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Graphical representation of enzyme network necessary for metabolism.09.01.12Science Highlight

Understanding the Number of Different Substrates Used by Enzymes

Enzyme “promiscuity” and “monogamy” play a significant role in myriad biochemical reactions. Read More »

Hurricane Omar09.01.12Science Highlight

Fresh Water Feeds Hurricanes’ Fury

Understanding factors influencing a cyclone’s path and intensity improves our ability to forecast and mitigate impacts. Read More »

Illustration of molecular and genetic interactions visualized by Cytoscape demonstrating the complexity of mapping biochemical reactions.09.01.12Science Highlight

Roadmaps for All Atoms in Biochemical Reactions

How atoms move in biochemical reactions - a fast and accurate method to model all the atoms. Read More »

Single-celled marine cyanobacterium Cyanothece 5114208.01.12Science Highlight

Making a Better Hydrogen Producing Bacterium

A microbe able to produce hydrogen without typical poisoning by oxygen production. Read More »

Beaufort Sea north of Alaska (NOAA)08.01.12Science Highlight

Simulation of Arctic Clouds in Climate Models

Arctic clouds, major controllers of the radiative budget, are now better represented in climate models. Read More »

X-ray computer tomography (CT) image showing solid carbonate (calcite, green) grown in a network of glass beads (blue).07.01.12Science Highlight

Underground Storage of Carbon Dioxide—as a Solid

Nanoscale features in rocks enable more carbon dioxide to be trapped as a solid carbonate material underground. Read More »

Whole-cell hybridization fluorescent image of bacteria from an anaerobic bioreactor identified by probes specific for deltaproteobacteria (green) or genus Sporomusa (red).07.01.12Science Highlight

Mystery of Mercury Methlyation Unlocked

Researchers reveal that microorganisms are responsible for transforming mercury into methylmercury, a highly toxic form of mercury, in streams. Read More »

Cellulolytic assays of Actinobacteria06.01.12Science Highlight

Encyclopedic Search for New Cellulases

A microbe not known for cellulose degradation has 15 cellulases that may improve biofuel production. Read More »

Amanita muscaria of the class Agaricomycetes06.01.12Science Highlight

A Fungal End to Coal in the Carboniferous Period?

Insights into the origin of ligninases can help develop processes to convert biomass into bioenergy. Read More »

PhytoPET plant imaging system.06.01.12Science Highlight

Radiation Imaging Detectors for Plant Photosynthesis Research

Imaging tools aid research in global climate change, plant genetics, biofuels, agriculture, and carbon sequestration. Read More »