Biology
Research team detects novel mechanism of inheritance  NEWS MEDICAL · 28 minutes
Non-Mendelian, oligogenic inheritance could bean unrecognized and important element for occurrence ofhereditary retinal degenerations (HRDs, comprising retinitis pigmentosa) which are caused by ultra-rare mutations and cause progressive blindness. more
Bioinspired MXene-based actuators for programmable smart devices  PHYS.ORG · 40 minutes
During photosynthesis, natural leaves with elaborate architectures and functional components can harvest and convert solar energy into chemical fuels that are converted into energy. The biological energy production has provided materials scientists a new... more
Algae-killing viruses spur nutrient recycling in oceans  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Scientists have confirmed that viruses can kill marine algae called diatoms and that diatom die-offs near the ocean surface may provide nutrients and organic matter for recycling by other algae, according to a Rutgers-led... more
Study defines how diarrhea causing rotavirus initially interacts with the host  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Research by the Department of Microbiology of the University of Valencia, the Institute of Biomedicine of Valencia and the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology of... more
Researchers refute widespread racist analogy comparing human races to dog breeds  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
As a researcher and teacher, Holly Dunsworth enjoys poking holes in misconceptions about human evolution her students bring into the classroom. more
Study: Animal Visitation Programs Reduce Stress Levels in Students  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 hours
A 10-minute college-based animal visitation program providing hands-on petting of cats and dogs provides momentary stress relief, according... more
Researchers explain why fascioliasis patients have increased risk for neurological diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Fascioliasis is a parasitic disease caused by two species that are present in the liver: Hepatic Fasciola, which is present worldwide, and Fasciola gigantica, which is... more
A new material for the battery of the future  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Renewable sources of energy such as wind or photovoltaic are intermittent; production peaks do not necessarily follow the demand peaks. Storing green energy is therefore essential to moving away from... more
Ants that defend plants receive sugar and protein  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Biologists Laura Carolina Leal and Felipe Passos have performed a series of experiments to determine how plants with extrafloral nectaries interact with ants in Brazil's Northeast region—specifically, in the interior of Bahia... more
Novel insight into microRNA function can be crucial for the development of gene therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Scientists at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oxford have shown that small RNA molecules occurring naturally... more
How invading fungus forces zombie ant's death grip  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
If it's thoughts of zombies that keep you awake at night, you shouldn't be worried about zombie humans; it's the carpenter ants (Camponotus castaneus) that should concern you most. When infected by... more
Human genotype determines if a given Alzheimer's drug will be effective  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
University at Buffalo researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75 % of the population is a key reason why a class of drugs... more
Strategic partnership will help improve health outcomes for patients with autoimmune disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association announced today a strategic alliance with iMD Health Global that will help evolve communications between physicians and patients... more
Timing of spay, neuter tied to higher risk of obesity and orthopedic injuries in dogs  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Spaying or neutering large-breed dogs can put them at a higher risk for obesity and, if done when... more
Species on the move  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
A total of 55 animal species in the UK have been displaced from their natural ranges or enabled to arrive for the first time on UK shores because of climate change over the last 10 years (2008-2018) - as revealed... more
Toxic toads found near Sydney spark fears of southward spread  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
A toxic cane toad prevalent in Australia's tropical north has been captured near Sydney, sparking fears the invasive species could be adapting to cooler weather and spreading southwards,... more
Human genotype determines if a given Alzheimer's will be effective  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
University at Buffalo researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75 % of the population is a key reason why a class of drugs for Alzheimer's... more
New research could help design algae that produces fuels and cleanup chemicals  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
It's a case of grand larceny that could lead to new fuels and cleanup chemicals. Ten species of red algae stole about 1 percent... more
Community size matters when people create a new language  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Why do some languages have simpler grammars than others? Researchers propose that the size of the community influences the complexity of the language that evolves in it. When small and... more
Shaky scaffold changes lung infrastructure  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers identify changes in enzymes that may contribute to lung damage in rare genetic disorder. more
Gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
