Life on the Rocks

An expanse of cracked desert ground leading to the horizon

A recent report co-authored by scientists from Johns Hopkins University shows how life can flourish in places without much water, and how we can use that knowledge to benefit our own systems. “Scientists have suspected for a long time that microorganisms might be able to extract water from minerals, but this is the first demonstration of it,” says Jocelyne DiRuggiero, associate professor of biology at Johns Hopkins University and the paper’s co-author. Get more detailed information and insight from DiRuggiero on the Hub.