Monday, September 29, 2014
Large Amounts of Weed Seed Present at Crop Harvest Offer Weed Control Opportunity

Weed Technology—Eliminating weed seeds before they can establish new plants is a practical and effective means of weed control in crop farming in certain parts of the world. At grain harvest, removing the weed seed often becomes a missed opportunity, and a tremendous amount of weed seeds are left on the field. Harvesting weed seeds can prevent them from becoming part of the soil seed bank.

Monday, September 22, 2014
Addition of ATP to midazolam offers enhanced dental sedation, fewer adverse effects

Anesthesia Progress - The anesthetic drug midazolam is in widespread use for brief dental and medical procedures due to its sedative and amnestic properties. However, cardiorespiratory depression can occur when it is given in higher doses or repeatedly to achieve deeper levels of sedation. A new study tests the ability of an added drug, adenosine 5′-triphosate (ATP), to safely achieve these deeper levels of anesthesia.

Monday, September 22, 2014
One-year outcomes are good for patients treated with superficial femoral artery stent

Journal of Endovascular Therapy – The use of stents has improved management and outcomes of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials are attempting to prove the same will be true for superficial femoral artery disease. Randomized trials have shown favorable results for self-expanding nitinol stents compared with balloon angioplasty. A new report seeks to test this treatment in a real-world population of patients enrolled in an observational registry.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
How Much Effect Does a Microhabitat Change Truly Have?

Herpetologica—To understand the behavioral patterns of all organisms co-existing together, we must examine our ecosystems, habitats, and even microhabitats. Even variation in climate change or human influence at small scales can ultimately have large impacts on the ecosystem as a whole.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Parasites "Think Big" When Infecting Hosts

The Journal of Parasitology—Parasites are among the most successful organisms on our planet, and scientists need to know more about how they manipulate their hosts. To boost their chances of survival, parasites may slow the growth of a host, make mating difficult, or weaken the host’s offspring. However, the authors of an article published in the current issue of the Journal of Parasitology say such statements are insufficient to describe the effects of parasites.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Little Progress Recorded in Historical Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment

The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal – The current issue of the Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal presents a historical review of what Western doctors and scientists knew about defects known as cleft lip and palate. The authors of the review sought to verify that treatment and surgical techniques for these malformations were largely esthetic and unchanged until the 19th century.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Fur Coloring Defines Subgenera of Bats

Journal of Mammalogy – The Myotis genus consists of a large, diverse group of bats, making it difficult for scientists to clearly define the 7 Myotis subgenera. Without clear distinctions, tracking the development and health of individual bat species becomes more challenging.

Monday, August 18, 2014
ASP Celebrates 100 years of The Journal of Parasitology

New Orleans—September 2014 marks 100 years since publication of the first issue of The Journal of Parasitology. To celebrate, more than 300 parasitologists gathered July 24-27 in New Orleans for the annual meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists, publisher of the journal.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Survey Examines Weed Management Selection Among Midwest U.S. Organic Growers

Weed Science—Organic farmers report that weeds are one of the biggest obstacles to the production of organic crops. In the field of organic agriculture, weed management is more complex and the use of herbicides is a last choice for weed control. Integrated Weed Management (IWM) systems offer a model for the use of multiple weed control methods that address ecological concerns.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Species Differences Found Among Algae That Help Corals Fight Climate Change

Phycologia – Corals that build reefs have few defenses against rising ocean temperatures and other effects of global climate change. Among the most important are dense populations of single-celled algae assigned to the dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium. Several groups of these microalgae are common to coral communities in shallow coastal waters throughout the tropics and subtropics, but few have been designated as separate species even though they are genetically and ecologically quite different.