Archive: 16/03/2012

Lyme disease surge predicted for the northeastern US

The northeastern U.S. should prepare for a surge in Lyme disease this spring. And we can blame fluctuations in acorns and mouse populations, not the mild winter. So reports Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the ...

dateMar 16, 2012 in Ecology
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Far-out photosynthesis

Photosynthesis maintains Earth's habitability for life as we know it, and shapes the way we search for habitable worlds around distant stars. Scientists have discovered a microbe that can use low-energy light to perform photosynthesis. ...

dateMar 16, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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From unemployed to entrepreneur

More than 90% of companies launched by unemployed individuals are still viable after three years. And they’ve also created additional jobs, potentially bringing even more people out of unemployment. This phenomenon has ...

dateMar 16, 2012 in Economics & Business
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Nanopore: the Oxford story

Last month Oxford University spinout firm Oxford Nanopore revealed that it is to produce a new DNA sequencing machine the size of a USB stick.

dateMar 16, 2012 in Biochemistry
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