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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

Bacterial scrappers: when microbes get rid of chemical waste

Industrial manufacturing produces lots of intermediate by-products. And the problem of industrial waste is a growing one. Decomposing these discarded substances usually takes a lot of resources, reaction plants… and the waste material has to be transported to the facilities. So, what can industry do about compounds that can’t be moved to be processed or [...]

By |2019-08-26T11:09:20+01:00August 26th, 2019|R4B Study Case|0 Comments

July Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. Beware the light! 💡 These #AwesomeMicrobes lure insects near the roundworms they live in 🦟 Once the prey is dead, they both get nutrients from it! 🦠 Our Awesome Microbes of July are bright and beautiful! The glow of Photohabdus luminiscens is particularly attractive for some insects… but they should beware of the light! [...]

By |2019-08-05T15:05:12+01:00August 5th, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

How researchers design cleaning bacteria in 3 steps

Diesel oil floating on the ocean’s surface, old chemical hazards stacked up in an industrial warehouse, pollutants filtrating into the soil… Industrial activities produce a vast amount of residues that are a risk not only for humans, but for the environment. These compounds are often hard to clean and end up in places that are [...]

By |2019-07-30T10:58:19+01:00July 30th, 2019|R4B Papers|0 Comments

June Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. A cream made of squid to heal up burns? 🐙 @iGEM_Leiden team plans to use #bacteria to make a squid tentacle protein that mimics human skin! 🦠 Watch this video to know more! 👀 Currently, doctors don’t have enough treatments to restore the skin of burn victims back to its functional state. Now, the [...]

By |2019-07-01T09:38:05+01:00July 1st, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

From trash to value: how bacteria convert plastic waste into something we can use

Water bottles, food packages, supermarket bags… we all use them on our day to day and, in the vast majority, they’re all made from plastic. Just in Europe, we are consuming over 50 million tonnes of plastic each year: nearly 100 Kg of plastic for each one of us! In the face of this environmental [...]

By |2019-05-27T14:21:12+01:00June 24th, 2019|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

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