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22 April, 2018

Microbial communities have a seasonal shake-up

Turbulence and nutrient availability drive changes in Red Sea microbes.

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15 April, 2018

Computer models combat malaria

A new malaria metabolic model may uncover better ways to treat a highly deadly disease.

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25 March, 2018

Grime does pay when it comes to wastewater filters

A grimy layer on wastewater filters could slow the spread of antibiotic resistance.

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18 March, 2018

New eyes in the skies

The availability of high-resolution data collected by miniaturized satellites heralds a turning point in Earth and environmental sensing from space.

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04 March, 2018

Glaciers provide clues to combat desertification

Understanding how bacteria help convert glacier bedrock into soil could help address desertification.

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25 February, 2018

High salinity protects corals from heat stress

Corals living in highly saline waters may be more tolerant to rising water temperatures.

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18 February, 2018

Giving seagrass its due

Seagrass meadows play a pivotal role in protecting coasts against rising sea levels.

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11 February, 2018

Wiser ways with water

Safety assurance is the first step in bringing valuable wastewater into use, says Peiying Hong.

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28 January, 2018

Coral lifestyles reflected in their genes

A comparison of the genomes of two species of coral demonstrates unexpected genetic diversity.

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21 January, 2018

Not just a stem cell marker

The protein CD34 is predominantly regarded as a marker of blood-forming stem cells but it helps with migration to the bone marrow too.

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14 January, 2018

Enzyme from briny deep resurrected in the lab

Genomes of single microbial cells isolated from the Red Sea could yield a goldmine for biotechnology.

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07 January, 2018

Trawl of Red Sea surface waters finds little plastic

The Red Sea has relatively low amounts of floating plastic debris in its surface waters due to fewer sources or faster removal.

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24 December, 2017

Ancient jumping genes may give corals a new lease on life

Jumping genes could make an alga, and its coral host, more tolerant to warming sea temperatures.

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19 November, 2017

Peeking inside the brain

Pierre Magistretti, Distinguished Professor of Bioscience and Dean of the Biological and Environmental Science Division, talks to us on Facebook Live about how he first became interested in the brain and reflects on more than 30 years of experience in the field of brain energy metabolism.

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15 November, 2017

Welcome Professor Froekjaer Jensen

The Biological & Environmental Science & Engineering Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of yet another exemplary faculty - Prof. Christian Froekjaer Jensen.

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12 November, 2017

Sunny solution for killing E. coli

Treating wastewater with solar irradiation shows promise in reducing two E. coli strains but a resilient strain persists.

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10 November, 2017

Welcome Professor Krattinger

The Biological & Environmental Science & Engineering Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Simon Krattinger.

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05 November, 2017

Briny pool bacteria can clean up and power up

Promising electrochemical technologies for cleaning wastewater are boosted by discovery of extremophilic microbes in the Red Sea.

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05 November, 2017

Simple green synthesis is a breath of fresh air

A method for creating nanoparticles without using solvents could lead to environmentally friendly electronics.

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29 October, 2017

Red Sea is warming faster than global average

The world’s warmest sea is heating up faster than the global average, which could challenge the ability of the Red Sea’s organisms to cope.

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