U.S. farmers continue to lose money… but why?
Why are farmers losing money? With a decline in prices for various crops, farmers are the ones having to carry the burden. Evidence in the journal, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, shows how the cost of running a farm is rising, but consumers are spending less of their income on the products. The study reports that this cycle threatens the future of U.S. farmers’ financial wellbeing (Emory University).
New dental tool detects risk of cavities before they appear
If you like candy, you’ll love this new dental tool. A new optical device can detect the risk of cavities before they appear. Using LED light and a chemical dye, doctors can see which teeth are in most danger of developing cavities and take preventive measures. The prototype was successfully tested in a recent paper published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (University of Washington).
New study says the brain processes smells both like a painting and a symphony
And finally… gardens around the nation are full of blooming roses and peonies. But as we inhale the sweet aromas, what’s happening in our brain? What makes a simple smell trigger a forgotten memory? A new study published in Cell Reports suggests that our brain uses various responses to process smells. Some are captured in a snapshot of cells, like a painting, while another process requires an evolving team of cells working together like a symphony. This discovery shows a flexibility in how the brain processes the sensory world (University of Rochester Medical Center).
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