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New spider named for Pierre area

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A tiny spider found on the Fort Pierre National Grassland has been named after the area in central South Dakota.

The Capital Journal reports Theridion pierre is its official name.

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New spider named for Pierre area

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A tiny spider found on the Fort Pierre National Grassland has been named after the area in central South Dakota.

The Capital Journal reports Theridion pierre is its official name.

Arachnologist Brian Patrick from Dakota Wesley…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD wheat producers could see higher fees

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Farmers have been planting fewer acres of wheat in recent years in South Dakota. That’s meant less money for wheat research at South Dakota State University.

The solution sought by the South Dakota Wheat Commission is to end the check…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD wheat producers could see higher fees

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Farmers have been planting fewer acres of wheat in recent years in South Dakota. That’s meant less money for wheat research at South Dakota State University.

The solution sought by the South Dakota Wheat Commission is to end the check…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Benefits of beef touted

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Tracy Frank

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University researcher Eric Berg says beef’s reputation as being unhealthy is likely undeserved.

Berg, a meat scientist and professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, has been studying the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Benefits of beef touted

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Tracy Frank

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University researcher Eric Berg says beef’s reputation as being unhealthy is likely undeserved.

Berg, a meat scientist and professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, has been studying the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Report: SD low in fruit, vegetable consumption

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — In a 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Health, South Dakota ranked lowest in the nation in vegetable consumption and in the bottom five in fruit consumption, according to South Dakota State University Extension.

Almost 40 perc…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Study: Brain training helped older adults stay sharp for years

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

(Reuters) — A brief course of brain exercises helped older adults hold on to improvements in reasoning skills and processing speed for 10 years after the course ended, according to results from the largest study ever done on cognitive training.

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Study: Brain training helped older adults stay sharp for years

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

(Reuters) — A brief course of brain exercises helped older adults hold on to improvements in reasoning skills and processing speed for 10 years after the course ended, according to results from the largest study ever done on cognitive training.

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Top cancer researcher moves from Sanford to Avera

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A researcher that Dakotas-based Sanford Health hired to be the point man in an effort to find a cure for breast cancer has moved to the competing Avera Health network.

Brian Leyland-Jones and 10 of his Sanford colleagues mov…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com