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Loss of regulation of protein synthesis and turnover underpins an attenuated stress response in senescent human mesenchymal stem cells (2023)
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Cells respond to stress by synthesizing chaperone proteins that seek to correct protein misfolding and maintain function. However, abrogation of protein homeostasis is a hallmark of aging, leading to loss of function and the formation of proteotoxic... Read More about Loss of regulation of protein synthesis and turnover underpins an attenuated stress response in senescent human mesenchymal stem cells.

Biological control interventions reduce pest abundance and crop damage while maintaining natural enemies in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis (2022)
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Insect pests are a major challenge to smallholder crop production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where access to synthetic pesticides, which are linked to environmental and health risks, is often limited. Biological control interventions could offer a... Read More about Biological control interventions reduce pest abundance and crop damage while maintaining natural enemies in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis.

High resolution species assignment of Anopheles mosquitoes using k-mer distances on targeted sequences. (2022)
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The ANOSPP amplicon panel is a genus-wide targeted sequencing panel to facilitate large-scale monitoring of Anopheles species diversity. Combining information from the 62 nuclear amplicons present in the ANOSPP panel allows for a more senstive and sp... Read More about High resolution species assignment of Anopheles mosquitoes using k-mer distances on targeted sequences..

Biological control interventions and botanical pesticides for insect pests of crops in sub-Saharan Africa: A mapping review (2022)
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Agricultural productivity can be increased sustainably in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by reducing crop losses due to insect pest damage. As an alternative to environmentally-damaging chemical pesticides, biological control interventions and botanical pe... Read More about Biological control interventions and botanical pesticides for insect pests of crops in sub-Saharan Africa: A mapping review.

Limits to reproduction and seed size-number trade-offs that shape forest dominance and future recovery. (2022)
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The relationships that control seed production in trees are fundamental to understanding the evolution of forest species and their capacity to recover from increasing losses to drought, fire, and harvest. A synthesis of fecundity data from 714 specie... Read More about Limits to reproduction and seed size-number trade-offs that shape forest dominance and future recovery..

The evolutionary heritage and ecological uniqueness of Scots pine in the Caucasus ecoregion is at risk of climate changes. (2021)
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Scots pine is one of the most widely occurring pines, but future projections suggest a large reduction in its range, mostly at the southern European limits. A significant part of its range is located in the Caucasus, a global hot-spot of diversity. P... Read More about The evolutionary heritage and ecological uniqueness of Scots pine in the Caucasus ecoregion is at risk of climate changes..

Ligula intestinalis. (2021)
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Ligula intestinalis is a common pseudophyllidean cestode found in freshwater ecosystems worldwide. It has a complex life cycle involving a planktonic copepod as first intermediate host, a planktivorous fish as second intermediate host, and a fish-eat... Read More about Ligula intestinalis..

Rich but not poor conditions determine sex-specific differences in growth rate of juvenile dioecious plants. (2021)
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Causes of secondary sexual dimorphism (SSD) in dioecious plants are very poorly understood, especially in woody plants. SSD is shown mainly in mature plants, but little is known about whether secondary sexual dimorphism can occur in juveniles. It is... Read More about Rich but not poor conditions determine sex-specific differences in growth rate of juvenile dioecious plants..

Mine spoil remediation via biochar addition to immobilise potentially toxic elements and promote plant growth for phytostabilisation. (2021)
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There are thousands of disused and abandoned mining sites around the world with substantial accumulations of exposed mine spoil materials that pose a direct threat to their surrounding environment. Management of such sites, and neutralisation of the... Read More about Mine spoil remediation via biochar addition to immobilise potentially toxic elements and promote plant growth for phytostabilisation..

Vector-Focused Approaches to Curb Malaria Transmission in the Brazilian Amazon: An Overview of Current and Future Challenges and Strategies (2020)
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In Brazil, malaria transmission is mostly confined to the Amazon, where substantial progress has been achieved towards disease control in the past decade. Vector control has been historically considered a fundamental part of the main malaria control... Read More about Vector-Focused Approaches to Curb Malaria Transmission in the Brazilian Amazon: An Overview of Current and Future Challenges and Strategies.

Citizen science and aquatic macroinvertebrates: public engagement for catchment-scale pollution vigilance (2020)
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ABSTRACT The Riverfly Partnership, launched in 2004, is a UK network of organisations and individuals working to protect river habitats and macroinvertebrate communities. The Riverfly Partnership’s Anglers’ Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI), laun... Read More about Citizen science and aquatic macroinvertebrates: public engagement for catchment-scale pollution vigilance.