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Arsenic-eating bacteria expand scope of what life could be

Peter Griffin posted in on December 3rd, 2010.

NASA researchers have discovered a strain of bacteria in a lake in California that uses arsenic as one of its nutrients, increasing the potential for finding new forms of life on Earth and beyond. The scientists, who today published their research in the journal Science, say the discovery shows the potential for life beyond the […]

Molecular biologist wins Rutherford Medal

Peter Griffin posted in on November 11th, 2010.

Biochemist Warren Tate, from Otago University, has won the country’s top scientific award – the Rutherford Medal – at last night’s Research Honours Dinner. Tate, who has been at Otago since 1968, is currently working with his team on a molecular which could help to treat Alzhemier’s, and is also researching chronic fatigue syndrome. Media […]

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