Two years ago researchers at the U S Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute JBEI engineered Escherichia coli E coli bacteria to convert glucose into significant quantities of methyl ketones a class of chemical compounds ... - Read More
An international team of bioengineers has boosted the ability of bacteria to produce isopentenol a compound with desirable gasoline properties The finding published in mBio® the online open access journal of the American Society for ... - Read More
NYU Langone yeast geneticists report they have developed a novel tool dubbed the telomerator that could redefine the limits of synthetic biology and advance how successfully living things can be engineered or constructed in the ... - Read More
Antibodies in charge of recognizing and homing in on molecular targets are among the most useful tools in biology and medicine Nanobodies antibodies' tiny cousins can do the same tasks for example marking molecules for ... - Read More
Released 3 Nov 2014 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Rockefeller University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Antibodies in charge of recognizing and homing in on molecular targets ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that co opts an immune system already present in bacteria and archaea to turn off specific genes or sets of genes creating a powerful tool ... - Read More
Research from the University of Southampton has indicated that copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola Hand washing disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone have been found to be insufficient to contain the spread ... - Read More
Released 29 Oct 2014 5 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom American Chemical Society ACS more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations ACS NanoWith fears growing over chemical and biological ... - Read More
Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ICN2 a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB have developed the new BiogàsPlus a technology which allows increasing the production ... - Read More
When we talk about global carbon fixation pumping carbon out of the atmosphere and fixing it into organic molecules by photosynthesis proper measurement is key to understanding this process By some estimates almost half of ... - Read More
Released 21 Oct 2014 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Montana State University TechLink Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Oct 22 2014 NATICK A quiet solution amidst the rising clamor for answers in ... - Read More
Since the first undersea methane seep was discovered 30 years ago scientists have meticulously analyzed and measured how microbes in the seafloor sediments consume the greenhouse gas methane as part of understanding how the Earth ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of California Berkeley have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a smart material that is extremely sensitive to its environment This marriage of materials science and biology ... - Read More
Because of its aggressive behavior and its harmful effects the invasive prairie plant Lespedeza cuneata has been added to several noxious weed lists Research at the University of Illinois on how soil bacteria interact with ... - Read More
From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis However any device implanted in the body or in contact with flowing blood faces two critical ... - Read More
High resolution cryo electron microscopy has now revealed in unprecedented detail the structural changes in the bacterial ribosome which results in resistance to the antibiotic erythromycin Multiresistant bacterial pathogens that are insensitive to virtually all ... - Read More
The largest migration on the planet is the movement of small animals from the surface of the open ocean where they feed on plants under cover of darkness to the sunless depths where they hide ... - Read More
Neiker Tecnalia the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development is working to select autochthonous bacteria with a biofertilizing potential as a result of the stimulating effect they have on the take up of nutrients ... - Read More
Mineral coatings on sand particles actually encourage microbial activity in the rapid sand filters that are used to treat groundwater for drinking according to a paper published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology ... - Read More
New Swedish research shows that plasmids containing genes that confer resistance to antibiotics can be enriched by very low concentrations of antibiotics and heavy metals These results strengthen the suspicion that the antibiotic residues and ... - Read More
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