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2008-10-29 11:38:21

Like something from a horror movie, the swarm of bacteria ripples purposefully toward their prey, devours it and moves on. Researchers at the University of Iowa are studying this behavior in Myxococcus xanthus (M. xanthus), a bacterium commonly found in soil, which preys on other bacteria. Despite its deadly role in the bacterial world, M. xanthus is harmless to humans and might one day be used beneficially to destroy harmful bacteria on surfaces or in human infections, said John Kirby,...

2008-07-16 18:00:21

By Michael A. Sawyers, Cumberland Times News, Md. Jul. 16--FROSTBURG -- Frostburg officials have told the developers of the Prichard Farms housing complex to correct a number of infrastructure deficiencies by Oct. 1 or the city would start using the firm's $1,989,851 surety bond to take care of matters. In a June 30 letter to Frostburg Associates, City Administrator John Kirby said work must begin by Aug. 1 and be completed in two months. Among the listed items are: --Implement an...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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