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March 17, 2013
White blood cells found to play key role in controlling red blood cell levels
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that macrophages -- white blood cells that play a key role in immunity -- help to both produce and eliminate the body's red blood cells.

When it rains these days, does it pour?
For his undergraduate thesis project, Thomas Muschninski, a senior at Washington University in St.

Ocean plankton sponge up nearly twice the carbon currently assumed
Models of carbon dioxide in the world's oceans need to be revised, according to new work by UC Irvine and other scientists published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience.

UEA research reveals catastrophic loss of Cambodia's tropical flooded grasslands
Around half of Cambodia's tropical flooded grasslands have been lost in just 10 years according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Antarctic soil researcher awarded prestigious 2013 Tyler Environmental Prize
The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement today named Diana H.

Highly effective communities of bacteria in the world's deepest oceanic trench
Deep sea trenches act as hot spots for microbial activity.
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