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Microbes that immobilize

Using a model organism isolated from a uranium seep of the Columbia River, scientists recently quantified how extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) in subsurface environments can be used to immobilize heavy ...

Jun 02, 2011 not rated yet 0

How microbes take out the trash

(PhysOrg.com) -- The molecular machinery bacteria use to rid themselves of toxic substances including antimicrobial drugs has been studied in detail by a UA-led team of researchers. A better understanding ...

May 10, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

Banana peels get a second life as water purifier

To the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels — which include polishing silverware, leather shoes, and the leaves of house plants — scientists have added purification of drinking water contaminated with potentially ...

Mar 09, 2011 4.6 / 5 (8) 0

Ark. fish deaths still a mystery after tests

(AP) -- The mystery of what killed tens of thousands of fish that washed up along the Arkansas River late last year can't be solved, state wildlife officials announced Wednesday, but they do have a theory about what caused ...

Jan 27, 2011 not rated yet 0