Artificial membranes mimicking those found in living organisms have many potential applications ranging from detecting bacterial contaminants in food to toxic pollution in the environment to dangerous diseases in people Now a group of scientists ... - Read More
Geologists from Trinity College Dublin have rewritten the evolutionary history books by finding that oxygen producing life forms were present on Earth some 3 billion years ago a full 60 million years earlier than previously ... - Read More
Materials made from nanoparticles hold promise for myriad applications from improved solar energy production to perfect touch screens The challenge in creating these wonder materials is organizing the nanoparticles into orderly arrangements Nanoparticles of magnetite ... - Read More
that block NSPs could eventually affect how staph infections are treated in the clinic Understanding this interaction can not only help us design better therapies in the future but may help make current treatment regimens ... - Read More
Many of the world's most important crop producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue according to a new study led by the University of ... - Read More
Some species of marine phytoplankton such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi can grow without consuming vitamin B1 thiamine researchers have discovered The finding contradicts the common view that E huxleyi and many other eukaryotic ... - Read More
Rice University scientists have performed a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing aka fracking of three gas reservoirs and suggested environmentally friendly remedies are needed to treat and reuse it Rice University researchers ... - Read More
Scientists have identified the developmental on off switch for Streptomyces a group of soil microbes that produce more than two thirds of the world's naturally derived antibiotic medicines Their hope now would be to see ... - Read More
The company EcoVerde by Mexican Humberto Uribe Luis Lobo designed a new filtration system that removes odor and other pollutants from wastewater through a biological process based on bacteria that feed on hydrogen sulfide a ... - Read More
A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic The laboratory recreation of a fungus derived antibiotic viridicatumtoxin B may someday help bolster the fight against ... - Read More
Released 7 Aug 2014 10 45 AM EDTSource Newsroom University of Wisconsin Madison more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations The Plant CellAug 8 2014 A fundamental chemical ... - Read More
A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin Madison has identified the genes and enzymes that create a promising compound the 19 carbon furan containing fatty acid 19Fu FA The compound has a variety ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of Kentucky led by nano biotechnologist Peixuan Guo have made some critical discoveries over the past year into the operation of biomotors the molecular machines used by viruses and bacteria in ... - Read More
Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process that powers ... - Read More
mitochondrial siderophore Mammalian mitochondria are membrane encased subunits within cells that generate most of the cell’s energy and like their bacteria counterparts mammalian mitochondria have their own siderophore mechanism that seeks out captures and delivers ... - Read More
The oxygen rich surface waters of the world's major oceans are supersaturated with methane a powerful greenhouse gas that is roughly 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide yet little is known about the source ... - Read More
Millions of microbial species populate the world but so far only a few have been identified due to the inability of most microbes to grow in the laboratory Edgar Goluch an engineer and Slava Epstein ... - Read More
A new biosensor invented at the University of British Columbia could help optimize bio refining processes that produce fuels fine chemicals and advanced materials It works by sniffing out naturally occurring bacterial networks that are ... - Read More
Released 7 1 2014 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom American Institute of Physics AIP more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Applied Physics LettersJul 2 2014 WASHINGTON D ... - Read More
Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions but they also have a dark side Once their use life has ended such agents often become environmental contaminants sometimes resistant to bioremediation In a series ... - Read More
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