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Unexpected Properties Of Methane-producing Microbe Revealed
2013-11-19 08:31:36

University of Massachusetts at Amherst Derek Lovley's lab at UMass Amherst show for the first time that one of the most abundant methane-producing microorganisms on Earth makes direct electrical connections with another species to produce the gas in a completely unexpected way For 40 years, scientists thought they understood how certain bacteria work together to anaerobically digest biomass to produce methane gas, important in bioenergy and the major source of greenhouse gas. But now...

2013-09-05 23:24:29

New fellowship program at UMass Boston will train environmental problem-solvers in Massachusetts Bay and the Horn of Africa. Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 The University of Massachusetts Boston is launching a new graduate program to train the next generation of environmental problem-solvers, funded by a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant will fund the creation of the...

2013-07-24 23:24:55

The media has recently been filled with headlines proclaiming that Down syndrome has been “cured”. These statements are not accurate, but that is not to say the findings are without significance. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The media has recently been filled with headlines proclaiming that Down syndrome has been “cured”. Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, is the most common survivable chromosomal abnormality and is caused by the presence at conception of a third copy of...

2013-07-09 23:23:25

A University of Massachusetts Boston researcher has published a study that examines how rising ocean temperatures could upend the delicate balance of life in marine ecosystems. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 A University of Massachusetts Boston researcher has published a study that examines how rising ocean temperatures could upend the delicate balance of life in marine ecosystems. Cascade Sorte, a researcher at UMass Boston’s School for the Environment, and Assistant Professor J....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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