A new study by Montreal scientists published today in Nature demonstrates that a gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson's disease in a mouse model lacking... more
Proposed gene therapy for a heart arrhythmia, based on models made from patient cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Researchers report creating the first human tissue model of an inherited heart arrhythmia, replicating two patients' abnormal heart rhythms in... more
Ultrasound-assisted optical imaging to replace endoscopy in breakthrough discovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
New research introduces a novel technique which uses ultrasound to noninvasively take optical images through a turbid medium such as biological tissue to image body's organs. This new method has... more
Birds of a feather flock together to keep their options open  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Why did you choose your job? Or where you live? Scientists have discovered that it was probably to keep your options as open as possible -... more
Medical News Today: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Everything you need to know  MNT · 16 hours
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of genetic disorders that affect the connective tissues and cause several symptoms, including stretchy skin and loose joints. Learn more here. more
Risk and progression of Alzheimer's disease differs by sex  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
The abnormal accumulation of proteins in the brain is a biological marker for Alzheimer's disease, but the ways in which these proteins spread may help explain why the prevalence of... more
First clinical proof that genotypes determine if Alzheimer's drugs will work  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75% of the population is a key reason why a class of drugs for Alzheimer's disease seemed... more
Spawn of the triffid? Tiny organisms give us glimpse into complex evolutionary tale  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Two newly discovered organisms point to the existence of an ancient organism that resembled a tiny version of the lumbering, human-eating science... more
Possible drug target for deadly heart condition  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A genetic mutation linked to dilated cardiomyopathy, a dangerous enlargement of the heart's main pumping chamber, activates a biological pathway normally turned off in healthy adult hearts, according to a new study. more
Pokémon-like card game can help teach ecology  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Playing a Pokémon-like card game about ecology and biodiversity can result in broader knowledge of species and a better understanding of ecosystems than traditional teaching methods, like slideshows, according to new research. more
Plant viruses may be reshaping our world  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A new review article highlights the evolution and ecology of plant viruses. A team of biologists is now exploring many details of viral dynamics. They describe the subtle interplay between three components of the... more
DNA origami joins forces with molecular motors to build nanoscale machines  nanowerk · 19 hours
Researchers have captured the first recorded rotational steps of a molecular motor as it moved from one DNA base pair to another. more
Plant viruses may be reshaping our world  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The community of viruses is staggeringly vast. Occupying every conceivable biological niche, from searing undersea vents to frigid tundra, these enigmatic invaders, hovering between inert matter and life, circumnavigate the globe in the hundreds... more
A timeline of Congo's latest deadly Ebola virus outbreak  ABC NEWS · 19 hours
A timeline of Congo's latest deadly Ebola virus outbreak, now an international emergency more
Protein lysine de-2-hydroxyisobutyrylation by CobB in prokaryotes  Science Magazine · 19 hours
Lysine 2-hydroxyisobutyrylation (Khib) has recently been shown to be an evolutionarily conserved histone mark. Here, we report that CobB serves as a lysine de-2-hydroxyisobutyrylation enzyme that regulates glycolysis and cell growth in prokaryotes. We... more
Structural basis for the multitasking nature of the potato virus Y coat protein  Science Magazine · 19 hours
Potato virus Y (PVY) is among the most economically important plant pathogens. Using cryoelectron microscopy, we determined the near-atomic structure of PVY’s... more
Expanding the Soy Moratorium to Brazils Cerrado  Science Magazine · 19 hours
The Cerrado biome in Brazil is a tropical savanna and an important global biodiversity hot spot. Today, only a fraction of its original area remains undisturbed, and this habitat is at risk of conversion... more
A defined antigen skin test for the diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis  Science Magazine · 19 hours
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a major zoonotic disease of cattle that is endemic in much of the world, limiting livestock productivity and representing a global public... more
Worm tubes as conduits for the electrogenic microbial grid in marine sediments  Science Magazine · 19 hours
Electrogenic cable bacteria can couple spatially separated redox reaction zones in marine sediments using multicellular filaments as electron conductors. Reported as generally absent from... more
[Research Articles] Enhancing safety of cytomegalovirus-based vaccine vectors by engaging host intrinsic immunity  Science Magazine · 20 hours
Rhesus cytomegalovirus (RhCMV)–based vaccines maintain effector memory T cell responses (TEM) that protect ~50% of rhesus monkeys (RMs) challenged with simian immunodeficiency... more
[Focus] Diverse compositions and functions of chromatin remodeling machines in cancer  Science Magazine · 20 hours
Human cancer genetics power biochemical and functional interrogation of chromatin remodeling complexes, informing therapeutic opportunities. more
[Research Articles] A live-attenuated RhCMV/SIV vaccine shows long-term efficacy against heterologous SIV challenge  Science Magazine · 20 hours
