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How Sex and Scientific Research Saved Your Steak Dinner (and Bambi) From the Screwworm Fly—Again


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How Sex and Scientific Research Saved Your Steak Dinner (and Bambi) From the Screwworm Fly—Again

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

By Susan J. Weller, Ph.D., and Robert K.D. Peterson, Ph.D. If there is one thing that we have learned from scientific research, it’s this: We cannot know where the next breakthrough will come from, but maintaining adequate funding for our nation’s scientific researchers is money well-spent. As an example, consider the screwworm fly in the […]

USDA Announces Eradication of New World Screwworm in Florida

Friday, March 24th, 2017

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)is announcing the successful eradication of the New World screwworm (NWS) from Florida. “I want to personally thank our many collaborating partners at the Federal, State, and local levels,” said Dr. Jack Shere, USDA Chief Veterinarian. “Through their dedication and professionalism close to 154 million sterile flies have […]

Unlocking the potential for innovation in rural California

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

UC ANR has for more than a century been in the business of what’s known as “technology incubation” — providing infrastructure, tools and connections to help scientists and entrepreneurs turn innovative ideas into profitable, socially beneficial enterprises. Expanding ANR’s role as an incubator in California is a top priorities of ANR. It’s also an area where […]

Edward Knipling and Raymond Bushland Win Award for the Sterile Insect Technique

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Two prominent members of the Entomological Society of America were posthumously selected as winners of the Golden Goose Award, which honors scientists whose federally funded work may have been considered silly, odd, or obscure when first conducted but has resulted in significant benefits to society. Dr. Edward F. Knipling and Dr. Raymond C. Bushland are […]


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