Dietary Spermidine Boosts Cognition in Insects and Rodents
Dietary Spermidine Boosts Cognition in Insects and Rodents
Mice and flies given the polyamine in their diet have increased brain cell metabolism and cognitive function, and epidemiological data hints at a similar benefit in humans.
Dietary Spermidine Boosts Cognition in Insects and Rodents
Dietary Spermidine Boosts Cognition in Insects and Rodents

Mice and flies given the polyamine in their diet have increased brain cell metabolism and cognitive function, and epidemiological data hints at a similar benefit in humans.

Mice and flies given the polyamine in their diet have increased brain cell metabolism and cognitive function, and epidemiological data hints at a similar benefit in humans.

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Wheat Blast Arrives in Zambia, First Time in Africa
Wheat Blast Arrives in Zambia, First Time in Africa
Munyaradzi Makoni | Oct 19, 2020
Experts fear the fungal pathogen will spread to other African countries, threatening wheat production.
Ancient Grains Hint at Prehistoric Beer Brewing
Ancient Grains Hint at Prehistoric Beer Brewing
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2020
Microscopic analysis of charred, shapeless lumps from archaeological sites revealed ancient cereal grains that may have undergone malting to make beer.
In COVID-19–Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
In COVID-19–Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
Munyaradzi Makoni | Aug 6, 2020
The pandemic and accompanying lockdowns have meant missing growing seasons and losing out on key data. As restrictions are partially lifted, researchers are adjusting to the new normal.
Ancient Wheat Genome Reveals Clues to the Agricultural Past
Ancient Wheat Genome Reveals Clues to the Agricultural Past
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2020
A museum sample of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian crop plant yields genomic information that helps researchers track the plant’s domestication and migration.
Drug Helps Plants Resist Drought: Study
Drug Helps Plants Resist Drought: Study
Abby Olena | Oct 24, 2019
The small molecule is effective in tomato and wheat in laboratory trials, but its scalability and applicability to real-world agriculture remains to be seen.
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
Catherine Offord | Jun 9, 2019
The unapproved crop is resistant to glyphosate in the weedkiller Roundup, but doesn’t seem to have entered the food supply.
Entire Bread Wheat Genome Fully Annotated
Entire Bread Wheat Genome Fully Annotated
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 17, 2018
It took an international group of researchers 13 years to crack the code and their efforts are already bearing fruit—one study has pinned down the genes responsible for wheat allergies and sensitivity.
USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
Anne N. Connor | Aug 14, 2018
The European Union says no thanks.
Washington State University Researchers Complain of Industry Influence
Washington State University Researchers Complain of Industry Influence
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2017
Agriculture faculty members allege funding from industry organizations is tied to their employment status.
GM Wheat Fails in the Field
GM Wheat Fails in the Field
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 26, 2015
A field trial of wheat genetically engineered to resist aphids fails to measure up to lab tests.
One Case Closes, Another Opens
One Case Closes, Another Opens
Tracy Vence | Sep 29, 2014
Unsure of the origins of a rogue crop found on an Oregon farm, the US Department of Agriculture is following up on a second issue related to genetically engineered wheat.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 28, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
A Lot to Chew On
A Lot to Chew On
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2014
Complex layers of science, policy, and public opinion surround the things we eat and drink.
Putting Up Resistance
Putting Up Resistance
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
Will the public swallow science’s best solution to one of the most dangerous wheat pathogens on the planet?
Rusty Waves of Grain
Rusty Waves of Grain
Kerry Grens | May 31, 2014
See how a ruinous fungus that attacks wheat wreaks its damage.
Plant Scourges
Plant Scourges
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 31, 2014
A sampling of some of the most devastating crop pathogens
Escaped GM Wheat
Escaped GM Wheat
Kate Yandell | Jul 18, 2013
The USDA is trying to figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon farmer’s field.
Fungus-Fighting Genes
Fungus-Fighting Genes
Ruth Williams | Jun 27, 2013
Two genes from wild relatives of wheat could save domestic wheat from fungal destruction.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Dan Cossins | Dec 7, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes