Once called cellular particles, tiny bubbles may play key role in understanding, treating diseases

Journal Reference: Inna A. Nikonorova, Juan Wang, Alexander L. Cope, Peter E. Tilton, Kaiden M. Power, Jonathon D. Walsh, Jyothi S. Akella, Amber R. Krauchunas, Premal Shah, Maureen M. Barr. Isolation, profiling, and tracking of extracellular vesicle cargo in Caenorhabditis elegans. Current Biology, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2022.03.005 The study, which appears in the journal Current Biology, … Read more

Bubbles of methane rising from seafloor in Puget Sound

Journal Reference: H. Paul Johnson, Susan G. Merle, Tor A. Bjorklund, Susan L. Hautala, Tamara Baumberger, Sharon L. Walker, Junzhe Liu, Nicholas D. Ward, Chenyu Wang. Methane Plume Emissions Associated With Puget Sound Faults in the Cascadia Forearc. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2021; 23 (1) DOI: 10.1029/2021GC010211 The columns of bubbles are especially pronounced off Alki … Read more

Air bubbles in Antarctic ice point to cause of oxygen decline

Journal Reference: Yuzhen Yan, Edward J. Brook, Andrei V. Kurbatov, Jeffrey P. Severinghaus, John A. Higgins. Ice core evidence for atmospheric oxygen decline since the Mid-Pleistocene transition. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (51) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abj9341 “We know atmospheric oxygen levels began declining slightly in the late Pleistocene, and it looks like glaciers might have something to … Read more

Gas bubbles in rock pores – a nursery for life on Early Earth

Journal Reference: Alan Ianeselli, Damla Tetiker, Julian Stein, Alexandra Kühnlein, Christof B. Mast, Dieter Braun, T.-Y. Dora Tang. Non-equilibrium conditions inside rock pores drive fission, maintenance and selection of coacervate protocells. Nature Chemistry, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41557-021-00830-y Where and how did life begin on Early Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago from non-living chemicals? Discovering … Read more