Grow your own paint? Could happen using genetic coding of nature’s colors

In the United Kingdom, researchers from the University of Cambridge and Dutch company Hoekmine BV are unlocking the genetic code behind some of the...

Earth’s poles offer up valuable biosurfactants for biodiesel, washing clothes and more

In Germany, cold-loving molecules from the Earth’s poles can act as green detergents, fuel additives, and other applications. Researchers think the biosurfactants help bacteria...

Cattle study pinpoints genes responsible for cattle height

In Australia, a massive global study involving 58,000 cattle has pinpointed the genes that influence the complex genetic trait of height in cattle, opening...

Soil microbiome leads to discovery of new antibiotics

In New York, Rockefeller University researchers found and categorized a new class of antibiotics they call malacidins found in soil microbiomes that are active...

Citrus origin and evolution genomic research could help industry fight citrus greening

In Florida, a University of Florida professor, California-based U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute researchers, and a global group of scientists have traced...

First global atlas of soil-dwelling bacteria compiled

In Colorado, University of Colorado, Boulder researchers compiled the first global atlas of soil bacterial communities and identified a group of around 500 key...

Gold rush! Bacteria poops out gold nuggets

In Germany, researchers at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg found that the bacterium called Cupriavidus metallidurans eats up toxic metallic compounds, continues to live...

The sky is falling! 800 million viruses fall from the sky every day

In British Columbia, a study from the University of British Columbia found that more than 800 million viruses are deposited per square meter every...

Genomic data used for cockroach evolution history

In Japan, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology and Australia-based University of Sydney have traced key evolutionary time points of the...

Oh smell that smell – dead skin cells responsible for office stench

In Hong Kong, Lynyrd Skynyrd fans are loving the latest research to come from Hong Kong Baptist University that says human skin flakes are...

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