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  • How plants sense electric fields
    Source - An international group of researchers has pinpointed the sensor plants use to sense electric fields. A beneficial side effect: their work could contribute to the understanding of how the Ebola virus enters human cells.
  • Slime mold gives insight into intelligence of neuron-less organisms
    Source - How do organisms without brains make decisions? Most of life is brainless and the vast majority of organisms on Earth lack neurons altogether. Plants, fungi and bacteria must all cope with the same problem as humans -- to make the best choices in a complex and ever-changing world or risk dying - without the help of a simple nervous system in many cases.
  • Recent Advances in Slovita Science supporting Organic Systems
    Source - When organic amendments such as manure or compost are soil applied it is difficult to predict response using ordinary soil tests. Several recent research projects have shed more light on intrinsic nutrient potential of natural fertilizers. The projects all employed Solvita tests...
  • Lifestyle has a strong impact on intestinal bacteria, which has a strong impact on health
    Source - Everything you eat or drink affects your intestinal bacteria, and is likely to have an impact on your health. That is the finding of a large-scale study into the effect of food and medicine on the bacterial diversity in the human gut.
  • Forest discovery: Trees trade carbon among each other
    Source - Forest trees use carbon not only for themselves; they also trade large quantities of it with their neighbors, botanists report. The extensive carbon trade among trees -- even among different species -- is conducted via symbiotic fungi in the soil.