The seas and oceans of the world make up the majority of the surface and less is known about life in the oceans compared with the surface of the moon. New research has revealed the mysteries of oceanic microbial life.
The numbers of different microorganisms on the planet have always outweighed the numbers of other organisms. A new estimate paces a very large figure on the numbers of microorganisms, possibly up to one trillion.
Atopic dermatitis is a common condition. However, the causes are not fully understood. A new study suggests there are variations with the condition and the collection of microorganisms found in association with the skin.
Plastics are the bane of our existence. The worldwide consumption of plastics in 2015 is estimated to be 297.5 million tons, making plastics pollution a major problem. But research suggests a little worm may save us from being drowned in this pollutant.
Following recent high-profile safety lapses in government labs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed a moratorium on movement of all hazardous biological materials.
Microbial behavior matches that of economic markets, according to a new paper. Here microbes are said to ‘trade’ with each other. Sounds a little farfetched? Possibly not, although the idea is certainly radical.
A new report suggests that a greater focus on the role of microbiology in agriculture combined with new technologies could help mitigate potential food shortages associated with world population increases.
Imagine a cell phone that never loses power because its " battery " consists of millions of tiny bugs chomping on lunch, cranking out electrons for a continuos flow of electrical current. According to new research, microorganisms could power everything fr
The CTD Rosette. The CTD is an electronic instrument used in oceanography to collect water samples and record salinity (by measuring conductivity), temperature, and depth (by measuring pressure). The instrument is lowered on a hydrowire from the ship. Each cylinder (Niskin bottles) has lids at both ends. They are sent down open, and triggered to close electronically at the depth that water needs to be collected. This way, water can be sampled at many different depths throughout the water column.