Previous studies have established that strain 68-1–derived rhesus cytomegalovirus (RhCMV) vectors expressing simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) proteins (RhCMV/SIV) are able to elicit... more
[Editors' Choice] A mitochondrial Pac-man drug to tackle aging  Science Magazine · 20 hours
Urolithin A, an activator of mitophagy, is safe to use and increases skeletal muscle mitochondrial gene expression in elderly individuals. more
[Research Articles] A multimodality test to guide the management of patients with a pancreatic cyst  Science Magazine · 20 hours
Pancreatic cysts are common and often pose a management dilemma, because some cysts are precancerous, whereas others have... more
Bleating the traffic: sheep dodge cars in tour around Paris  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
A flock of sheep that has taken a 140-kilometre (87-mile) tour around Paris, nibbling on grass at historic monuments and housing blocks along the way, ended their 12-day... more
Animal rescue group needs help caring for 89 baby birds  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
An animal rescue group is asking for help caring for 89 baby snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons that left homeless last week after a tree fell in... more
Protecting a forgotten treasure trove of biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
The Cerrado is the largest savanna region in South America, but compared to the Amazon Forest to the north, it does not attract much attention. It is home to an incredible diversity of large... more
Georgia beachgoers help pilot whales from stranding on shore  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
A summer afternoon at the beach quickly became a scramble to save a pod of disoriented pilot whales, with vacationers joining lifeguards and state wildlife crews in the water trying... more
DNA origami joins forces with molecular motors to build nanoscale machines  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
For decades, researchers have chased ways to study biological machines. Every mechanical movement -- from contracting a muscle to replicating DNA -- relies on molecular motors... more
Pokémon-like card game can help teach ecology  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Playing a Pokémon-like card game about ecology and biodiversity can result in broader knowledge of species and a better understanding of ecosystems than traditional teaching methods, like slideshows, according to new research from the... more
Red algae steal genes from bacteria to cope with environmental stresses  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
It's a case of grand larceny that could lead to new fuels and cleanup chemicals. Ten species of red algae stole about 1 percent of their... more
For bacteria, the neighbors co-determine which cell dies first  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Bacteria do not simply perish in hunger phases fortuitously; rather, the surrounding cells have a say as well. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now... more
Sea level rise requires extra management to maintain salt marshes  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Salt marshes are important habitats for fish and birds and protect coasts under sea level rise against stronger wave attacks. However, salt marshes themselves are much more vulnerable... more
Survival: For bacteria, the neighbors co-determine which cell dies first  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Bacteria do not simply perish in hunger phases fortuitously; rather, the surrounding cells have a say as well. A research team has now discovered that two factors, above... more
Red algae steal genes from bacteria to cope with environmental stresses  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
It's a case of grand larceny that could lead to new fuels and cleanup chemicals. Ten species of red algae stole about 1 percent of their... more
Spawn of the triffid? Tiny organisms give us glimpse into complex evolutionary tale  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Two newly discovered organisms point to the existence of an ancient organism that resembled a tiny version of the lumbering, human-eating science... more
New insight into microRNA function can give gene therapy a boost  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Scientists have shown that small RNA molecules occurring naturally in cells, i.e. microRNAs, are also abundant in cell nuclei. Previously, microRNAs were mainly thought to be... more
'Semi-synthetic' bacteria churn out unnatural proteins  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Synthetic biologists seek to create new life with forms and functions not seen in nature. Although scientists are a long way from making a completely artificial life form, they have made semi-synthetic organisms that have an... more
Study: Surveillance for antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues to be core focus for healthcare facilities  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Below is a summary of a study published online today in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. This article will be freely available... more
The loss of biodiversity comes at a price  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Almost 300,000€ is what the Doñana fire cost in terms of biodiversity, according to an estimate done by a University of Cordoba research group. The fire occurred in 2017 and destroyed about... more
Ultrasound-assisted optical imaging to replace endoscopy in breakthrough discovery  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Carnegie Mellon University's Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Maysam Chamanzar and ECE Ph.D. student Matteo Giuseppe Scopelliti today published research that introduces a novel technique which uses... more
Little genes, big conservation: Scientists study genetic rescue  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
