A team of scientists reporting in the Journal of Proteome Research has cracked the secret of the black Périgord truffle’s unique, pungent aroma. Named after Périgord region in France, the black Périgord truffle (Tuber melanosporum) is the most-valued truffle in French cuisine. It grows with oak and hazelnut trees and is harvested in late autumn [...]
A few days ago on this blog, Cheri took a look at this year’s successful National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), the month-long event during which bloggers write a new post every day. The end of November also signaled the finish line of the the granddaddy of all writing challenges, National …
A 1.34-million-year-old partial skeleton of the Plio-Pleistocene hominin Paranthropus boisei – including arm, hand, leg and foot fragments – found at the Olduvai Gorge site in Tanzania represents one of the most recent occurrences of the hominin before its extinction in East Africa. Paranthropus boisei was a long-lived species of archaic hominin that first evolved [...]
This week’s MicrobiologyBytes roundup: Do Cats Control My Mind? Is toxoplasmosis not as bad as it’s cracked up to be? Free online virology course How viruses cause disease begins on 9 January 2014. The battle against TB We need to be critical and questioning about where we acquire information and how we […]The post MicrobiologyBytes – In The News This Week appeared first on MicrobiologyBytes.