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Microbes turn electricity directly to methane

(PhysOrg.com) -- A tiny microbe can take electricity and directly convert carbon dioxide and water to methane, producing a portable energy source with a potentially neutral carbon footprint, according to a ...

dateMar 30, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Effective Imitation: New chitinase inhibitors

(PhysOrg.com) -- The chitin-degrading enzymes known as chitinases are not just important to insects with chitin shells and to their predators, they also seem to be involved in the establishment of parasites in the human body ...

dateMar 08, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Microbes produce fuels directly from biomass

A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools ...

dateJan 27, 2010 in Biochemistry
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