Michael A. Gaspar

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Groundwater-associated microorganisms are known to play an important role in the biogeochemical C, N and S cycling. Metaproteomics was applied to characterize the diversity and the activity of microbes to identify key species in major biogeochemical processes in the anoxic groundwater of a pristine karstic aquifer located in Hainich, central Germany.(More)
“Yo Mista, does evolution mean people will grow wings and fly around?” This is the question I am most frequently asked when introducing evolution to incoming ninth graders. The posing of this particular question tells me two things: (1) students have a very basic idea of what mutations and adaptations are but little understanding that mutations are slight(More)
Th is paper d e a l s w i t h p rob lems and r e s u l t s o f a f o u r y e a r p e r i o d o f c o o p e r a t i o n between a dep a r t m e n t o f med ica l o n c o l o g y ( 5 . M e d . K l i n i k , K l i nikum NOrnberg, h e a d : P r o f . D r . W . M . G a l l m e i e r ) and a d e p a r t m e n t o f p s y c h o s o m a t i c m e d i c i n e ( K l(More)
This is the theme of Neil Shubin’s Your Inner Fish: the commonality of living things which are seemingly unrelated. Dr. Shubin seeks out similarities (primarily anatomical) between humans and an array of creatures such as worms, sponges, jellyfish, and, yes, fish. The ambitiousness of the topic immediately sparked my interest. As a novice, I was concerned(More)
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