Algae Breathes Life Into 3D-Printed Tissues

Imagine if human tissue could harness the power of plants and generate oxygen through photosynthesis. If it sounds like a creature that came out of a lab, that’s because it is. Harvard researchers published research based on 3D-printed tissue models of liver cells Wednesday that derive oxygen from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, single-celled algae.

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Decaying Jellyfish Responsible for Changes to Coastal Ecosystems, Study Finds

Scientists have found that a handful of marine bacteria strains are being fueled largely by decaying jellyfish blooms. These bacteria function like an oceanic clean-up crew, keeping the dissolved organic matter released by these jellyfish inside the water column food web, but they can also wreak havoc on coastal ecosystems.

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