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March 1, 2013
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How a Microbial Biorefinery Regulates Genes

Digesting lignin, a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass, is a limiting step to producing a variety of biofuels. Researchers at Brown have figured out the microscopic chemical switch that allows Streptomyces bacteria to … Continue reading

May 29, 2011
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Species Extinction Rates Have Been Overestimated, New Study Claims

*However, researchers say, global extinction crisis remains very serious* The most widely used methods for calculating species extinction rates are “fundamentally flawed” and overestimate extinction rates by as much as 160 percent, life scientists report May 19 in the journal … Continue reading