Friday, May 23, 2014

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USDA Agricultural Research Service
May 23, 2014

Worms versus slugs:
Nocturnal monitoring by USDA scientists has confirmed that voracious worms in the Pacific Northwest are behind the disappearance of field pesticides used to control equally voracious slugs. (5/19)

Pigs ideal for obesity research:
USDA researchers have conducted a series of studies showing that the pig is instrumental as a model for human obesity-related research. Researchers found that using swine as a biomedical research model was useful for studying metabolic effects induced by a high-fat diet. (5/22)


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