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October 17, 2014
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Ancient gene

Researchers at UD use ancient gene to study virus biology Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered that an ancient gene — ribonucleotide reductase (RNR), which occurs in all cellular life — provides important biological insights into the characteristics … Continue reading

March 9, 2013
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How to Thrive in Battery Acid and Among Toxic Metals

Genome of “extremophile” red alga offers insights In the movie Alien, the title character is an extraterrestrial creature that can survive brutal heat and resist the effects of toxins. In real life, organisms with similar traits exist, such as the … Continue reading

October 19, 2012
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In Blown-Down Forests, a Story of Survival

To preserve forest health, the best management decision may be to do nothing In newscasts after intense wind and ice storms, damaged trees stand out: snapped limbs, uprooted trunks, entire forests blown nearly flat. In a storm’s wake, landowners, municipalities … Continue reading

February 22, 2012
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Scientists Unlock Record of Ecosystem Changes Frozen in World’s Glaciers

*History of influence of industrial revolution hidden in glacial ice* New clues about how Earth’s remote ecosystems have been influenced by the industrial revolution have been uncovered. Until now they were locked away, frozen in the ice of glaciers. So say scientist … Continue reading