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Latest Applied and Environmental Microbiology Stories

2014-01-08 17:19:59

UT Arlington researchers focusing on the Amazon recently found that widespread conversion from rainforest to pastureland has significant effects on microorganism communities that may lead to a reduction in the region’s role as a reservoir for greenhouse gas.

2013-07-23 15:37:39

A benign crystal protein, produced naturally by bacteria and used as an organic pesticide, could be a safe, inexpensive treatment for parasitic worms in humans and provide effective relief to over a billion people around the world.

2013-05-01 12:32:35

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about one in six Americans gets food poisoning each year.

2013-04-25 16:15:56

The microbial population in the air of the New York City subway system is nearly identical to that of ambient air on the city streets.

2013-02-25 10:17:33

Washington University engineering researchers have created a new type of air-cleaning technology that could better protect human lungs from allergens, airborne viruses and ultrafine particles in the air.

2013-02-22 12:25:59

Sourdough bread resists mold, unlike conventionally leavened bread.

2012-03-14 13:02:23

A class of chemical compounds best known today for fragrance and flavor may one day provide the clean, green and renewable fuel with which truck and auto drivers fill their tanks.

2011-10-25 20:29:39

With salmonella-tainted ground turkey sickening more than 100 people and listeria-contaminated cantaloupes killing 15 this year, the ability to detect outbreaks of food-borne illness and determine their sources has become a top public health priority.

2011-06-27 21:23:41

Scientists have tested a predatory bacterium – Bdellovibrio – against Salmonella in the guts of live chickens.

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2011-04-06 14:21:12

Researchers have long known that landfills produce methane, but had a hard time figuring out why – since landfills do not start out as a friendly environment for the organisms that produce methane.


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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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