Digesting lignin a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass is a limiting step to producing a variety of biofuels Researchers at Brown have figured out the microscopic chemical switch ... - Read More
Researchers have studied viruses as agents of disease in humans domestic animals and plants but a study of plant viruses in the wild may point to a more cooperative benevolent role of the microbe according ... - Read More
Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have discovered an antibacterial polymer that can be used in everyday products such as sportswear diapers and bandages without causing resistant bacteria Share This See Also ... - Read More
How green algae produce hydrogen in the dark is reported by biologists at the Ruhr Universität Bochum in the Journal of Biological Chemistry Biologists have uncovered a mechanism for the production of the gas which ... - Read More
The increasing production and use of antibiotics about half of which is used in animal production is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes or ARGs effectively reducing antibiotics' ability to fend off ... - Read More
Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and if exposed to the surface when long frozen soils melt and collapse can release climate warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much ... - Read More
Feb 11 2013 — The increasing production and use of antibiotics about half of which is used in animal production is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes or ARGs effectively reducing antibiotics' ... - Read More
With help from a wind tunnel and the latest DNA technology U S Department of Agriculture USDA scientists are shedding light on the travel patterns of microbes in soils carried off by strong winds The ... - Read More
By identifying two genes required for transforming inorganic into organic mercury which is far more toxic scientists have just taken a significant step toward protecting human health Share This See Also Genes Human Biology Dentistry Chemistry ... - Read More
Farmers treat seeds chemically in order to rid them of pest infestation Now researchers have developed a method that kills pathogens without harming the environment Pioneering seed suppliers are already implementing the procedure commercially Share ... - Read More
Much in the same way as we use shredders to destroy documents that are no longer useful or that contain potentially damaging information cells use molecular machines to degrade unwanted or defective macromolecules Scientists of ... - Read More
Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes long carbon chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to ... - Read More
A recent discovery funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR may very well lead to a process that not only benefits every uniformed service member of the Department of Defense but everyone ... - Read More
New York University physicists have developed a method for moving microscopic particles with the flick of a light switch Their work reported in the journal Science relies on a blue light to prompt colloids to ... - Read More
Scientists report that they have developed a method that cuts down the time it takes to make new 'parts' for microscopic biological factories from 2 days to only 6 hours Share This See Also Biochemistry ... - Read More
The rate of chemical processes in cells is dictated by the speed of movement diffusion of molecules needed for a given reaction Using a versatile method developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the ... - Read More
By simulating 25 000 generations of evolution within computers Cornell University engineering and robotics researchers have discovered why biological networks tend to be organized as modules a finding that will lead to a deeper understanding ... - Read More
OHSU researchers in partnership with scientists from several other institutions have published two new research papers that signal how the next class of powerful medications may currently reside at the bottom of the ocean In ... - Read More
Scientists have developed a way to grow iron oxidizing bacteria using electricity instead of iron an advance that will allow them to better study the organisms and could one day be used to turn electricity ... - Read More
In what is believed to be the first study of its kind researchers used genomic techniques to document the presence of significant numbers of living microorganisms principally bacteria in the middle and upper troposphere that ... - Read More
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