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2012-03-15 16:44:18

A simple, inexpensive dip-and-dry treatment can convert ordinary silk into a fabric that kills disease-causing bacteria — even the armor-coated spores of microbes like anthrax — in minutes, scientists are reporting in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

2011-11-28 23:09:15

Bacteria and fungi are remarkably mobile.

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2011-08-19 14:46:10

The mysterious goo that was found after washing up to the shorelines in a village in Alaska is made up of fungal spores.

2011-07-13 23:33:57

Rice – which provides nearly half the daily calories for the world’s population – could become adapted to climate change and some catastrophic events by colonizing its seeds or plants with the spores of tiny naturally occurring fungi, just-published U.S. Geological Survey-led research shows.

2011-06-24 08:00:00

CONCORD, Mass., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Molecular Workbench software (http://mw.concord.org) developed by the Concord Consortium was awarded a SPORE Prize, Science Magazine announced today.

2011-06-17 13:14:10

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have found that larger fungal spores can be more lethal.

2011-04-27 13:54:06

It may not be as catchy a combination as "Miss Scarlet in the parlor with a revolver," but "polyester-rayon wipes in the field followed by saline-surfactant extraction and vortexing" is the most efficient solution to an important biological game of "Clue" deduced by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As reported in a recent paper*, the NIST team studied different methods for collecting, extracting and quantifying microbial spores from indoor surfaces to...

2011-03-10 10:02:00

NASHUA, N.H., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverSpore LLC, an innovator in intelligent IT management solutions, has announced the release of their Spore Monitor compound metric extension to the Open Source community.

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2010-09-28 06:20:00

Hydrodynamic model of spore plumes explains how plume gives spores an extra oomph.

2010-09-09 01:05:34

Scientists today described development and successful initial tests on a substance that acts as a sunscreen for the microscopic spores of a fungus, brightening prospects for wider use of the fungus as a means of wiping out insect pests that attack food crops.


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gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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