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ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
February 7, 2014

Potatoes and climate change:
USDA research suggests that potatoes may respond well when exposed to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and the increasingly erratic rainfall patterns expected to result from global climate change. (2/3) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2014/140203.htm

Myelin could play key role in piglet health:
Unlocking the effects of myelin production, an important aspect of brain development, in piglets may be one of the keys to their survival, USDA studies show. (2/6) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2014/140206.htm

Test strip detects botulism-causing toxins:
A test strip developed by USDA scientists may give homeland security and food safety officials a powerful tool to use against botulism-causing toxins. When put to work as the basis of a field-ready test kit, the strip can provide results in less than 20 minutes. (2/7) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2014/140207.htm


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