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In Alaska, scientists from Alaska Pacific University’s Department of Environmental Science, found that an algae species growing on glaciers that turns the snow a...

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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...

New Genetics Test to Help Save Veterans Lives

In Arizona, Advanced Genomic Solutions has created a potentially lifesaving genetic test for veterans being served at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans...

Masterful Microbes Munch on Ocean Plastic

In Spain, researchers think we can thank microbes in the ocean for the lower amounts of plastic in the ocean than expected based on...

File too large? Genome data compression a hit with gene-sequencing companies

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Poof! Food magically made from microbes and electricity

In Finland, researchers concocted a recipe for food using water, carbon dioxide, microbes, and electricity. So can this Franken-food be mass produced and solve...

Living Wall brings life to interior spaces

In Italy, the Living Architecture project prototypes are gaining traction as an alternative living space where natural resources are incorporated into daily living. A...

How Biochar Improves Plant Health is Better Understood

In Israel, researchers at the Volcani Center Agricultural Research Organization have caught a better glimpse of why biochar can have positive effects on soil...

Better Way to Break Down Biomass for Biofuels? Fungi Holds Promise

In California, chemical engineering researchers have discovered that unusual fungi called Anaeromyces robustus can transform lignocellulose from plants into sugars, which could be quite...

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