Latest Deinococcus radiodurans Stories

2008-03-03 09:00:00

By Maria Callier An Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded scientist has identified manganese complexes in the bacterium Deinococcus radioduran that resists the damaging effects of radiation. The goal of the research is to investigate biomaterials that offer protection to Airmen from various environmental hazards, such as military personnel who are exposed to radiation in the course of their duties. According to Maj. Jennifer Gresham, AFOSR program manager, most biomaterials break...

2006-03-20 13:15:00

To travel among the stars, we must figure out how to survive the harsh radiation of outer space. Studies of radiation-resistant microbes on Earth provide some illuminating insights. NASA -- In Star Wars and Star Trek movies, people travel between planets and galaxies with ease. But our future in space is far from assured. Issues of hyperdrive and wormholes aside, it doesn't seem possible that the human body could withstand extended exposure to the harsh radiation of outer space. Radiation...

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