Vaccines have saved millions of lives worldwide. They banished smallpox from the face of the Earth in 1980, and other diseases like polio or malaria are going the same way. However, there are diseases that resist vaccination effects. One of these cases is Mycoplasma infections. Mycoplasma are microorganisms that, although they also infect humans, are [...]
Same, same but different! What are the boundaries between genetic engineering, biotechnology, and synthetic biology? Our partner Uwe Sauer from ETHZ tells us about it in our latest episode of the #FutureOfSynbio!
1. Beautiful, sustainable and bacteria-made! 🦠 These #AwesomeMicrobes can turn your clothes into a riot of colours! 🌈 Our Awesome Microbes of August are ready to go through the catwalk! Bacteria like Streptomyces coelicolor produce chemical compounds that can be used to dye clothes. These substances, unlike traditional dyes, are eco-friendly and biodegradable! Moreover, [...]