Organic farming can drive transition to sustainable food systems

Organic farming can play an important role in triggering a shift towards more sustainable food systems, according to an article published in the scientific journal “Nature Sustainability”. A team of international experts argues that there is broad consensus that we urgently need to change the way we produce and consume food. Only then will we…

Global crop diversity in decline as just four crops dominate, study

Crop diversity around the world is declining, presenting a challenge for both the environment and food security. This is the result of new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough, published in the journal PLOS ONE on February 6. “What we found is that a very small number of crops, in particular wheat, rice, soybean…

Doha Model shows how to rein in water for irrigation

In spite of its challenges, digging of streams and creation of pond-like structures along their length can provide farmers with the much needed source of irrigation. Mandla and Dindori districts in southeastern Madhya Pradesh, India have a highly undulating topography, covered by large tracts of forests. Scheduled Tribes (STs) form more than half of the…

SGS ESTABLISHES NEMATODE REARING AND TESTING SERVICES IN BRAZIL

Nematodes present a serious threat to farm crops. To assist in the development of new crop protection products, SGS has established nematode rearing and testing services at its facility in Piracicaba, Brazil. Nematodes pose a significant threat to crops because, alongside their destructive capabilities, they are highly resistant and remain concealed in the soil. This…

Study finds test of protein levels in the eye a potential predictor of (future) Alzheimer’s disease

Low levels of amyloid-beta and tau proteins, biomarkers of Alzheimer‘s disease, in eye fluid were significantly associated with low cognitive scores, according to a new study. These findings indicate that proteins in the eye may be a potential source for an accessible, cost-effective test to predict future Alzheimer‘s disease. With Immense pleasure, Alzheimers Disease 2019 along with…

Gum bacteria implicated in Alzheimer’s and other diseases

Researchers are reporting new findings on how bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia. They detected evidence of the bacteria in brain samples from people with Alzheimer’s and used mice to show that the bacterium can find its way from the…

A new culprit in cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have shown for the first time that a blood-clotting protein called fibrinogen is responsible for a series of molecular and cellular events that can destroy connections between neurons in the brain and result in cognitive decline. With Immense pleasure, Alzheimers Disease 2019 along with the Organizing Committee Members invites all the participants from all across the…

Row Crop Market Is a Proving Ground for Biopesticides

The row crop biopesticide market remains on the front end of its infancy stage, although new and evolving product solutions are being proposed and developed every day. According to Dan Custis, CEO of Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM) (Van Wert, OH), biofungicide offerings from Bayer and Syngenta, along with multinational formulator Albaugh, represent the upper tiers…

Hidden differences between pathology of CTE and Alzheimer’s disease

An international team of scientists at Indiana University School of Medicine, University of Kansas and the U.K. Medical Research Council has dismantled the belief that Alzheimer’s disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy have identical pathology. Their discovery offers options for improved diagnosis and potential targeted treatments. With Immense pleasure, Alzheimers Disease 2019 along with the Organizing Committee Members…

Vertical Farming Market research details shared in report

The growing inclination towards efficient production of fruits and vegetables in environment friendly conditions, irrespective of climatic conditions, is driving the growth of vertical farming market. Increasing adoption of organic foods is one of the prime growth factors of global vertical farming Sector. Global vertical farming market is expected to reach $6,372.5 million by 2023,…