Chemical innovation by relatives of the ice cream bean explains tropical biodiversity

IMAGE: Inga acuminata leaves damaged by plant-eating insects. New results published in Science by Dale Forrister, doctoral student at the University of Utah, suggest that, during the sapling stage of tropical… view more  Credit: Steve Paton, Smithsonian Tropical Research Constant pressure from hungry insects forces plants to innovate: producing new chemicals to protect themselves. This is…

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Non-invasive imaging technique valid for identifying small airway disease in lung

IMAGE: In a landmark study, an international team led by Michigan Medicine confirms the ability of non-invasive imaging to identify early signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). view more  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory disease of the small airways in the lungs, affects 16 million Americans and is the fourth leading cause of…

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NSF International and NEHA to host Legionella Conference 2019

NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) are inviting experts and researchers in public health, sustainability, water management systems and academic communities to share oral and poster presentations at the Legionella Conference 2019, to be held Sept. 11-13 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The second annual Legionella Conference, Building Water…

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