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Caesarean babies have weaker immunity

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:17

Children born through a caesarean section procedure have different intestinal microbes than children born normally, says a study.

Bacteria that makes bio-diesel production more sustainable

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 18:58

Even as the search for alternative energy sources in the world escalates, researchers have discovered that efficient use of some microbes can make bio-diesel plants more productive by eliminating the creation of hazardous wastes.

Mars mineral similar to the ones made by microbes on Earth

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 18:22

Scientists have discovered that the earliest living organisms on Earth were capable of making a mineral that could be found on Mars.

Soil microbes play role in increasing rate of climate change

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:34

Researchers have found increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause soil microbes to produce more carbon dioxide, accelerating climate change.

Microbes help understand evolution of human language

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:40

Researchers have discovered how a species of pond life communicates, providing insight into the evolution of human language.

Life on Earth may have first originated deep underground

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 14:18

The first replicating life-forms on the planet may have originated deep underground, a study has suggested.

Antarctica`s Deep Lake harbours `promiscuous` microbes

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 15:34

Deep Lake, which became isolated from the ocean 3,500 years ago by the Antarctic continent rising, have provided scientists a unique niche for studying the evolution of the microbes.

Scientists produce gasoline from bacteria

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 13:48

In a first, Korean scientists have successfully developed genetically modified microbes that can produce gasoline, used as fuel for transportation.

Microscopic life discovered in oceanic crust

Last Updated: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 11:18

A team of researchers has discovered an entire ecosystems teeming with microbes in the bottom of the deep ocean.

Electricity generated from sewage using `wired microbes`

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 16:22

Stanford University engineers have devised a new way to generate electricity from sewage using naturally-occurring "wired microbes" as mini power plants, producing electricity as they digest plant and animal waste.

`Uninhabitable` Antarctic subglacial lake shows sign of diverse life forms

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 16:53

Scientists have found proof of diverse life forms, dating back nearly a hundred thousand years, in an Antarctic subglacial lake`s sediments.

Genomes of 201 microbes sequenced

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 21:36

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genomes of 201 microbes to find out more about the role these tiny, single-celled organisms play in our environment.