Weaponizing oxygen to kill infections and disease

Weaponizing oxygen to kill infections and disease

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Weaponizing oxygen to kill infections and disease The life-threatening bacteria MRSA can cripple a medical facility since it is resistant to treatment. But scientists report that they are now making advances in a new technique that avoids antibiotics, instead using light to…

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Bacteria engineered to create fertilizer out of thin air

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Bacteria engineered to create fertilizer out of thin air, Researchers have created a bacteria that uses photosynthesis to create oxygen during the day, and at night, uses nitrogen to create chlorophyll for photosynthesis. This development could lead to plants that do the…

An ATM that dispenses antioxidants

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An ATM that dispenses antioxidants, Researchers have found that a protein called ATM (short for ataxia-telangiectasia mutated) can sense the presence of reactive oxygen species and responds by sounding the alarm to trigger the production of antioxidants. , Continue reading . ….

Method of Making Oxygen from Water in Zero Gravity Raises Hope for Long-Distance Space Travel

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Method of Making Oxygen from Water in Zero Gravity Raises Hope for Long-Distance Space Travel, One of the main challenges with long-distance space flight is transporting enough oxygen for astronauts to breathe and enough fuel to power complex electronics — Read more…

Oxygen levels on early Earth rose, fell several times before great oxidation even

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Oxygen levels on early Earth rose, fell several times before great oxidation even, Earth’s oxygen levels rose and fell more than once hundreds of millions of years before the planetwide success of the Great Oxidation Event about 2.4 billion years ago, new…

Further drivers of ocean deoxygenation identified

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Further drivers of ocean deoxygenation identified, Measurements as well as model calculations equally show that the oxygen inventory of the oceans is decreasing. However, the models underestimate this decrease significantly making projections into the future problematic. , Continue reading . . ….

Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ forecasted to exceed the size of Connecticut

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Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ forecasted to exceed the size of Connecticut , Scientists have predicted the dead zone, or area with little to no oxygen in the northern Gulf of Mexico, will become larger than the state of Connecticut by the…

Did extreme fluctuations in oxygen, not a gradual rise, spark the Cambrian explosion?

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Did extreme fluctuations in oxygen, not a gradual rise, spark the Cambrian explosion?, Five hundred and forty million years ago, during the Cambrian period, life suddenly went nuts. ‘Blossomed’ is far too mild a word: instead, geologists call this sudden diversification an…

The first stars may have formed much earlier than scientists thought

The first stars may have formed much earlier than scientists thought

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The first stars may have formed much earlier than scientists thought, , After the Big Bang occurred, there was no oxygen in the early universe. Stars had to be born before oxygen could be created by fusion processes. When these stars died,…

Hippo waste causes fish kills in Africa’s Mara River

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Hippo waste causes fish kills in Africa’s Mara River , , Ecologists have long known that agricultural and sewage pollution can cause low oxygen conditions and fish kills in rivers. A new study reports that hippo waste can have a similar effect…

A small sea as a model region for the global coastal ocean

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A small sea as a model region for the global coastal ocean, , Warming, acidification, eutrophication, the loss of oxygen — examples of major changes being observed or expected for the future in coastal zones around the world. These processes are occurring…

Studying oxygen, scientists discover clues to recovery from mass extinction

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Studying oxygen, scientists discover clues to recovery from mass extinction, , A research team is helping to understand why the Permian-Triassic mass extinction event happened and why it took life so long to recover. , Continue reading . . . , ,…