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Light Scattering Varies Among Corals

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 13, 2017

A new study reports which types of corals make the most of the sunlight they receive. 

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Injecting photosynthetic microbes into oxygen-starved heart tissue can improve cardiac function in rodents. 

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A Coral to Outlast Climate Change

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017

Stylophora pistillata, a reef coral in the Northern Red Sea, thrived in simulated global-warming conditions.

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An X-ray laser technique allows researchers to capture each stage of photosystem II—in vivid detail—at room temperature.

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Genetic Modification Improves Photosynthetic Efficiency

By Ruth Williams | November 17, 2016

Researchers enhance the photosynthetic yield of tobacco plants with genetic engineering.

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Blue Leaf Special

By Tracy Vence | October 26, 2016

Begonia plants capture extra light in the shade thanks to specialized structures in their chloroplasts.

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Sophisticated Symbiosis

By Tracy Vence | October 8, 2014

Specialized giant clam cells distribute photosynthetically productive light to symbiotic microalgae in an energy-efficient manner.

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Week in Review: March 17–21

By Tracy Vence | March 21, 2014

Protein appears to protect stressed neurons; vitamin A’s lifelong effects on immunity; stem cells influenced by substrates; supercharged photosynthesis through nanotechnology

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image: Next Generation: Nanoparticles Augment Plant Functions

Next Generation: Nanoparticles Augment Plant Functions

By Daniel Cossins | March 16, 2014

The incorporation of synthetic nanoparticles into plants can enhance photosynthesis and transform leaves into biochemical sensors.

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image: Microbes Expel Swarms of Vesicles

Microbes Expel Swarms of Vesicles

By Kerry Grens | January 10, 2014

Scientists present the first evidence that marine cyanobacteria release vesicles—billions and billions of vesicles.

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