Regulations

Alan McHughen | 
Calls for increased regulation do not account for the robust review already in place. The safety of GM food and ...
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