microbial community

Hot springs of volcanic crater in Siberia reveals ancient ecology


April 27th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A study has found that bacteria in the scalding hot springs of a volcanic crater in Siberia can help reconstruct the evolution of Earth's early atmosphere.UChicago researcher Albert ... Read more...

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All humans have only 3 types of gut bacteria


April 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): A new study has found that humans have only three types of gut bacteria.It also uncovers microbial genetic markers that are related to traits like age, gender and ... Read more...

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Soon, liquid biofuels to be produced from brewery waste


February 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Cornell scientists are hoping to use brewery waste to produce liquid biofuels and other useful products.They have gained new insight into how efficiently the microbes in large bioreactors ... Read more...

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Bacteria ate up methane from Gulf spill, say scientists


January 7th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Bacteria consumed the methane released from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico within about four months, say scientists."It was remarkable. We had gone out ... Read more...

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Debates rage over impact of oil dispersants in Gulf


July 12th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Scientists are worried about the increasing amounts of oil dispersants creeping onshore, and its impact on the ecosystem.Initially, BP and the federal agencies involved in the spill response ... Read more...

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‘Life possible on Mars’


June 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that methanogenic bacteria that produce methane at a spring in Canada could be similar to earlier or present springs on Mars - suggesting possibility of ... Read more...

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Marine bacteria pitch in to help clean Deepwater Horizon spill


May 28th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): Researchers have found that dozens of different kinds of marine bacteria are hard at work to help clean the oil spill in Gulf of Mexico.Jay Grimes of the ... Read more...

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DNA microarray may help reveal reason behind coral reefs deaths


February 5th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a DNA microarray that may shed light on coral disease, which may help them learn how to preserve coral, one of the oceans most ... Read more...

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Womens hands carry more diverse bacteria than mens


November 4th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have found that human hands harbor far higher numbers of bacteria species than previously believed, and that womens palms ... Read more...

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Microorganisms may help produce renewable energy in large quantities


July 11th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): Scientists at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University say that two complementary approaches may help use microorganisms to produce renewable energy in large quantities, without damaging ... Read more...

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