At first glance, there aren't many similarities between westslope cutthroat trout in Montana, wolves on Isle Royale National Park in Michigan and Australia's mountain pygmy possum, a mouse-sized alpine marsupial. more
Can protecting land promote employment? In New England, the answer is yes  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Protecting land from development provides numerous ecological and social benefits, but many people debate whether it hurts or helps local economies. Some worry that... more
Newly discovered cattle genes could be keys to more sustainable beef industry  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
A newly discovered series of genes related to feed efficiency could pave the way to making cattle farming cheaper and more sustainable, according to... more
Australia must commit to net-zero emissions says climate scientist  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Murdoch University climate scientist Dr. Jatin Kala says coal needs to stay in the ground and fossil fuel emissions phased to net-zero starting now in order to limit global warming... more
'Semi-synthetic' bacteria churn out unnatural proteins  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Synthetic biologists seek to create new life with forms and functions not seen in nature. Although scientists are a long way from making a completely artificial life form, they have made semi-synthetic organisms that have an... more
Little genes, big conservation: Scientists study genetic rescue  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
A new article examines the potential and uncertainties of attempting genetic rescue, a conservation approach that involves moving a small number of individual animals from one population to another to reduce genetic... more
Sea level rise requires extra management to maintain salt marshes  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Salt marshes are important habitats for fish and birds and protect coasts under sea level rise against stronger wave attacks. However, marshes themselves are much more vulnerable than... more
Forest elephants are allies in the fight against climate change, finds research  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Forest elephant extinction would exacerbate climate change. That's according to a new study in Nature Geoscience which links feeding by elephants with an increase... more
310-million-year-old tree fossils to reveal new ancient animals  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Over 150 years ago, geologist Sir William Dawson made an astounding discovery in the Joggins Cliffs, along the shores of Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy. Within the lithified remains of a giant... more
Animal experimentation in research: between animal welfare and scientific quality  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
In animal experimentation in research, it is important to ensure both the highest scientific quality and high animal welfare standards, yet in practice, this can lead to interdependencies... more
New insight into microRNA function can give gene therapy a boost  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Scientists at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oxford have shown that small RNA molecules occurring naturally in cells, i.e. microRNAs, are also... more
Robotic fish helps protect native species from invasive pests  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at the University of Western Australia have developed a robotic fish that behaves like a bodyguard for native species and safeguards them against the aggressive attitudes of invasive pests. more
What is a species? The most important concept in all of biology is a complete mystery  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A koala bear isn't actually a bear, it's a marsupial. Whales aren't fish, they're mammals. Tomatoes... more
Unmasking mutant cancer cells  MIT · 1 day
A new dosing regimen for an old cancer drug shows new promise as an immunotherapy. more
Living longer or healthier? Genetic discovery in worms suggests they can be separated  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Gene identified in worms controls how resources are allocated for stress resilience, longevity and fertility. more
Scientists describe an almost complete albatross skull from the pliocene epoch  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Senckenberg ornithologist Gerald Mayr, in conjunction with his colleague Alan Tennyson of the Te Papa Museum in New Zealand, describe a previously unknown, extinct albatross species... more
Bioengineered cell walls open new medical, research possibilities  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Biomedical engineers at Penn State have developed a process to build protective, synthetic plant cell walls around animal cells. The work, published in Nature Communications, could hold significant potential for a variety... more
Molecular switches may control lifespan and healthspan separately, genetic discovery suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Aging research indicates that better healthspan--the quality of life as we age--may be more important than lifespan. more
Research opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmias  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital report creating the first human tissue model of an inherited heart arrhythmia, replicating two patients' abnormal heart rhythms in a dish,... more
Fundamental parameters, evolutionary status determined for three chemically peculiar stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Astronomers have conducted spectroscopic observations of three magnetic chemically peculiar (CP) stars, HD 188041, HD 111133 and HD 204411. Results of these observations, presented in a paper published... more
