Friday, July 19, 2013

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ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
July 19, 2013

Monitoring animal feeding habits:
A new system that monitors livestock feeding behavior has been developed by USDA scientists.
They designed software and hardware that incorporates standard radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology and a commercial reader to monitor animals' eating habits. (7/15)

The latest nutrition findings:
Research about the connections between the brain, cortisol, and weight loss are among the new nutrition and health findings in the most recent issue of the Agricultural Research Service Food and Nutrition Research Briefs. (7/16)

"Deep freezing" citrus:
USDA scientists are creating a backup storage site or "genebank" for citrus germplasm in the form of small buds, called shoot tips, which have been cryopreserved-that is, plunged into liquid nitrogen for long-term cold storage. (7/19)

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