By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Algae are a very large and diverse group of autotrophic organisms, ranging from unicellular to multicellular forms. Algae, like plants, use the energy from the sun to carry on photosynthesis; however, unlike plants, algae don't possess the roots, leaves or stems characteristic of land plants...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The deepest spot on Earth is the Mariana Trench. Here an active community of bacteriaand organisms thrive and survive. This leads researchers to believe that in other ocean trenches there are hot spots of microbial life. Life in the ocean depths relies on organic matter...
Bacterial life in the deepest ocean trenches
By: Menaka Ratnayake
Scientists studying microbes have always been marveled by the fact that bacteria has the ability to adapt to even the harshest of environments both on land as well as under water. They always wondered what it would be like in the deepest trenches in the...
The role of algae in the ecological lifecycle
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Algae are at the base of many aquatic food chains in marine and freshwater habitats. They are autotrophic organisms, varying from single-cell to multicellular species. Species of algae are commonly found in marine and fresh water habitats, although, algae can also be found thriving on...
By: Prabhu Peiris
The field of medicine has improved greatly with the recent advancement of science and technology. Diseases that were thought to be incurable are now cured with these new discoveries. Gene therapy and nanotechnology are two of the latest technologies that are constantly under development. Gene...
An introduction to gene therapy
By: Mackenzie Cameron
Over about the past 25 years, scientists have been experimenting with a technique called gene therapy. Gene therapy is a new way that – when applied correctly – would treat and prevent disease. It is possible that in the future, using this new technique, doctors...

 

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