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Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens

By Abby Olena | May 26, 2017

Two previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.

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Microbes Persist in Super-Salty Conditions

By Tanya Lewis | June 23, 2016

Extremophiles can thrive on perchlorates and metabolize carbon monoxide, researchers report.

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Grade-schooler Schools Ecologists

By Bob Grant | July 23, 2014

A sixth grader’s science project on the salinity tolerance of lionfish inspires an academic researcher to confirm the student’s results, expanding knowledge of an invasive species.

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Avoiding Salt

By Abby Olena | January 1, 2014

In a newly identified tropism, plant roots steer clear of salinity.

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Salt at Fault?

By Kate Yandell | March 6, 2013

Two groups of researchers independently showed that high salt exposure stimulates cells implicated in multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases.

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Better Biofuel Crops

By Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville | July 1, 2012

One way to increase biofuel production is to engineer plants that can withstand harsh environmental conditions, thereby expanding the range in which such crops can be grown. 

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Growing Better Biofuel Crops

By Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville | July 1, 2012

Research is underway to reduce the use of food crops for biofuels by shifting to dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues.

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image: Not Salt's Fault?

Not Salt's Fault?

By Jef Akst | July 7, 2011

New research raises doubt about whether cutting dietary sodium reduces risk of death from heart disease.

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