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New Treatment in Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Shows Promise

Posted October 6th, 2014 at 7:43 pm (UTC+0)
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Researchers in New York say their new ‘programmable antibiotic’ treatment that fights dangerous bacterial infections without harming other more benign or even helpful microbes shows promise. The technique could also some day prove to be a useful tool in the fight against the growing global health threat of antimicrobial resistance In a study published in […]

Science Scanner: Bacteria Go Dormant Until Antibiotics Wear Off, Spacecraft Dives by Saturn’s Ring, and Antartica’s Disappearing Penguins

Posted July 2nd, 2014 at 8:22 pm (UTC+0)
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NASA Launches Mission to Study Atmospheric C02 NASA’s successfully launched its Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday morning. OCO-2’s mission, which is expected to last at least two years, will study atmospheric carbon dioxide, which scientists say is not only an important element of Earth’s carbon-cycle, but also the primary […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted May 30th, 2014 at 7:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Arctic Bacterium Offers Clues to Life on Mars

Posted May 24th, 2013 at 6:44 pm (UTC+0)
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A permafrost microbe has been discovered growing at –15°C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth. A team of scientists from Montreal’s McGill University made the discovery on Ellesmere Island, located in the Canadian High Arctic. Researchers said they  found the living strain of bacteria growing in the extreme cold of the  permafrost, which […]

Living Microorganisms Found High Above Earth

Posted February 1st, 2013 at 8:08 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists have discovered a considerable number of living microorganisms, including bacteria, in the middle to upper regions of the troposphere, the region of our atmosphere that’s about seven to 20 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology said their findings might help other scientists learn more about the role microorganisms […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted January 25th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC+0)
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New Microbes May Hold Clues To Extraterrestrial Life

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC+0)
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Scientists say they have found ancient microbial life in dark and very salty water some 20 meters below the surface of a frozen and isolated Antarctic lake. The finding could provide scientists with insight into how life could possibly exist in the most extreme environments on Earth as well as elsewhere throughout the cosmos. In […]

Antibiotics Might Contribute to Bee Die-Off

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 7:28 pm (UTC+0)
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A new study finds prolonged antibiotic use by beekeepers might play a role in the mysterious drop in honey bee populations in the United States. Yale researchers found genetic evidence that helpful bacteria, which normally live the bellies of honeybees, have become highly resistant to the antibiotic tetracycline, possibly weakening the bees’ ability to fight […]

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