The Agriculture Education Boom

Agriculture is the building block for all human life, so it comes to no surprise that universities all over the world offer degrees in various agricultural fields. Many universities have their own recirculating aquaculture systems and poultry, swine, and bovine farms for research initiatives. Agriculture is an art, and it takes years to master in […]

Stress isn’t just in your head anymore

Oxidative stress is a process that naturally occurs in the body, playing a significant role in the human aging process, but we’re seeing higher levels of chronic oxidative stress in young people in the world today. Poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyles, and exposure to damaging UV rays (sunburns) can speed up oxidation and contribute to development […]

A Kernel of Truth

Cinco de Mayo is not (as some might believe) Mexican Independence Day, but a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. In the United States, this day has evolved into a day of memorializing Mexican culture and heritage. […]

“Egg-cellent” Buying

While roaming the aisles of your neighborhood market, you will pass one of the world’s most common household items: eggs. However, the variety of eggs available to consumers has significantly increased over the years. It’s easy to see how consumers are overwhelmed by all of the choices, wondering how each egg is different and if […]

A Gut Feeling About Heart Health

Hippocrates is credited with saying “all disease begins in the gut,” over 2500 years ago, and the more we learn about human physiology, the more he seems to have been right.  Researchers around the world have been putting together pieces of the puzzle of human physiology for decades, making great strides recently with revealing the […]

Open Season for the Flu?

Flu season for humans normally hits its peak in December, January, and February. Anyone unfortunate enough to catch the flu will have between several days and a few weeks of coughing, sneezing, and fevers. Especially around this time of year, we’re reminded to wash our hands, cover our coughs, and stay at home when we’re […]

Bringing Aquatic Ecosystems Back to Life

Aquaculture is the controlled process of cultivating aquatic organisms like fish and shrimp for human consumption. It is a rapidly growing food market that has the potential to provide food security and protein-rich nutrition for more than 1 billion people by 2050.  With the expansion of aquaculture practices world-wide, cultured fish and shrimp experience physical, […]


Imagine a paleontologist digging up a fossil of a 250-million-year-old organism, perfectly preserved, that wakes up as fresh as it did millions of years ago when it went dormant. It sounds like a prologue to a dinosaur science fiction movie about bad ideas, but it is a completely real discovery of Bacillus spores in a salt crystal. Bacillus bacteria now […]

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