Stories with the tag: Biology
PNNL’s self-powered fish-tracking tag uses a flexible strip containing piezoelectric materials to emit tiny beeps that are recorded by underwater receivers. The device is designed for long-living fish such as sturgeon, eels and lamprey.
Release Date: 9/26/2016
Helping fish migrate past dams could cost a fraction of conventional fish ladders with the help of PNNL’s upcoming study of Whooshh Innovations' so-called Salmon Cannon.
Release Date: 8/18/2016
PNNL scientists untangled a soil metagenome – all the genetic material recovered from a sample of soil – more fully than ever before, reconstructing portions of the genomes of 129 species of microbes.
Release Date: 7/29/2016
PNNL researchers have uncovered the secret that enables Synechococcus 7002 to thrive under bright light: The organism, popular in research on biofuels and chemicals, triples in size to accommodate a rapid expansion of its cellular machinery.
Release Date: 7/28/2016
Scientists at PNNL and Johns Hopkins have led a large study that identifies critical proteins present in the tumors of patients with ovarian cancer.
Release Date: 6/29/2016
Scientists Janet Jansson and Ljiljana Pasa-Tolic are part of a core group of scientists helping to lead a national effort to understand communities of microorganisms and their role in climate science, food production and human health.
Release Date: 5/27/2016
Understanding how methane is made will help researchers produce methane as a fuel source.
Release Date: 5/20/2016
Yingge Du, Kirsten Hofmockel and James Moran – have been selected to receive 2016 Early Career Research Program research grants by the Department of Energy Office of Science.
Release Date: 5/4/2016
Rising river waters deliver a feast of carbon to hungry microbes where water meets land, triggering increased activity and altering the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Release Date: 4/7/2016
Nature’s figured it out already, how to best break down food into fuel. Now scientists have caught up, showing that fungi found in the guts of goats, horses and sheep could help fill up your gas tank too.
Release Date: 2/18/2016