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Jun 28, 2010 Comments Off

How to Fly a Hospital

Baptist Health in Montgomery, Ala. has partnered with experts in aviation management from Auburn University to redesign the way hospital staff operate in extreme situations.

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Hunting the Fruit Vine Killer

Pound for pound, one of the top cash crops in the U.S. is grapes. During 2009, 7.1 million tons, valued at $3.2 billion, were grown commercially in the United States. In California’s wine country, grapes for a certain cabernet sold at $27,000 per ton. So protecting the grape harvest is serious business…

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Mosquitoes Fight Pesticides; Auburn Punches Back

Mosquitoes. Everyone knows they’re annoying, but did you know they’re also deadly? The American Mosquito Control Association estimates that every year, more than a million people die from mosquito-borne diseases. And it’s going to get worse. We’ve been spraying insecticides in massive amounts across the globe, but we can’t do that forever. Mosquitoes are becoming [...]

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May 30, 2010 Comments Off

Take a Virtual Tour Through a Chicken

Most people encounter a chicken on the dinner table, and then only parts of it. Professors in Auburn’s poultry science department want to be knowledgeable about everything chicken, including the workings of the reproductive tract. After all: no guts, no glory. So they created “virtual” chicken with the Media Production Group to better understand and illustrate what’s going on inside a chicken’s egg-making factory.

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DNA Makes Treatment Personal

Have you ever been sick, and it took the doctor a few tries to correctly diagnose you? Or had to try a few different treatments before finding one that worked? Ya-xiong Tao wants to change all that with “personalized medicine”.

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