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MBAC hosts Bioinformatics training for Phage course

  Dr Reid Schwebach brought his summer class to the MBAC to show them the facilities at the Science and Technology campus and to introduce them to concepts in Bioinformatics.  We plan to use Mutitag NextGen sequencing approach to interrogate the entire Phageome in soil samples   Links to Related Sites 4-VA Phage Project at […]


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GMU funds Multidisciplinary Research Sea Turtle Project

Effects of the Illegal Consumption of Sea Turtles on Human Health and Environmental Security in Northwestern Mexico All of the six species of sea turtles in Mexico are endangered, and yet all are harvested illegally as a food resource. In the study area, human consumption is the main cause of mortality for these endangered species. […]


New Microbiome Initiative announced by White House

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in collaboration with Federal agencies and private-sector stakeholders, is announcing a new National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) to foster the integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems, and is hosting an event to bring together stakeholders vital to advancing the NMI. NMI FACT SHEET Metabiomics Participated […]

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Planets in the “Goldilocks zone”

NASA’s Kepler Mission Announces Largest Collection of Planets Ever Discovered NASA’s Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date. Mike Summers 05/10/2016


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Jets observed on Enceladus

Scientists on NASA’s Cassini mission were surprised to find that a small-scale surface change produces very visible effects on Saturn’s active moon Enceladus. Mike Summers 05/09/16