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Stories by Brendan Borrell

A Flower and a Way of Life in Peril

Prized—and increasingly rare—bouquets of an enchanting flower from Brazil’s mountainous heartland pit collectors against conservationists

February 4, 2016 — Brendan Borrell and Sapiens

Tiny Opossum Could Be Farmers' Friend

A small mammal that likes to feast on a soybean pest in Brazil's Cerrado illustrates how preserving this savanna landscape is good for farms as well as biodiversity

April 10, 2015 — Brendan Borrell and Mongabay.org
Farmers Urge Return of Jaguars to Protect Crops

Farmers Urge Return of Jaguars to Protect Crops

The big cats could return to do the job they once did in Brazil's grassland—hunt a growing population of wild pig relatives, called peccaries, that decimates crop yields

April 9, 2015 — Brendan Borrell and Mongabay.org
Booster of Red Blood Cells Synthesized for First Time

Booster of Red Blood Cells Synthesized for First Time

The technical feat involved stringing together all the amino-acid building blocks in erythropoietin, but it's unclear if the team produced a properly folded form

December 16, 2013 — Brendan Borrell and Nature magazine
Stories by Brendan Borrell

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