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Tiny foraminifera are laid out on a microscope slide. The glue that they use to bind grains of sand together to make their shells along the ocean floor could have medical applications. Glue Genes
Science / The Biological World
Wednesday December 14, 2016

At the mouth of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, along a small spit of land called New Harbor, a team of scientists and divers have worked for decades to unlock the genetic secrets of foraminifera, some of the world’s largest single-celled organisms.
A Dendrilla membranosa sponge grows at Killer Whale rocks off of Palmer Station. Antibiotics from a Sponge
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday June 21, 2016

A newly discovered chemical compound found in an Antarctic sea sponge shows promise as a potential way to develop treatments against the fortified form of some of the most virulent antibiotic-resistant infections.

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