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Study Confirms Bacterium Proteins Bond To Phosphate, Not Arsenate
2012-10-04 08:09:51

A 2010 controversial study that discovered a certain bacterium used arsenic instead of phosphorous to build its DNA had been heavily scrutinized by the scientific community.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.