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Baboon friends swap gut germs

The warm soft folds of the intestines are teeming with thousands of species of bacteria. Collectively known as the gut microbiome, these microbes help break down food, synthesize vitamins, regulate weight ...

dateMar 16, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Olive tree disease in Italy alarms EU

Brussels called for "complete vigilance" Monday to stop the spread of a strain of bacteria killing olive trees in southern Italy, the European Union's second biggest producer of olive oil.

dateMar 23, 2015 in Ecology
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Running fuel cells on bacteria

Researchers in Norway have succeeded in getting bacteria to power a fuel cell. The "fuel" used is wastewater, and the products of the process are purified water droplets and electricity.

dateJan 30, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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