The invasive pink bollworm has inflicted tens of millions of dollars in damage annually. Biotech cotton and sterile moths helped eradicate it in the US.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Using "lab on a chip" technology, researchers have created a microlab half the size of a credit card that can detect COVID-19 in just 30 minutes.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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Some fundamental farming strategies can limit damage from western corn rootworms, research finds.
July 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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The evidence suggests the novel coronavirus evolved naturally.
July 13, 2020 • ~8 min
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Wei Hsi “Ariel” Yeh dedicated her research in chemistry to solving some of the vast genetic mysteries behind hearing loss.
June 5, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new COVID-19 test could be a lot simpler. “The idea is to have a paper-based system where people can just look at it and say, yes, you have it, or not.”
April 22, 2020 • ~4 min
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Using CRISPR, researchers found several new leukemia genes. The discovery will help clarify how these aggressive blood cancers arise and grow.
April 21, 2020 • ~5 min
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