Living longer or healthier? Genetic discovery in worms suggests they can be separated  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In a report published today in Nature Communications, a surprising new genetic discovery by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of... more
Researchers find a method to select for haploid mammalian cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Since the emergence of molecular genetics more than 50 years ago, scientists have tried to isolate haploid mammalian cells, that is, cells with half the number of chromosomes... more
People Are Overdosing on Wasp Spray in West Virginia  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Several people in a West Virginia county recently overdosed from wasp spray, which they used as an alternative to methamphetamine, according to news reports. more
Joshua Trees Will Be All-But-Extinct by 2070 Without Climate Action, Study Warns  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
More than 80% of California's iconic Joshua trees are likely to die at the hands of drought and fire over the next 50 years... more
New methods to recognize antimicrobial resistant bacteria and how they work  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The struggle against antimicrobial resistant bacteria is the main topic in the latest issue of the science magazine BfR2GO. more
Bioengineered cell walls open new medical, research possibilities  nanowerk · 1 day
Biomedical engineers have developed a process to build protective, synthetic plant cell walls around animal cells. The work could hold significant potential for a variety of medical and biomanufacturing applications for human... more
Researchers identify chemical compounds that increase stability of haploid cell  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Since the emergence of molecular genetics more than fifty years ago, scientists have tried to isolate haploid mammalian cells, that is, cells with half the number of chromosomes... more
Timing is everything for the mutualistic relationship between ants and acacias  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In the 1960s, Penn biologist Dan Janzen, as part of earning his Ph.D., re-described what has become a classic example of biological mutualism: the obligate relationship... more
Slug serves as 'command central' for determining breast stem cell health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new study published in Cell Reports found that a transcription factor called Slug serves as 'command central' for determining breast stem cell health, regulating both... more
Miniature gravitational-wave detector to be built at Northwestern  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of physicists and astronomers from Northwestern University is poised to lead gravitational-wave astronomy into its next evolution. The W. M. Keck Foundation has awarded $1 million, which will be used... more
Salt regulation among saltmarsh sparrows evolved in 4 unique ways  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In nature, as in life, there's often more than one way to solve a problem. That includes the evolutionary process. A new study in Evolution Letters finds that... more
Study explores role of iron in over 900 diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In a series of early-stage studies examining genetic data from over 500,000 people, a team of international scientists, led by Imperial College London, explored the role that iron plays in... more
Gene modulation goes wireless hacking the "boss gene"  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers from the University at Buffalo have successfully used technology to wirelessly tweak the functioning of a gene FGFR1. This gene is vital in the growth of embryos into adults. Their experiments... more
Medical News Today: Is this scab infected? Diagnosis and treatment  MNT · 1 day
Scabs are the body's natural defense against bacteria. When bacteria get beneath a scab, the wound can become infected. This article covers how to tell if a wound... more
Study finds sex-specific differences in risk and progression of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The abnormal accumulation of proteins in the brain is a biological marker for Alzheimer's disease, but the ways in which these proteins spread may help explain... more
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What is a species? The most important concept in all of biology is a complete mystery
PHYS.ORG
Ultrasound-assisted optical imaging to replace endoscopy in breakthrough discovery
PHYS.ORG
Video: Friend or foe? Fun facts about sharks
PHYS.ORG
DNA analysis reveals cryptic underwater ecosystem engineers
PHYS.ORG
VR app gives students a new way to see inner workings of cells
PHYS.ORG
Both fish and humans have REM-like sleep
SCIENCE-NEWS
Unprecedented display of concern and 'consolation' toward an unknown monkey offers hope for endangered macaques
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Five ways to be a responsible wildlife tourist
PHYS.ORG
In the active center of carbon dioxide conversion
PHYS.ORG
A drier future sets the stage for more wildfires
PHYS.ORG
Camera traps reveal Romania's incredible wildlife
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Snowball the dancing cockatoo has many moves
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Sustainability important to international tourists—new research
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New approach to energy strategy accounts for uncertainty
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Researchers model how octopus arms make decisions
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We spoke to survivalists prepping for disaster: here's what we learned about the end of the world
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Cancer genes help deer antlers grow
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How personalities of wild small mammals affect forest structure
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Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados
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