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March 8, 2013

green and yellow rock in an Icelandic hot spring Most organisms would die in the volcanic sulfur pools of Yellowstone National Park and Mount Etna. However, robust, simple algae call it home, and their secrets to survival could advance human medicine and bioremediation. Full Story

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Michigan State University

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