Posts Tagged ‘bacteria’


Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

From dinosaur arms to bird wings and Hyde to Jekyll bacteria, two studies published today examine evolutionary transformations.

The Search for More Sustainable Biofuels

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Human gut bacteria? Tobacco? Food waste into jet fuel? Catch up on the latest research into greener and more efficient biofuels.

Termite Farmers

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

How do some termites make the most of their woody diets? Gut bacteria and the fungus that they farm!

Lou Reed, Giants and Farmers

Friday, November 1st, 2013
spiders, lou reed, fungi, fungus, bacteria, dinosaurs, giants, gigantism, sauropods

This week’s science news round-up includes musical spiders, gigantic dinosaurs and farming fungi.

Dirty Microbes

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
microbes, soil, mycorrhizal, fungi, bacteria, scientific american, agriculture, drought, GMOs, fertilizer

How can soil microbes improve farming practices?

Gut Fuel

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
E. coli, bacteria, gut, fuel, fossil, renewables, biofuels, exeter, hyrdrocarbons, fatty acids

What if the bacteria in your gut could produce a cleaner fuel for cars and trucks?

iGEM Competition

Friday, January 11th, 2013
iGEM, Stanford, Brown, Lynn Rothschild, academy fellow, undergraduates, synthetic biology, astrobiology, mining, venus, bacteria

A group of undergraduates from Stanford and Brown compete in a genetic engineering competition using synthetic biology techniques to answer astrobiology questions.

Antarctic Lake Life

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Think you live in a harsh environment? Think again!

E. coli Evolution

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Researchers are able to trace the evolution of a new trait in bacteria.

Gut Check

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Two UCSF researchers are trying to discover what trillions of microorganisms are doing in our guts.

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