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New heart attack treatment uses photosynthetic bacteria to make oxygen

New heart attack treatment uses photosynthetic bacteria to make oxygen | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Bringing oxygen to starved tissues is what Stanford cardiovascular surgeon Joseph Woo had in mind when he and colleagues dreamed up the plan to put light-harvesting bacteria into the heart. In a heart attack, clogged arteries or blood clots cut off blood flow to the organ. Without oxygen supplied by the blood, heart cells die.

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How Architecture Could Shape Your Microbiome

Architecture could play a key role in exposing us to the good bacteria and keeping us away from the bad.
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60,000 critically endangered antelopes dropped dead in 4 days

60,000 critically endangered antelopes dropped dead in 4 days | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

This mass die-off has become something of a hallmark for the Kazakh saigas. Back in May 1988, 270,000 Saiga were wiped out in Kazakhstan, and again in May 2010, one of the populations lost 12,000 of its 26,000 individuals - both under much the same circumstances as we’ve seen this year. While researchers at the time put it down to an infectious disease called pasteurellosis, which attacks the lungs and intestines, they struggled to get out into the rugged and remote habitat to perform the extensive analysis needed to confirm this.

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Washington Post: DNA: The next big hacking frontier

Washington Post: DNA: The next big hacking frontier | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Imagine computer-designed viruses that cure disease, new bacteria capable of synthesizing an unlimited fuel supply, new organisms that wipe out entire populations and bio-toxins that target world leaders.

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