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Human Behavior & the Spread of Livestock Diseases

Joanna Cummings ·
By Scott Merrill and Eric Clark, University of Vermont The Social Ecological Gaming and Simulation (SEGS) Lab is a multidisciplinary research lab designed to examine pressing problems in the interacting domains of natural ecology and human society. We work on problems ranging from water quality and energy, to looking at how Covid-19 related social distancing behavior changes in different environments – from the grocery store to the park. We also are engaged in trying to understand the...
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University of New Hampshire Extension seeks State Specialist, Plant Pathology

Victoria Rappeport ·
UNH Extension seeks State Specialist, Plant Pathology The Extension state specialist in plant pathology directs and operates all aspects of the UNH-Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, including diagnosis of plant health problems and communication of results, maintaining sample information and data, and supervising staff. The UNH-PDDL provides diagnostic services for plant health issues for commercial producers, home horticulturists, landscapers, turf managers, arborists, extension staff, state and...
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Why Fatty Liver Disease Matters

Kristina Adams Smith ·
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a medical term related to a condition caused by a build-up of fat in liver cells, aka fatty liver. In a healthy body, the liver removes toxins and produces bile, a protein that breaks down fat into fatty acids to be digested. Fatty liver disease causes damage to the liver and prevents it from working. Why is this important? For most people, having fatty liver may not cause an illness but if left untreated and progresses it can cause injury to...

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