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When toxins preserve populations

Some soil bacteria can alter their environment in such a way as to endanger their own survival – unless, that is, toxins do not impede their growth beforehand.

dateApr 17, 2018 in Ecology
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Spikes of graphene can kill bacteria on implants

A tiny layer of graphene flakes on a surface kills bacteria, stopping infections during procedures such as implant surgery. This is the finding of new research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, recently published ...

dateApr 16, 2018 in Nanomaterials
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Swamp microbe has pollution-munching power

Sewage treatment may be an unglamorous job, but bacteria are happy to do it. Sewage plants rely on bacteria to remove environmental toxins from waste so that the processed water can be safely discharged into oceans and rivers.

dateApr 11, 2018 in Environment
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