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Tag: Disease

Infections Spread By Tick Bites

When my dog and I walk along the Snake River during the warm seasons of the year, we can both come home with a tick…

Progress in Fighting Wheat Rust

Scientists have been hard at work in recent years combating a significant disease of wheat. Stem rust is caused by a group of nasty fungal…

Keeping Potatoes Happy and Healthy

The next time you eat a baked spud you might want to think of the agricultural scientists who are hard at work trying to help…

Dancing with Death over the Centuries

Once I had a case of influenza so bad I missed close to a month of graduate school. I ran a fever and coughed until…

Helping One Billion Bovines

You and I have our challenges and some real worries, too. There are bills to pay and doctors to visit, to say nothing of mulling…