PlantVillage, an online crop-disease knowledge library and image database co-founded by a Penn State researcher, was represented at an event unveiling a new agricultural workforce development initiative Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the White House Rural Council announced America the Bountiful, which will include wide-ranging efforts to expand and diversify the U.S. agriculture workforce.
While the majority of prostate cancers are slow growing and not fatal, some are aggressive and lethal. Genomic fingerprinting can help predict a tumor’s aggressiveness and tailor treatment plans, report researchers.
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It’s summertime, and the fields of Yolo County, Calif., are filled with rows of sunflowers, dutifully facing the rising sun.
At the nearby University of California, Davis, plant biologists have now discovered how sunflowers use their internal circadian “clocks,” acting on growth hormones, to follow the sun during the day as they grow.
“It’s the first example of a plant’s clock modulating growth in a natural environment, and having real repercussions for the plant,” said …
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The crashed remains from Flight MH370 could be as much as 500km further north than the current search area, argues a new modelling study.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo say they have discovered a “completely non-invasive” imaging technique for detecting Alzheimer’s disease.