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7-11 June, 2018


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Discovery of an Oxygen-Loving Methanogen Solves a Paradox 

  The newly discovered methane-producing bacterium Candidatus methanothrix paradoxum uses oxygen to produce the greenhouse gas, and it does so in every part […]

New Continuous Cell Culture Process Will Revolutionize the Production of Therapeutics

  Scientists at the University of Newcastle in the UK have created a continuous cell culture process that expands the number of cells […]

Anti-Malaria Drug Might Be Able to Prevent Zika Virus

Chloroquine, an inexpensive anti-malarial drug proven safe in pregnant women, may also be effective against the Zika virus say researchers at the University […]

Biomarkers That Can Predict Fatal Ebola Infections Identified

  Eleven biomarkers that distinguish fatal Ebola infections from non-fatal ones have been identified by an international team of researchers from the US, […]

Salt, Gut Bacteria, High Blood Pressure, Autoimmune Diseases, and Probiotics

  Researchers at Berlin’s Max Delbruck Center have discovered that salt reduces the number of Lactobacilli in the gut.  Lower levels of Lactobacilli […]

Microbial Fuel Cells Can Effectively Clean Wastewater

Pig farmers on the Japanese islands of Okinawa in the East China Sea near Taiwan cannot use the normal methods of purifying their […]

Microbial Communities Produce Better Biofuel Enzymes Than Microbial Isolates

  Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Joint Biofuel Institute (JBEI) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California have discovered that microbial […]

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Vaccine Closer

  A vaccine for cutaneous Leishmaniasis being developed at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) can reduce the incidence of skin […]

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