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Iodine and selenium: dietary sources and nutritional status of the population of the Kurdistan Region in Northern Iraq (2024)
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Karim, A., Young, S., Hawrami, K., & Bailey, E. (2024). Iodine and selenium: dietary sources and nutritional status of the population of the Kurdistan Region in Northern Iraq. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, 85, Article 127495. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtemb.2024.127495

Aim The primary aim of this study was to determine the selenium (Se) and iodine (I) food concentrations and dietary intake of the population living in the Kurdish controlled region of northern Iraq. We also assessed the extent to which iodised salt... Read More about Iodine and selenium: dietary sources and nutritional status of the population of the Kurdistan Region in Northern Iraq.

Maternal selenium deficiency was positively associated with the risk of selenium deficiency in children aged 6–59 months in rural Zimbabwe (2024)
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Mutonhodza, B., Manzeke-Kangara, M. G., Bailey, E. H., Matsungo, T. M., & Chopera, P. (2024). Maternal selenium deficiency was positively associated with the risk of selenium deficiency in children aged 6–59 months in rural Zimbabwe. PLOS Global Public Health, 4(7), Article e0003376. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0003376

There is growing evidence showing the existence of selenium (Se) deficiency among women and children in sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, the key drivers of Se deficiency are not clearly understood. This study assessed the determinants of Se deficie... Read More about Maternal selenium deficiency was positively associated with the risk of selenium deficiency in children aged 6–59 months in rural Zimbabwe.

Stem-borne Roots as a Framework to Study Trans-organogenesis and Uncover Fundamental Insights in Developmental Biology (2024)
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Rasmussen, A., Vidoz, M. L., & Sparks, E. E. (in press). Stem-borne Roots as a Framework to Study Trans-organogenesis and Uncover Fundamental Insights in Developmental Biology. Current Opinion in Plant Biology,

Plants have a remarkable ability to generate organs with a different identity to the parent organ, called “trans-organogenesis”. An example of trans-organogenesis is the formation of roots from stems (a type of adventitious root), which is the first... Read More about Stem-borne Roots as a Framework to Study Trans-organogenesis and Uncover Fundamental Insights in Developmental Biology.

Assessing the Impact of Voluntary Certification Schemes on Future Sustainable Coffee Production (2024)
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Jones, K., Njeru, E. M., Garnett, K., & Girkin, N. (2024). Assessing the Impact of Voluntary Certification Schemes on Future Sustainable Coffee Production. Sustainability, 16(13), Article 5669. https://doi.org/10.3390/su16135669

Coffee production faces major sustainability issues and consumers increasingly look to choose certified coffee as awareness grows. While consumers’ understanding of sustainability issues is limited, independent voluntary certification schemes such as... Read More about Assessing the Impact of Voluntary Certification Schemes on Future Sustainable Coffee Production.

South Georgia marine productivity over the past 15 ka and implications for glacial evolution (2024)
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Wilkin, J. T., Kender, S., Dejardin, R., Allen, C. S., Peck, V. L., Swann, G. E., …Leng, M. J. (2024). South Georgia marine productivity over the past 15 ka and implications for glacial evolution. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 43(1), 165-186. https://doi.org/10.5194/jm-43-165-2024

The subantarctic islands of South Georgia are located in the Southern Ocean, and they may be sensitive to future climate warming. However, due to a lack of well-dated subantarctic palaeoclimate archives, there is still uncertainty about South Georgia... Read More about South Georgia marine productivity over the past 15 ka and implications for glacial evolution.

Root-soil-microbiome management is key to the success of Regenerative Agriculture (2024)
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Mooney, S., Castrillo, G., Cooper, H., & Bennett, M. (2024). Root-soil-microbiome management is key to the success of Regenerative Agriculture. Nature Food, 5, 451–453. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-024-01001-1

Building soil health and manipulating the soil microbiome, alongside targeted plant breeding that prioritizes preferential root architectural development, hold the key to the future success of regenerative agriculture. Greater integration is needed b... Read More about Root-soil-microbiome management is key to the success of Regenerative Agriculture.

Novel Insights Into the Architecture of Macro and Microstructures in Cattle Ossa Cordis (2024)
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Alsafy, M. A. M., El-Gendy, S. A. A., Atkinson, B., Sturrock, C. J., Kamal, B. M., Alibhai, A., …Rutland, C. S. (2024). Novel Insights Into the Architecture of Macro and Microstructures in Cattle Ossa Cordis. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 30(3), 574-593. https://doi.org/10.1093/mam/ozae046

Ossa cordis, bones located within the heart trigones, are often classified as heterotopic or ectopic bones. Despite their high prevalence in cattle and some other bovids, little is known about their structure or development. Scanning electron microsc... Read More about Novel Insights Into the Architecture of Macro and Microstructures in Cattle Ossa Cordis.

Zero-tillage induces significant changes to the soil pore network and hydraulic function after 7 years (2024)
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Wardak, D. L. R., Padia, F. N., de Heer, M. I., Sturrock, C. J., & Mooney, S. J. (2024). Zero-tillage induces significant changes to the soil pore network and hydraulic function after 7 years. Geoderma, 447, Article 116934. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2024.116934

Zero-tillage and ploughing are highly contrasting soil management practices that have distinct roles in generating soil porosity. Ploughed systems employ anthropogenic perturbation to manage weed pressure and ensure optimal conditions at time of sowi... Read More about Zero-tillage induces significant changes to the soil pore network and hydraulic function after 7 years.

Restoring understory and riparian areas in oil palm plantations does not increase greenhouse gas fluxes (2024)
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Drewer, J., Tarigan, R. S., Banin, L. F., White, S., Raine, E., Luke, S. H., …Pujianto, P. (2024). Restoring understory and riparian areas in oil palm plantations does not increase greenhouse gas fluxes. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 7, Article 1324475. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2024.1324475

Oil palm (OP) plantations have replaced large areas of forest in the tropical landscape of Southeast Asia and are major emitters of greenhouse gases (GHGs). To move towards more environmentally friendly plantation management, a hopeful approach is to... Read More about Restoring understory and riparian areas in oil palm plantations does not increase greenhouse gas fluxes.

Modelling the impact of wastewater flows and management practices on antimicrobial resistance in dairy farms (2024)
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Todman, H., Helliwell, R., King, L., Blanchard, A., Gray-Hammerton, C. J., Hooton, S. P., …Stekel, D. J. (2024). Modelling the impact of wastewater flows and management practices on antimicrobial resistance in dairy farms. npj Antimicrobials & Resistance, 2(1), Article 13. https://doi.org/10.1038/s44259-024-00029-4

Dairy slurry is a major source of environmental contamination with antimicrobial resistant genes and bacteria. We developed mathematical models and conducted on-farm research to explore the impact of wastewater flows and management practices on antim... Read More about Modelling the impact of wastewater flows and management practices on antimicrobial resistance in dairy farms.