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Scientists Have Discovered Microbial Communities Thriving on Plastic Marine Debris
Science & Tech  (tags: oceans, scientists, plastc marine debris, open oceans, polyethylene and polypropylene, microbial reefs, Plastisphere, single-celled animals, fungi, bacteria, pathogens, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, ocean gyres, plastic patches )

- 1725 days ago -
Welcome to the Plastisphere, a biological wilderness on microbial reefs of polyethylene and polypropylene in the open ocean teeming with single-celled animals, fungi and bacteria, many of them newly discovered.
Arctic Bacteria Discovered Breeding at Record -15 C
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, science, scientists, research, arctic, bacteria, study, interesting, Canada )

- 1796 days ago -
Bacteria that can live and multiply in High Arctic permafrost at temperatures well below the freezing point of water have been discovered by a Canadian-led team of researchers.
Electric Bacteria Could Be Used for Bio-Battery
Science & Tech  (tags: batteries, power, bacteria, energy )

- 1854 days ago -
In an important step toward the creation of "bio-batteries," a new study reveals how bacteria produce electricity when proteins in their cell membranes come into contact with a mineral surface.
Building Better Bacteria
Science & Tech  (tags: Bacteria, discovery, geneticengineering, health, investigation, medicine, NewTechnology, research, science, scientists, society, study, technology )

- 1906 days ago -
While your last interaction with bacteria may have been unpleasant, to say the least, synthetic biologists can't get enough of these stomach bugs.
Teardrop Protein Has Jaws to Chew Up Harmful Bacteria
Science & Tech  (tags: Teardrop, protein, has, jaws to, chew up, harmful, bacteria )

- 2279 days ago -
Washington, Jan 20 - Lysozymes, antiseptic proteins in our teardrops, have jaws that latch on and chomp through rows of cell walls of harmful bugs like someone hungrily devouring an ear of corn.
Genomes Sequenced: Bugs Within Mealybugs; And Bugs Within Bugs Within Mealybugs
Science & Tech  (tags: Bacteria, Mealybugs, animals, nutrients )

- 2446 days ago -
Bacteria may have bad reputations but in fact, all animals -- us included -- rely on them in critical ways.
Bacteria in Wasp Antennae Produce Antibiotic Cocktails
Science & Tech  (tags: Bacteria, Antibiotic Cocktails, Microbiology )

- 2568 days ago -
Bacteria that grow in the antennae of wasps help ward off fungal threats by secreting a 'cocktail' of antibiotics explains a scientist at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate.
Explosive Death for MRSA - Health - 17 January 2011 - New Scientist
Science & Tech  (tags: medicine, bacteria, science )

- 2653 days ago -
An antibody which causes MRSA bacteria to explode rather than divide brings hope for a universal vaccine.
New Species of Bacteria Found in Titanic 'Rusticles'
Science & Tech  (tags: species, bacteria, Titanic, microbe, rusticles )

- 2695 days ago -
A never-before-seen microbe has been found in the wreck of RMS Titanic.The Halomonas titanicae bacterium was found in "rusticles", the porous and delicate icicle-like structures that form on rusting iron.
Arsenic-Feeding Bacteria Find Expands Traditional Notions of Life
Science & Tech  (tags: Arsenicfeeding, bacteria, life, universe )

- 2699 days ago -
Scientists have discovered a form of bacteria that can thrive on arsenic -- an element generally considered toxic -- dramatically expanding both traditional notions of how life is sustained and the range of where it might be found in the universe.........
Arctic Bacteria With 100-Million-Year Hibernation Cycle Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: bacteria, arctic, habitat, science, scientists )

- 2771 days ago -
With a hibernation period of up to 100 million years, bacteria discovered on the Arctic sea floor may have longest life cycle of any known Earthly organism. Casey Hubert from the Geosciences Group and colleagues came discovered the bacteria
Repeated Antibiotic Use Alters Gut's Composition of Beneficial Microbes, Study Shows
Science & Tech  (tags: bacteria, gastrointestianl tract, good bacteria, probiotics, antibitoics )

- 2778 days ago -
By a conservative estimate, something like 1,000 different varieties of microbes coexist harmoniously within a typical healthy person's gut, said David Relman, MD, professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology at the medical school and chief
Metal-Mining Bacteria Are Green Chemists
Science & Tech  (tags: bacteria, green chemistry, metallic wastes, recycling, Desulfovibrio desulfuricans, palladium )

- 2790 days ago -
Microbes could soon be used to convert metallic wastes into high-value catalysts for generating clean energy, say scientists writing in the September issue of Microbiology.
'Charitable' Behavior Found in Bacteria
Science & Tech  (tags: Charitable behavior, bacteria, science, redearch )

- 2791 days ago -
Researchers at Boston University and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard have discovered that charitable behavior exists in one of the most microscopic forms of life -- bacteria.
New Microbe Discovered Eating Oil Spill in Gulf
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, history, news, research, scientists, bacteria, oil, deepwater )

- 2798 days ago -
Led by Terry Hazen at Berkeley Lab, a research team has obtained the first data ever on microbial activity from a deepwater dispersed oil plume. Their findings show that the oil appealed to a certain species of deep-sea cold temperature bacteria that

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