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Blue mushroom dye used to develop new fluorescent tool for cell biologists

December 18, 2019

A new tool for detecting reactive oxygen species based on a dye found in mushrooms has been developed…
A bionic mushroom that generates electricity

November 19, 2018

In the quest to replace fossil fuels, scientists are always on the lookout for alternative, environmentally friendly sources…
In dangerous fungal family’s befriending of plants, a story of loss

October 3, 2018

If Lewis Carroll had described in detail the mushroom Alice nibbles in Wonderland to shrink and grow to…
Using mushrooms as a prebiotic may help improve glucose regulation

August 20, 2018

Eating white button mushrooms can create subtle shifts in the microbial community in the gut, which could improve…
Growing hemp and mushroom surfboards

August 2, 2018

Surfers care deeply about the health of the oceans—yet paradoxically—traditional surfboards comprise hazardous chemicals and non-biodegradable materials. Three design…
Why are some mushrooms “magic?”

March 1, 2018

Psychedelic mushrooms likely developed their “magical” properties to trip up fungi-munching insects, suggests new research. The work helps…
Scientists find world’s oldest fossil mushroom

June 9, 2017

Roughly 115 million years ago, when the ancient supercontinent Gondwana was breaking apart, a mushroom fell into a…
Morel mushrooms pop up, cluster together after wildfires

October 12, 2016

Avid mushroom hunters will tell you that fire is essential for finding morels. These fungi, distinguishable for their…
Making Batteries with Portabella Mushrooms

September 30, 2015

Can portabella mushrooms stop cell phone batteries from degrading over time? Researchers at the University of California, Riverside…
New study discovers biological basis for magic mushroom ‘mind expansion’

July 3, 2014

New research shows that our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during…
Mushrooms and earthworms work as ‘silviculture’

January 14, 2014

Soils and roots of forests hide enigmas that affect the cycle and fixation of carbon. Credit: L.G García…
Ultraviolet flashes can create vitamin D-enriched mushrooms

August 13, 2013

Quick zaps of ultraviolet light can boost the vitamin D levels in mushrooms in seconds, turning the fungi…
Beautiful but hiding unpleasant surprise: 3 new species of fetid fungi from New Zealand

June 28, 2013

With the help of phylogenetic analysis, scientists describe three new fungus species from New Zealand. The new species…
Electrical Engineer Leverages Knowledge of LEDs and Green Tech to Sustainably Grow Organic Mushrooms

February 7, 2013

Being an organic shitake mushroom farmer in Malo, Washington isn’t the easiest thing to do which is probably…
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