Innovation in synthetic biology can strengthen American supply chains

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed domestic supply chain gaps that have impacted the lives of all Americans. Global shutdown orders put a magnifying glass on where we source our goods and revealed how vulnerable our domestic production capability is without access to raw materials, chemicals and many other inputs. The lessons we’ve learned from identifying these … Read more

UTIA Professor Selected as a 2022 American Phytopathological Society Fellow

Bonnie Ownley, professor, graduate director, and assistant department head in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, was selected as a 2022 American Phytopathological Society (APS) Fellow. The award recognizes Ownley’s many contributions and achievements in plant pathology, soil systems, biological disease control and professional service. Bonnie … Read more

New Report Outlines Blueprint for Rewilding American West

SAN FRANCISCO— A first-of-its-kind analysis by 20 leading scientists has identified a network of 11 federally owned reserves where wolves and beavers could be restored across the western United States. Restoring these keystone species could also improve degraded habitat relied on by 92 threatened and endangered species, including the Gunnison sage-grouse and the New Mexico … Read more

American College of Lifestyle Medicine named new content provider for

The addition of ACLM as a content provider to AMA Ed Hub will greatly expand access to the professional medical society’s continuing medical education courses (CME) focused on the six pillars of lifestyle medicine — nutrition, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, positive social connection and avoidance of harmful substances. ACLM joins other well-known organizations … Read more

American Forests Are Being Overrun by Invasive Species

The study found that many native plants are being displaced by invasive species that have been brought to the United States during the last century. A recent plant survey discovered that numerous invasive non-native species are thriving in Ohio. Invasive species that have been introduced to the United States over the last century are displacing … Read more

No ‘Safe Space’ for 12 key ocean species on North American West

For the generations who grew up watching Finding Nemo, it might not come as a surprise that the North American West Coast has its own version of the underwater ocean highway – the California Current marine ecosystem (CCME). The CCME extends from the southernmost tip of California up through Washington. Seasonal upward currents of cold, … Read more

VanMetre new chief academic officer of Calcasieu Parish schools – American Press

After 22 years with the Calcasieu Parish School Board, Jason VanMetre has been selected as the new chief academic officer. “I am so humbled and excited to be named CAO,” said VanMetre. “I am anxious to get out to the schools and see the wonderful things that are going on in our Calcasieu Parish schools.” … Read more

Ancient DNA clarifies the early history of American colonial horses

A newly identified 16th century horse specimen is among the oldest domestic horses from the Americas known to date, and its DNA helps clarify the history of horses in the Western Hemisphere, according to a study published July 27, 2022, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Nicolas Delsol of the University of Florida, USA, … Read more

Managing Editor, Biological Physics job with American Physical Society

Managing Editor, Biological Physics The Physical Review journals seek a Managing Editor with expertise in biological physics and the physics of life to lead, manage, and develop a new, selective journal that will serve researchers working at the interface of physics and biology. The new title will emphasize significant advances in understanding biological systems through … Read more