He decided to study microbes
. These tiny organisms are too small to see with the naked eye.
This new research confirms that hunch, and identifies microbes
as the link between the nutrients in the soil and the plants.
By extension, there is concern that broad dietary changes across the general population will cause us, as humans, to lose the microbes
that we evolved with.
Astronauts heading out on long-term space missions to explore the solar system and the universe might have to pack microbes
in their suitcases so they can transform human waste into the food they are going to eat throughout the trip.
Researchers develop a synthetic microbe
- so small that it could contribute to a greater understanding of genetic and life processes
Polypropylene, which is often used in packaging, hosted 799 distinct microbe
species that weren't found on polyethylene or in the water.
1 October 2014 - In the September issue of The ISME Journal, researchers from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the USA, also known as Virginia Tech, using a mouse model, describe a potential biomarker to detect severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) by testing for a microbe
in the fecal matter of infants.
Tokyo, Sept 26, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Sharp Corporation has developed a microbe
sensor that quickly and automatically measures the amount of airborne microbes
such as bacteria and mold spores.
The bottles now have only an occasional wine-intolerant microbe
, and no wine microbes
Although the extent of every single microbe
's role in your body is unknown, scientists do know that many of them have beneficial symbiotic relationships with people.
"Toxic cleanups get a microbe
boost," Science News for Kids, Nov.