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Those with an abundant supply of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, a common microbe in the Ruminococcaceae clan, fared much better than those with a limited supply, the study found.
Rehermann and her colleagues then exposed offspring of the microbe-receiving lab mice to a flu virus and to conditions that would normally cause colon cancer.
Probiotics have received a considerable jump in popularity over the last few years as new studies seek to understand what’s called the human microbiome, or the collection of microbes that live in and on your body.
Actually, the chlorine in water has a surprising low impact on soil microbes.
The company is working with Renewable Energy Group Inc. to use microbes to convert inedible crop residue like corn husks into biofuels.
Researchers tested this by transferring microbes from a diabetic mouse to a nondiabetic mouse.
If that happened, Cassini could potentially contaminate those worlds with Earthling microbes.
Although Cassini has been in space for 20 years, microbes from Earth could still exist on the spacecraft without air, water or protection from radiation.
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A hint of the Greek word bios, meaning "life", can be seen in microbe. Microbes, or microorganisms, include bacteria, protozoa, fungi, algae, amoebas, and slime molds. Many people think of microbes as simply the causes of disease, but every human is actually the host to billions of microbes, and most of them are essential to our life. Much research is now going into possible microbial sources of future energy; algae looks particularly promising, as do certain newly discovered or created microbes that can produce cellulose, to be turned into ethanol and other biofuels.
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