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Scientists Reveal How Microbe 'Eats' Electricity

Some microbes, simple as they may be, have an ability to gather energy from extreme sources like sulfur, formic acid, minerals, and… electricity? Rhodopseudomonas palustris are gram-negative bacteria that has remarkable dexterity in obtaining energy and is able to take cues from the environment to employ photoautotropic, photoheterotrophi c, chemoautotrophic, or chemoheterotrophic …

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Scientists Discover A Process That Regulates Forgetting

Where did I park the car? In a study published last week in the journal Cell, scientists searched through potential genes in the roundworm C. elegans in order to find a likely candidate involved in forgetting. They subsequently discovered a gene that produces a particular protein, called musashi, that was found …

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