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Scientists Resurrect Ancient Rubiscos to Understand Their Evolution
A team proposes that the addition of a small accessory subunit to the carbon-fixing enzyme was key to improving its catalytic properties and specificity to CO2.
Scientists Resurrect Ancient Rubiscos to Understand Their Evolution
Scientists Resurrect Ancient Rubiscos to Understand Their Evolution

A team proposes that the addition of a small accessory subunit to the carbon-fixing enzyme was key to improving its catalytic properties and specificity to CO2.

A team proposes that the addition of a small accessory subunit to the carbon-fixing enzyme was key to improving its catalytic properties and specificity to CO2.

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fuorescence microscopy of kidney tissue
Artificial Blood Breathes New Life Into Dead Pigs’ Cells
Andy Carstens | Aug 3, 2022 | 2 min read
A study’s authors say their oxygenating cocktail may lead to technologies that preserve organs in deceased people for longer periods for transplantation.
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Scientists Use Photosynthesis to Power an Animal’s Brain
Abby Olena, PhD | Oct 13, 2021 | 3 min read
Injecting oxygen-generating algae into tadpoles allows brain activity to continue in the absence of oxygen, researchers find.
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Longer Days Led to Oxygen Buildup on Early Earth: Study
Amanda Heidt | Aug 3, 2021 | 4 min read
Researchers propose that some of the planet’s earliest photosynthesizers benefited from a slowing of the Earth’s rotation that allowed them to produce a surplus of oxygen and paved the way for more complex life.  
Bright Lights and Bacteria Treat Rats’ Heart Attacks
Ruth Williams | Jun 14, 2017 | 3 min read
Injecting photosynthetic microbes into oxygen-starved heart tissue can improve cardiac function in rodents. 
Early Animals Oxygenated Oceans
Bob Grant | Mar 11, 2014 | 2 min read
Researchers suggest that ancient animal species helped oxygenate Earth’s oceans, paving the way for complex life forms to evolve.
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