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How electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide

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A phototrophic microbe called Rhodopseudomonas palustris takes up electrons from conductive substances like metal oxides or rust to reduce carbon dioxide....
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  • On: Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:37 EDT

Squishing blood stem cells could facilitate harvest for transplants

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How deformable cells are, and thus how stiff or squishy they are, plays an important role in retaining blood-forming stem cells in their marrow niches and thus preserving their long-term repopulation capabilities....
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  • On: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:33 EDT

Anti-TB drugs can increase risk of TB re-infection

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Current treatments for tuberculosis (TB) are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). They don't, however, always prevent reinfection. Why this happens is one of the long-standing questions in TB research. A te...
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  • On: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:33 EDT

Paleontologists report world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

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Paleontologists have just reported the world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed 'Scotty,' lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago....
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  • On: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:33 EDT

How the 'good feeling' can influence the purchase of sustainable chocolate

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More and more products carry ethical labels such as fair-trade or organic, which consumers view positively. Nevertheless, the sales figures of these products often remain low, even though they offer advantages for the environment or for society. A team of ...
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  • On: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:05 EDT

Obese mouse mothers trigger heart problems in offspring

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Mitochondria manufacture energy in every cell of the body, including heart muscle cells. A new study shows that cardiac mitochondria are abnormal in the offspring of mouse mothers that become obese due to a high-fat, high sugar diet. Those offspring then p...
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  • On: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:05 EDT