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December Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. All for one and one for all! ⚔ Some #bacteria can resist #antibiotics by acting as if they were just one organism! 🦠 Antibiotic resistant bacteria are one of the major health threats of our times. Among the most dangerous ones, Pseudomonas aeruginosa stands out. These microbes are particularly dangerous for people enduring [...]

By |2020-01-21T14:29:12+01:00January 21st, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

Bacteria that munch on CO2 and brew bioplastics

The climate crisis is a pressing and complex matter that requires varied, innovative solutions: manufacturers changing the way they produce consumer goods, regulations that foster those changes, and social movements that support the shifts, to mention a few. Today we want to talk about how synthetic biology is helping with it: transforming the raw CO2 [...]

By |2020-01-21T14:27:50+01:00December 17th, 2019|R4B Biotechnology, R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

November Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. Animals like birds use scents to exchange information 👃 These ‘smelly’ signals have an unexpected origin: #bacteria 🦠👇 Smell is one of the main senses for animals: it helps them in tasks such as detecting danger or locating food. Of course, birds aren’t an exception: they use odors to check out the hormonal [...]

By |2020-01-16T13:13:26+01:00December 2nd, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

October Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. Halloween is coming! 🎃 What about some spooky bacteria to celebrate it? 👻 These zombie #AwesomeMicrobes will fill your nightmares 🧟‍♂️ Here come the living dead! Well, don’t panic! Although they are known as ‘zombie’ bacteria, they have no interest in devouring your brain. These microbes are called this way because they can [...]

By |2020-01-16T12:55:39+01:00October 31st, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

The synbio toolbox is full of microbes. Today: L. lactis and B. subtilis

Spidersilk with unusual strength. Vanillin to make ice-creams taste delicious. Insulin that saves thousands of lives. All these interesting products can be produced in bacteria thanks to synthetic biology and they all have faced a crucial step in their development: what microorganism should be the chosen one? Currently, two main protagonists take over the stage: [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:04:56+01:00October 23rd, 2019|R4B Papers|0 Comments

September Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. The ink of these tattoos is teeming with #AwesomeMicrobes!🖋🦠 Meet the first ‘living’ tattoos 👇 Bacteria are so versatile that they can do almost everything… even turning into tattoos! Researchers have developed a ‘biologic’ ink made of bacteria and hydrogel and have used a 3D printer to draw branch-like tattoo patches in human skin. [...]

By |2019-10-01T14:27:58+01:00October 1st, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

MycoSynVac: when synbio gives vaccine developers the boost they need

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 [...]

By |2019-09-23T12:04:24+01:00September 23rd, 2019|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

August Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

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, [...]

By |2019-08-28T12:46:03+01:00September 1st, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

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