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New life forms discovered on earth!

These are not aliens, but a newly recognized type of bacteria found in the deepest regions of earth. In class, we divide bacteria into categories depending on their growth and energy requirements.  One such division depends on where the bacteria derive their … Continue reading

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Bacteria to save the day!

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill reminds us of the potential consequences of the need to rely on oil as our energy source. I know that I am responsible for the spill as much as BP is. I drive a … Continue reading

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“So for God’s sake, please breast-feed.”

So says Dr. David Mills, from  U.C Davis, summing up the take-home message from his research described in a great article in the New York Times.  Dr. Mills and fellow researchers Bruce German and Carlito Lebrilla, have discovered that the part … Continue reading

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