March 21, 2014
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Pathogens in cheese: Case study on Austrian curd cheese

In 2009 and 2010 two different strains of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes were found in traditional Austrian curd cheese known as ‘Quargel’. 34 people were infected, and a total of 8 patients died. Experts analyzed the genomes, and concluded that … Continue reading

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February 24, 2014
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Gauging what it takes to heal a disaster-ravaged forest: Case study in China

Recovering from natural disasters usually means rebuilding infrastructure and reassembling human lives. Yet ecologically sensitive areas need to heal, too, and scientists are pioneering new methods to assess nature’s recovery and guide human interventi… Continue reading

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September 26, 2013
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Understanding clouds as a necessary ingredient in the search for life: Case study of exoplanet Kepler-7b

Scientists have produced the first map of clouds on an exoplanet using the Kepler Space Telescope. Studying the atmospheres of exoplanets is the path towards ultimately identifying life elsewhere in the Universe. Understanding the role of clouds in exo… Continue reading

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September 3, 2013
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Case study reveals genetic discrimination in life insurance

A case study has revealed an example of life insurance companies discriminating due to genetic test results for cancer pre-disposition. Continue reading

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July 18, 2013
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Simple way to reduce healthcare costs identified

A new study provides a case study of a simple action that can reduce healthcare costs, without compromising care. Continue reading

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June 10, 2013
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How does inbreeding avoidance evolve in plants?

Inbreeding is generally deleterious, even in flowering plants. Since inbreeding raises the risk that bad copies of a gene will be expressed, inbred progeny suffer from reduced viability. A case study of Leavenworthia suggests that loss of complex trait… Continue reading

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June 5, 2013
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Bees and other pollinating insects are just one factor in food production

No food for the human race without bees? It is not quite as straightforward as that. A case study by ecologists in a coffee-growing area in India reveals that pollinating insects are just one production factor among many. Farmers have several possibili… Continue reading

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May 28, 2013
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Soda and illegal drugs cause similar damage to teeth: Acids erode enamel

Addicted to soda? You may be shocked to learn that drinking large quantities of your favorite carbonated soda could be as damaging to your teeth as methamphetamine and crack cocaine use. The consumption of illegal drugs and abusive intake of soda can c… Continue reading

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April 18, 2013
by Anjali Jaiswal
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Show Me the Money: Making the Business Case for Energy Efficiency in India’s Skyrocketing Building Market

Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco
Today, we unequivocally answered the question that developers ask the most:  can you prove that energy efficiency actually saves money in the context of Indian buildings? Our cutting-e… Continue reading

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February 25, 2013
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Giving a voice to kids with Down syndrome

A new case study shows children with Down syndrome can benefit from conventional stuttering treatment. Continue reading

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February 6, 2013
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Predicting a low carbon future for Toronto

Cities are major players in the climate change game. More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and over 70 percent of global GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions can be attributed to cities. A case study of Toronto demonstrates alternativ… Continue reading

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January 3, 2013
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Planets abound: Astronomers estimate that at least 100 billion planets populate the galaxy

Look up at the night sky and you’ll see stars, sure. But you’re also seeing planets — billions and billions of them. At least. That’s the conclusion of a new study by astronomers that provides yet more evidence that planetary systems are the cosmic no… Continue reading

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September 22, 2010
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Could New Labels Boost Lackluster Recycling Rates?

Earlier this year, we found that one of the top reasons why people don’t recycle is simply lack of convenience and know-how. While recycling may be second nature to some, many consumers are unaware of what goes in what bin and if it truly is,…
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