Archive for June 14th, 2012

GM Crops Offer Natural Pest Control | The Scientist

14 June, 2012

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“They found that across all sites as insecticide spraying declined, predatory arthropod populations rose, bringing down populations of aphids, insects that consume and damage crops by carrying viruses . In addition, the team also studied experimental Bt cotton plots, and found that where predator populations were high in the Bt cotton, they were correspondingly high in surrounding peanut and soybean plots, suggesting the benefits of increased predators spilled over to neighboring crops.”

 

In.  Your.  FACES!!  Loony.  Greenies.  Actual proven BENEFITS!!  From GM!!  From a long term, HUGE experiment!!  I’ve been waiting a while for this.

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Canadian researchers thwart Ebola virus

14 June, 2012

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Cure has the longest treatment window so far resulting in full recovery – a full day…The treatment, in which injections of protein-grabbing antibodies stop a virus from replicating, has the longest treatment window so far resulting in full recovery – a full day. There’s just one catch: It can take up to two weeks for symptoms of the disease to appear.

In an article published Wednesday in Science and Translational Medicine, Gary Kobinger and several others outline the cocktail of antibodies they used to treat macaque monkeys infected with the most lethal strain of Ebola virus. All the macaques treated 24 hours after infection recovered, as did half of those treated after 48 hours.

I must learn how to do science via press release – looks like you get much more interest that way….
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