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UMD Assistant Professor Releases Comprehensive Nature Plants Review of the Current State and Future of CRISPR Technology in Crops, Exploring Applications Beyond Gene Editing

Qi and his team explore the current state of CRISPR in crops, and how scientists can use CRISPR to enhance traditional breeding techniques in nontraditional ways, with the goal of ensuring global food security in the face of climate change, diseases, and pests. 

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Old Protein, New Tricks: UMD Researchers Connect a Protein to Antibody Immunity for the First Time, With the Potential to Curb Birth Defects and Treat Autoimmune Disease

New applications of a human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) protein could represent a breakthrough in persistent infection and immunology, with many therapeutic prospects.

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U.S. Beekeepers Lost Over 40% of Colonies During the Last Year, With Annual Survey Showing Winter Losses as the Highest Ever Recorded

Results point to a need for increased research, Extension, and Best Management Practices.

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UMD Joins the Race to Create a Universal Flu Vaccine, with a Patented Innovative Delivery Technique

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine receives $3.1 Million from the National Institutes of Health to take flu vaccine work to the next level.

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Transgenic Fungus Rapidly Killed Malaria Mosquitoes in West African Study

Technology developed by the Department of Entomology could safely reduce malaria mosquito populations, including insecticide-resistant strains.

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