Archive: 06/4/2007

Researchers track how spores break out of dormant state

Tapping into the unknown world of awakening dormant bacterial spores, researchers have revealed through atomic force microscopy (AFM) the alterations of spore coat and germ cell wall that accompany the transformation from ...

Jun 04, 2007 3 / 5 (1) 0

Nitrate in Lake Superior: On the Rise

Nitrate levels in Lake Superior, which have been rising steadily over the past century, are about 2.7 percent of the way toward making the lake's water unsafe to drink, according to a study by University of ...

Jun 04, 2007 3.7 / 5 (6) 0

What Did Dinosaurs Hear?

What did dinosaurs hear? Probably a lot of low frequency sounds, like the heavy footsteps of another dinosaur, if University of Maryland professor Robert Dooling and his colleagues are right. What they likely couldn't hear ...

Jun 04, 2007 3.8 / 5 (13) 0

Study of staph shows how bacteria evolve resistance

Antibacterial resistance doesn’t happen overnight. But until recently nobody knew exactly how long it took — or how it happened at all. Now, by studying blood taken from a single patient over a period of months, Rockefeller ...

Jun 04, 2007 4.5 / 5 (10) 0