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Microbial Life In Undersea Volcanoes Provide Exciting New Research Opportunities
2012-08-07 13:38:43

Although some have estimated a third of the Earth's biomass lives in our planet's rocks and sediments, little is known about these hard to reach organisms. A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), with possibly wide reaching implications, looks to study one group of methane-producing microbes that live deep in the cracks of hot undersea volcanoes.

New Coating Boots Out Biofilms For Good
2012-07-30 16:23:35

Slippery technology shown to prevent more than 99 percent of harmful bacterial slime from forming on surfaces

2012-07-09 23:00:14

The National Science Foundation awards a $150,000 Phase I SBIR Grant to Agile Sciences Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 Agile Sciences has been awarded

2012-07-02 23:00:24

Synoplex® treats infected, chronic and non-infected wounds in elephants and rhinoceroses, Claremont CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2012 Elephants and Rhinoceroses

2012-06-19 09:16:39

A study of the microbiome of the human nose provides clues to the cause of a chronic sinus condition and potential strategy for a cure.

2012-06-13 15:05:56

Human beings are ecosystems on two legs, each of us carrying enough microbes to outnumber our human cells by 10 to 1 and our genes by even more.

Microbes Capable of Surviving Harsh, Mars-Like Conditions Discovered
2012-06-09 05:58:05

Soil samples obtained from South American volcanoes have revealed a smattering of different microbe types that have somehow managed to survive in extreme conditions.

2012-05-31 01:22:21

Humans spend greater than 90 percent of their time indoors, but we're never alone there.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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