salt
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Abby Olena | May 26, 2017
Two previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.
Microbes Persist in Super-Salty Conditions
Microbes Persist in Super-Salty Conditions
Tanya Lewis | Jun 23, 2016
Extremophiles can thrive on perchlorates and metabolize carbon monoxide, researchers report.
Grade-schooler Schools Ecologists
Grade-schooler Schools Ecologists
Bob Grant | Jul 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.
Avoiding Salt
Avoiding Salt
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
In a newly identified tropism, plant roots steer clear of salinity.
Salt at Fault?
Salt at Fault?
Kate Yandell | Mar 6, 2013
Two groups of researchers independently showed that high salt exposure stimulates cells implicated in multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases.
Better Biofuel Crops
Better Biofuel Crops
Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville | Jul 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. 
Growing Better Biofuel Crops
Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville | Jul 1, 2012
Research is underway to reduce the use of food crops for biofuels by shifting to dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues.
Not Salt's Fault?
Jef Akst | Jul 7, 2011
New research raises doubt about whether cutting dietary sodium reduces risk of death from heart disease.