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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Get a clue: Biochemist studies fruit fly to understand Parkinson's disease, muscle wasting
Erika Geisbrecht, Kansas State University associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, is studying the fruit fly, or Drosophila melanogaster, to understand a gene called clueless, or clu. Geisbrecht and her research team have found a connection between clu and genes that cause Parkinson's disease.
A 'Fitbit' for plants? Low-cost, portable platform to gauge plant health
"Larger sample size gives you more power," said Jesse Poland, assistant professor in the Departments of Plant Pathology and Agronomy at Kansas State University. "Measuring phenotypes is very labor-intensive, and really limits how big of an experiment we can do." The new tool will allow for faster measurements and accelerate the breeding process.
14 things in your kitchen to get rid of NOW
6/22/16 Good Housekeeping
Hand towels are most commonly contaminated surface in the kitchen, according to a March 2015 study from Kansas State University. What's worse, salmonella can continue to grow on cloths overnight, even after they were washed and rinsed in the sink. Researchers recommend designating one cloth for washing, one tea towel for drying, and sending both through the washing machine daily (especially if you've been cooking meat). If you've been using one towel to do everything, throw it out and grab a new one.
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