microscopic bacteria

Bacterial chats limit carbon absorption by sea

October 13th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Bacterial chats could significantly impact our climate by limiting the quantity of carbon dioxide absorbed by the seas from the air.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bacteria that live on and in humans orchestrate health and disease

December 16th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the old saying from Aesop's fables-You are known by the company you keep-also applies to the trillions of microscopic bacteria and viruses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria to fight stench at Germany’s Oktoberfest

September 11th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 11 (ANI): Germany's Oktoberfest organisers will use microscopic bacteria to get rid of the smelly odours during the mega-drinking and eating event.In the wake of the recent ban on smoking ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oil-munching bacteria may determine Gulf spill’s environmental impact

August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): The fate of Gulf of Mexico depends on microscopic bacteria that consume oil and other hydrocarbons by breaking them down, says a new study.These oil-eating bacteria could be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earliest complex organisms fed by osmosis more than 540 mln yrs ago

August 20th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): Scientists at Virginia Tech has shown that the oldest complex life forms, which lived in nutrient-rich oceans more than 540 million years ago, likely fed by osmosis.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

“Earthlings” to visit Martian moon Phobos

February 26th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Soon, the Martian moon Phobos would be visited by "Earthlings", in the form of an assortment of critters and microbes scheduled to make a round-trip journey to the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Large database shows impacts of acid rain on microorganisms

June 24th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Researchers at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US have developed one of the most comprehensive databases in existence on the impacts ... Read more...

Posted in National |