Northwestern University scientists have developed a robust new material inspired by biological catalysts that is extraordinarily effective at destroying toxic nerve agents that are a threat around the globe First used 100 years ago during ... - Read More
One of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a science team researching biofuels with the help of supercomputers Their find could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non food waste plants ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and colleagues found that microbial communities in different regions of the Pacific Ocean displayed strikingly similar daily rhythms in their metabolism despite inhabiting extremely different habitats the ... - Read More
Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have found that periphyton a community of algae bacteria and other natural material living on submerged surfaces is helping to transform mercury pollution from a Superfund site along a New ... - Read More
Treating respiratory disease is often difficult because drugs have to cross biological barriers such as respiratory tissue and mucosa and must therefore be given in large quantities in order for an effective amount to reach ... - Read More
Many animals including humans acquired essential 'foreign' genes from microorganisms co habiting their environment in ancient times according to research published in the open access journal Genome Biology The study challenges conventional views that animal ... - Read More
Unique proteins newly discovered in heat loving bacteria are more than capable of attaching themselves to plant cellulose possibly paving the way for more efficient methods of converting plant matter into biofuels The unusual proteins ... - Read More
Bacteria that live on iron were found for the first time at three well known vent sites along the Mid Atlantic Ridge one of the longest undersea mountain ranges in the world Scientists report that ... - Read More
Dental diseases which are caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the mouth are among the most common health problems in the world Now scientists have discovered that a material called graphene oxide is ... - Read More
Proteins from salt loving halophilic microbes could be the key to cleaning up leaked radioactive strontium and caesium ions from the Fukushima Dai ichi Nuclear Power Plant incident in Japan The publication of the X ... - Read More
Researchers at Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research UFZ Germany and the University of Queensland UQ Australia have found that the electrification of the white biotechnology is not merely a green dream but an alternative to ... - Read More
Climate change can affect our food safety in a number of ways In a European study researchers at Wageningen University and Ghent University Belgium state that there is often a relationship between long term changes ... - Read More
Deep in the heart of synthetic biology are the proteins that make it tick Protein engineering is the crucial pulse of the booming relatively new scientific discipline Scientists grow harvest and reprogram proteins to become ... - Read More
University of Adelaide research has uncovered how the metal cadmium which is accumulating in the food chain causes toxicity in living cells Published in the journal Nature Communications this research has shown how cadmium disrupts ... - Read More
Researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute EBI a partnership that includes the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab and the University of California UC Berkeley have found a way to increase the production of fuels ... - Read More
interview by Dawn Levy IMAGE 1 2015 P00289CAPTION CREDITAndrew Stack of Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls on his expertise in geology chemistry and computing to advance understanding of the dynamics of minerals underground Image credit ... - Read More
Methane emissions are strongly reduced in lakes with anoxic bottom waters But here contrary to what has previously been assumed methane removal is not due to archaea or anaerobic bacteria A new study on Lake ... - Read More
For the first time researchers have produced a 3 D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact infectious virus using a unique X ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National ... - Read More
Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get The research was led by scientists from the U S Department ... - Read More
Researchers have long sought an efficient way to untangle DNA in order to study its structure neatly unraveled and straightened out under a microscope Now chemists and engineers at KU Leuven in Belgium have devised ... - Read More
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