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David Hughes understands, maybe better than most, the devastating effects a plant disease can have on crops and the people who rely on them for food and income. PlantVillage solves crop problems by democratizing science-based knowledge - Full article
Change in disturbance regimes -- rather than a change in climate -- is largely responsible for altering the composition of Eastern forests, according to researcher Marc Abrams. Climate change not responsible for altering forest tree composition - Full article
The discovery of a "maternal age effect" by a team of Penn State scientists that could be used to predict the accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations in maternal egg cells — and the transmission of these mutations to children — could provide valuable insights for genetic counseling. Children born to older mothers have greater rates of mitochondrial mutations - Full article
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Oct 22, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Ming-Hu Han (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Cellular and Circuitry Mechanisms Underlying Behavioral Resilience to Social Stress
Oct 23, 2014 Thursday 11:00 AM
Thomas Van Boeckel (Princeton University)
Farming Pathogens: Disease in a world of our own making
Oct 27, 2014 Monday 12:10 PM
A. Lacey Samuels (Department of Botany, University of British Columbia)
Cell Biology of Lignification