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Latest Environmental microbiology Stories

Next Generation Of Medicine Could Come From The Oceans
2013-09-02 12:21:36

Scientists are increasingly focusing their attention on the world's seas in the hopes of finding the next generation of medications that could lead to a variety of cures.

2013-08-08 14:02:31

In a discovery that further demonstrates just how unexpected and unusual nature can be, scientists have found two strains of bacteria whose symbiotic relationship is unlike anything seen before.

2013-08-08 11:03:27

The range of helpful bacteria in the guts of infants delivered by caesarean section, during their first two years of life, is narrower than that of infants delivered vaginally.

Dark Matter In The Biological Realm
2013-07-17 04:31:08

A hot topic in astronomy is the search for dark matter - mass that seems to dominate the Universe, yet eludes our detection. Similarly, the field of biology encounters its own "dark matter" problem.

Light Shed On British Columbia's Unseen Biodiversity With Global Survey Of Microbial 'Dark Matter'
2013-07-16 09:12:00

A landmark single-cell genomic study of microorgansims from sites across the globe is highlighting British Columbia's role as an 'oasis' of biodiversity.

2013-06-25 12:46:49

A new palm-sized microarray that holds 1,200 individual cultures of fungi or bacteria could enable faster, more efficient drug discovery.

Student Builds Human Colon Replica To Understand Impact Bacteria Has On Groundwater
2013-05-28 10:53:18

To better understand how bacteria impact the environment a former University of California, Riverside graduate student spent nearly a year building a system that replicates a human colon, septic tank and groundwater and "fed" the colon three times a day during weeklong experiments to simulate human eating.

Extreme Arctic Bacteria Could Thrive On Mars
2013-05-24 14:19:27

A recent discovery made on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic opens up the possibly that bacteria could grow on the surface of Mars.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.