Imperial Valley News
West Lafayette, Indiana - Swine producers, veterinarians and students wanting to learn more about water quality issues for livestock can watch an October 27 webinar hosted by Purdue University's Department of Animal Sciences.
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry kicks off the Secretary’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum at the Department of State.
Scientists in new center to use medical research techniques to help food crops withstand drought and climate change
San Diego, California - Roughly one in nine people on Earth do not have enough food to eat. And climate change is only making it harder for farmers to meet the global demand for food, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). By 2030, the IPCC expects climate change to reduce crop and pasture yields by as much as 14 percent in some parts of the world. Adapting crops, livestock and fisheries will be critical for global food security.
San Diego, California - Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have found that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen gives white blood cells a boost, better enabling them to respond to, ensnare and kill bacteria in laboratory experiments. Tamoxifen treatment in mice also enhances clearance of the antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogen MRSA and reduces mortality.
Stanford, California - Stanford engineers have created a plastic "skin" that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell.
Stanford, California - A threatened tree species in Alaska could serve as a model for integrating ecological and social research methods in efforts to safeguard species that are vulnerable to climate change effects and human activity.