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Fungi show green way to recycle batteries

Fungi show green way to recycle batteries

Cunningham's team is developing the environmentally-safe way to do this with organisms found in nature -- fungi in this case -- and putting them in an environment where they can do their work.

How plants know whether it is day or night

How plants know whether it is day or night

The findings have implications both for improving crop yield and also in engineering artificial proteins that can be used to release drugs at specific spots in our body to treat cancer cells.

Breakthrough in AIDS treatment? Austrian researchers find potential remedy for terrible immune disease!

The research is based on a substance known as resveratrol, that occurs naturally in grapes as a means of defence against fungi and bacteria.

Fungal infections 'threat' to human health, warn scientists

More than one million people die from fungal infections around the world each year, but, there are no vaccines yet.

Antarctic fungi may survive Martian conditions

Antarctic fungi may survive Martian conditions

The quest for life on Mars is as tantalizing as ever and now, an experiment conducted on the International Space Station has suggested that fungi and lichens may be able to survive on Mars.

Fungi may lead to cheaper cancer drug

An anti-cancer substance which is already known to be found in yew trees can also be derived from a kind of microbial "bandage" that protects these trees from disease-causing fungi.

Connecting dots with `tree of life` for 2.3 million species

A first draft of the "tree of life" for the roughly 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes has been released.