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Structure of hydrogen splitting enzyme revealed

In Energy, Synthetic Biology on July 26, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Scientists in Germany have brought the prospect of generating cheap electricity from hydrogen a step closer by taking a snapshot of an elusive enzyme that can split the gas as efficiently as a platinum catalyst.

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Carbon Nanotubes Compromise the Functions of Certain Protozoa, Study Shows

In Microbe, nano, Nanoscale on June 20, 2008 at 3:01 pm

A new study by researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, hints that carbon nanotubes may be toxic to microorganisms. When cultures of a certain key protozoan, a single-cell organism, were exposed to the nanotubes their ability to ingest and digest bacteria was hindered.

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Synthetic Copycat Of Living Cell Underway: Life, But Not As We Know It?

In Microbe on May 31, 2008 at 11:45 pm

ScienceDaily (May 29, 2008) — Researchers at The University of
Nottingham have taken some important first steps to creating a
synthetic copycat of a living cell, a leading science journal reports.
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