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2011-03-15 13:29:39

An interdisciplinary team of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital researchers will study the possible link between the human microbiome, the mitochondrial genome and premature birth with a four-year $600,000 grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

2011-03-08 15:20:23

The researcher in question is Nadia Skorupa Parachin and the secret of her technique is enzymes that she extracted from garden soil.

2011-02-01 02:05:06

The more we learn about biology, the closer we get to being able to treat disease – and the more complicated our understanding of disease itself becomes.

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2011-01-27 14:07:47

When it comes to breaking down plant matter and converting it to energy, the cow has it all figured out.

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2010-12-28 09:35:00

A specific kind of ancient rock art found in Western Australia has managed to maintain its vivid colorization and high contrast over more than 45,000 years because it is comprised of living organisms, researchers from the University of Queensland have discovered.

2010-12-15 16:02:46

A mounting tide of scientific evidence suggests that the old adage from Aesop's fables — "You are known by the company you keep" — also applies to the trillions of microscopic bacteria and viruses that live on the human body.

2010-12-13 13:39:00

The human body is home to a complex ecosystem of microbes increasingly recognized as having a critical role in both health and disease.

2010-11-03 14:05:00

Research gives clearer picture of inhabitants living in ocean surface and gleans insights into how they adapt and survive ROCKVILLE, Md. and SAN DIEGO, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the J.

2010-08-26 17:04:45

A University of Oklahoma technology—GeoChip—played a critical role in an intensive study of the dispersed oil plume that formed at a depth between 3,600 and 4,000 feet some 10 miles from BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico.


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