Mysterious Mars streaks probably not water and microbes after all NASA changes position about...

In Washington, DC, NASA published a report stating what they originally thought was water on Mars is more likely to be just markings in...

Newly discovered microbe is a methane-producing menace

In Ohio, a study of Lake Erie by researchers at Ohio State University suggest underestimation of methane-producing microbes and the amount of methane being...

Microbes respond differently in hybrid vs. inbred corn roots – could impact crop genetic...

In Nebraska, University of Nebraska researchers showed that a microbial community’s response can depend on the species of crop – or genetic profile of...

Ditch the Bug-B-Gone, More bugs means healthier homes

In North Carolina, researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, North Carolina State University and the Natural History Museum of Denmark found that the...

Microbes helping bring back nearly extinct Hawaiian plant

In Hawaii, a critically endangered Hawaiian plant has a chance for survival in the wild thanks to microbe research conducted at The Amend Laboratory...

Torque launches new immune cell therapeutics to treat cancer

In Massachusetts, Torque, an immuno-oncology company launched its technology platform to create a new class of immune cell therapeutics to treat cancer, financed with...

More Vitamin E could come in maize with new genetic findings

In New York, Cornell University scientists identified genes that control vitamin E content in maize grain, a finding that could lead to improving the...

Good riddance to rats thanks to genetic modifications to save native species

In Ecuador, conservation scientists are turning to genetic modification to control populations of invasive species taking over the Galápagos Islands. They are having a...

GAO finds program that oversees hazardous materials labs don’t meet key elements

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report highlighting its findings after looking at the Federal Select Agent Program, which is...

Largest ever collection of patient data of inherited epilepsy conditions gives hope

In the United Kingdom, researchers from Swansea University Medical School joined up with five other centers from around the world to compile the biggest...

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Healthy “milk-style” chocolate launch taps British biobased packaging firm 

In Ireland, a health food brand known for its dairy-free ice cream has teamed up with plant-based packaging firm Parkside.  Nobó will use Parkside’s...

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