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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Enzyme Structures Illuminate Mechanism Behind Bacteria's Bioremediation Prowess

Mar. 27, 2017 — Scientists have solved the structure of an enzyme caught in the act of attacking toluene -- a chemical derived from wood and ... read more

Stress May Protect, at Least in Bacteria

Mar. 23, 2017 — Antibiotics harm bacteria and stress them. Trimethoprim, an antibiotic, inhibits the growth of the bacterium Escherichia coli and induces a stress response. This response also protects the bacterium ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with the first micro-scale self-sustaining cell, which generated power for 13 straight days through symbiotic interactions of ... read more

Microorganisms in the Subsurface Seabed on Evolutionary Standby

Mar. 20, 2017 — Through genetic mutations microorganisms normally have the ability to develop new properties over a short time scale. Researchers now show that microbes in the deep seabed grow in slow motion with ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Through genetic mutations microorganisms normally have the ability to develop new properties over a short time scale. Researchers now show that microbes in the deep seabed grow in slow motion with ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Biologists have announced the discovery last month of the largest Alberta bat hibernation site (based on estimated bat count) ever recorded outside of the Rocky ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Tardigrades have captured the imagination of scientists for almost 250 years, thanks to their ability to survive extreme environments that would destroy most other living things. One of these skills ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — A new species of blind, Amazonian catfish was named for the discoverer's young daughter, who frequently goes on trips to the field with ... read more

When the Sea Ice Melts, Juvenile Polar Cod May Go Hungry

Mar. 15, 2017 — Polar cod fulfil a key role in the Arctic food web, as they are a major source of food for seals, whales and seabirds alike. But the polar cod themselves might soon be the hungry ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — The night vision of frogs and toads appears to be superior to that of all other animals. They have the ability to see color even when it is so dark that humans are not able to see anything at all, ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — In a land where survival is precarious, Komodo dragons thrive despite being exposed to scads of bacteria that would kill less hardy creatures. Now in a study, scientists report that they have ... read more

Blood Ties Fuel Cooperation Among Species, Not Survival Instinct

Feb. 22, 2017 — Survival instinct does not influence species cooperative breeding decisions, a new study has found. Instead, it has found communal living and helping behavior, to be a natural result of monogamous ... read more

Those Who Help Each Other Can Invade Harsher Environments

Feb. 20, 2017 — Through cooperation, animals are able to colonize harsher living environments that would otherwise be inaccessible, according to a new study. The research community has long believed this was the ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — What looks like a caterpillar chewing on a leaf or a beetle consuming fruit is likely a three-way battle that benefits most, if not all of the players involved, according to an ... read more

Life Under Pressure: Microbes in Extreme Environments

Feb. 14, 2017 — Life can thrive in some of the most extreme environments on the planet. Microbes flourish inside hot geothermal vents, beneath the frigid ice covering Antarctica and under immense pressures at the ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Both species diversity and habitat diversity are critical to understand the functioning of ecosystems, scientists have concluded in a new ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers have identified new toxic metalloid-reducing bacteria in highly polluted abandoned gold mine tailings in Manitoba's Nopiming Provincial Park. Uncovering new bacteria with high ... read more

Sulfide-Sensing Mechanisms in Purple Bacteria

Feb. 13, 2017 — Scientists have uncovered a sulfide-responsive protein that helps control photosynthesis in the purple bacterium Rhodobacter ... read more

Marine Bacteria Produce an Environmentally Important Molecule With Links to Climate

Feb. 13, 2017 — Scientists have discovered that tiny marine bacteria can synthesize one of Earth's most abundant sulfur molecules, which affects atmospheric chemistry and potentially climate. This molecule, ... read more

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