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Sarkis Mazmanian: Microbe Machinist

By | April 1, 2013

Professor, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology. Age: 40

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Life in Lake Vostok?

By | March 13, 2013

Researchers analyzing samples from Antarctic subglacial lake confirm they have found unknown bacteria, and claim the microbes come from the lake rather than contaminants.

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Ice Lake Home to Life

By | February 8, 2013

Researchers have found evidence of microbial life in samples taken from a lake hidden beneath 800 meters of Antarctic ice, but it’s not yet clear how the bacteria survive.

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Samples Snagged from Antarctic Lake

By | January 30, 2013

US researchers have brought up liquid water samples from a body of water sealed beneath nearly a kilometer of Antarctic ice.  

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Life Under the Ice?

By | January 15, 2013

A US-led team of explorers are ready to start drilling into one remote Antarctic lake, while Russian scientists are about to analyze samples from another.

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The Soil Microbiome

By | January 1, 2013

There's a lot more than dirt to the soil in which plants grow.

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Microbial Life Beneath the Ice

By | November 27, 2012

Researchers uncover a diverse microbial community living beneath 27 meters of ice in Antarctica’s Lake Vida.

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With No Methane, Life on Mars Unlikely

By | November 7, 2012

Hopes of finding life on the Red Planet have been deflated after NASA announced that Curiosity has yet to detect notable amounts of methane in the Martian atmosphere.

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Microbial Awakening

By | November 1, 2012

Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO2 following the first rain after a dry summer.

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Live-Action Networks

By | October 1, 2012

Mass spec plus novel software equals dynamic views into the chemical lives of microbes.

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