Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Parasites Can Affect Innate Behaviors of Their Hosts

Journal of Parasitology – A recent study in the Journal of Parasitology was conducted to determine if cricket behavior was affected by exposure to the horsehair worm parasite. The researchers concluded that the introduction of the parasite changed cricket calling behavior.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Pesticide Exposure: Is it Reducing Amphibian Populations?

Herpetologica – A recent study in the journal Herpetologica was conducted to test if the development and survival of Gray Treefrogs would be influenced by a fungal pathogen, an insecticide, or a combination of both. The results demonstrated that larval survival rates were not affected by either malathion or B. dendrobatidis.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Research Suggests Ways to Manage Downy Brome Infestations Triggered by Oil and Gas Operations

Invasive Plant Science and Management – The U.S. oil and gas industry has grown rapidly in the past decade, creating thousands of new jobs across a broad geography. The digging performed around rigs and pipelines, though, does have a downside. It disturbs the soil and surrounding native vegetation, giving invasive weeds a chance to flourish.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Turtle Hotspots Identified Around the World Contain Diverse Species and Richness

Chelonian Conservation and Biology – Global biodiversity is becoming more threatened as the human population continues to grow and use the world’s resources. Turtles have the misfortune of being on the leading edge of biodiversity decline and serve as an indicator of ecosystem degradation.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Cleft Lip and/or Palate Can Be Hereditary

The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal – A recent study conducted by The Cleft Collective found that people with a cleft lip/palate condition were unaware of it as a hereditary condition and the increased risk of passing it along to their children.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Physical Characteristics Versus Communication Signals in Lizards

Herpetologica – Among animals, color patterns on an individual’s body, and visual or acoustic signals, are often used to communicate with other members of the species. Males of many species of lizards bob their head up and down, or extend and retract a patch of skin on their throats (an action known as dewlapping), to indicate mate quality and intent to defend territory.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Microalgae may be new natural source for antibiotics

Phycologia – Bacteria are resourceful, and their growing resistance to antibiotics has drawn attention and caused concern worldwide. There is an urgent need to find new sources of antibiotics. Among other options, scientists are turning to natural compounds from relatively unexplored microorganisms.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Barrier Aids Bone Regrowth After Socket Grafting

Journal of Oral Implantology – The hole left by a pulled tooth is more than just a place where food can get caught and the tongue can “worry” the gap. It is also a place where disease can weaken bone. Surgeons typically fill this hole with socket grafting material, but a barrier placed over the graft may help the bone regrow even faster.

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Painkillers before oral surgery fail to ensure relief

Anesthesia Progress – Giving drugs before surgery to reduce postoperative pain is nothing new. With today’s widespread misuse of prescription drugs for post-operative pain, using drugs before surgery to reduce use of painkillers could be highly desirable. But does it work?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Survey Shows Growers Responding to Glyphosate Resistance with More Diversified Weed Management Programs

Weed Technology – A survey featured in the most recent issue of the journal Weed Technology shows that glyphosate-resistant weeds have begun to change the weed management practices used by growers.