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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Global Analysis Reveals Why Many Bat Populations Are in Decline

Jan. 19, 2016 — Many of the 1,300 species of bat are considered to be threatened and declining. A new analysis reveals trends and causes of death in bats around the world, shedding new light on the possible factors ... read more

PRO as a Sustainable Energy Production System Is Crippled by Biofouling

Dec. 29, 2015 — Power generation by PRO produces little and next to nothing due to biofouling caused by bacteria that clog the membrane structure and the feed channel, say investigators. Prior to this study, ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Our drinking water is to a large extent purified by millions of "good bacteria" found in water pipes and purification plants, Swedish researchers have found. So far, the knowledge about ... read more

A DNA Analysis of Ballast Water Detects Invasive Species

Dec. 9, 2015 — The German research vessel Polarstern covers thousands of kilometere between the northern and southern hemispheres in search of samples of biological material. This ship, however, has some other on ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — Bacteria living in shallow sediment layers of permanently flooded wetlands in Asia drive arsenic release into water by feeding on freshly deposited plant material, a new study ... read more

Gut Microbes Trigger Fat Loss in Response to Cold Temperatures

Dec. 3, 2015 — Exposure to cold temperatures is known to mimic the effects of exercise, protecting against obesity and improving metabolic health. A study now reveals that the beneficial health effects of cold ... read more

Dec. 2, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that corals adapted to naturally high temperatures, such as those off the north west coast of Australia, are nonetheless highly susceptible to heat stress and ... read more

Nov. 26, 2015 — In bats, Toll-like receptors, the first-line defense mechanism against invading pathogens, are different from other mammals. This suggests that the way bats recognize certain pathogens may be ... read more

Scientists Discover the Secret Behind the Power of Bacterial Sex

Nov. 23, 2015 — Migration between different communities of bacteria is the key to the type of gene transfer that can lead to the spread of traits such as antibiotic resistance, according to ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — The warming of arctic waters in the wake of climate change is likely to produce radical changes in the marine habitats of the High North. This is indicated by data from long-term observations in the ... read more

Low-Oxygen 'Dead Zones' in North Pacific Linked to Past Ocean-Warming Events

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic conditions that led to vast marine dead ... read more

Every Species Counts: Value of Biodiversity Is Particularly High in Poor Environmental Conditions

Nov. 17, 2015 — The relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning greatly depends on the prevalent environmental conditions. An interdisciplinary team consisting of microbiologists and ecological ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — The vital ecosystem of bacteria in the human gut operates like a jungle, with competition between microbes helping maintain the stability necessary to keep us ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Manure management is serious business for a meat-hungry world. A single cow, depending on its size, can generate between 43 and 120 pounds of manure a day. Cow manure can be a low-cost fertilizer for ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Usually the microbe S. islandicus is found in hot and acidic volcanic springs, but now the microbe has also found its way to science labs. Here researchers have for the first time showed that the ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Bats in northeast China are infected with the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease that has decimated bat populations in North America since it first appeared in upstate New York ... read more

Oct. 30, 2015 — Researchers have said some of the venomous contents in the bats' saliva likely evolved by recruiting ancestral genes to produce new transcript molecules rather than by creating completely new ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Where there are people, there are bacteria, even in space. But what kinds of bacteria are present where astronauts live and work? In a recent study, researchers used state-of-the-art molecular ... read more

Mummified Seals Reveal Ecological Impact of Ice Change

Oct. 29, 2015 — Scientists are using the mummified remains of seals freeze-dried in Antarctica to examine the long-term effects of changing ice patterns on marine mammal ecology. Recent work examined over five ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — Earth in the days when life was just beginning had no protective ozone layer, so light-dependent, iron-oxidizing bacteria formed iron minerals around themselves to protect them from damaging ... read more

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