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Climate-friendly microbes chomp dead plants without releasing heat-trapping methane

(University of Texas at Austin) Scientists have identified a new phylum of microbes found around the world that appear to be playing an important (and surprising) role in the global carbon cycle by helping break down decaying plants without producing the greenhouse gas methane. The phylum is named Brockarchaeota after Thomas Brock, a pioneer in the study of microbes that live in extreme environments who died on April 4.

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EMISSIONS: Climate-friendly plastics? These companies aim to try

Imagine a world in which plastic production offsets carbon dioxide emissions rather than creating them. A new pilot project — from a century-old oil and gas company and a fledgling biotech firm — aims to make that vision a commercially viable reality.

Biodegradable Algae Solar Panels Clean The Air While Growing Green Energy

What can generate clean energy, biomass for fertilizers, convert CO2 into oxygen, and be used in space? Algae. Pursuing this incredible organism’s potential is young Adán Ramirez Sánchez—23-year-old Mexican biotechnician and winner of MIT’s 2019 Latin American Innovators Under 35—who has made solar panels powered by algae instead of minerals mined from the earth. His […]

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Global Warming Solutions, Inc. Announces Closing of Private Placement – Yahoo Finance

TipRanks Goldman Sachs Bets on These 3 Stocks; Sees Over 50% Upside Potential What goes up must come down, as we all know. This fact of physics is the underlying worry of the stock market, that fuels our suspicions of…

New study published in Science maps wildlife microbiota

(Kern Communications) Wild Biotech, a preclinical stage drug discovery & development company emerging out of stealth mode, today announces the publication of its first major paper, which appears in the journal Science. The study mapped the gut microbiota of animals in the wild on an unprecedented scale, adding millions of potentially novel microbiome-based therapeutics for human diseases to the company’s already massive database. Wild will use these findings to first tap its database for targets in inflammatory, immune and gastrointestinal diseases.

Dartmouth engineering faculty elected senior members of the National Academy of Inventors

(Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth) Two Dartmouth Engineering professors have been named to the National Academy of Inventors’ (NAI) 2021 class of Senior Members: Charles Sullivan, professor of engineering, and Karl Griswold, associate professor of engineering.

10 Positive Updates on the COVID-19 Virus From Around the World – 2021 is Looking Brighter

With so many scary coronavirus headlines these days, we thought we would revise our very popular article series highlighting all the positive updates about the COVID-19 pandemic that we can find from around the world. If these hopeful headlines uplift you—don’t forget to share, and make some good news go viral across the globe… 1) Coronavirus […]

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria: Fluoride to the rescue?

Scientists have long been aware of the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant microbes that have resulted. While over-prescription of antibiotics for medicinal use has unsettling implications for human health, so too does the increasing presence of antibiotics in the natural environment. The latter may stem from the improper disposal of medicines, but also from the biotechnology field, which has depended on antibiotics as a selection device in the lab.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria: Fluoride to the rescue?

Scientists have long been aware of the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant microbes that have resulted. While over-prescription of antibiotics for medicinal use has unsettling implications for human health, so too does the increasing presence of antibiotics in the natural environment. The latter may stem from the improper disposal of medicines, but also from the biotechnology field, which has depended on antibiotics as a selection device in the lab.