September Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. #DNA à la carte! 🧬🍽️ That’s the goal of these scientists from @DNAScript and their ambitious project to create a DNA-printer!  When scientists need specific DNA for their research, they usually have to order it from a company specialised in DNA manufacture. This happens because tailored DNA is expensive and [...]

By |2020-10-01T16:30:54+02:00October 1st, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

August Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. Microbial mummy awakens! 🦠💀 Researchers recovered organism samples from the seafloor, deposited up to 100 million years ago - and found they are alive! 🌊 If there is something that surprises scientists about microbes it’s their survival skills. There are some species that are able to grow under extreme conditions, [...]

By |2020-09-01T13:23:28+02:00September 1st, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

July Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. The ultimate #DNA “USB”? This new approach can boost DNA Data Storage! 🧬 In the same way that computers save information in binary code, cells store theirs in a 4 letter code - G,A,T and C, which are the abbreviations of four molecules: guanine, adenine, thymine and cytosine. These four [...]

By |2020-08-03T12:05:26+02:00August 3rd, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

May Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. They are invisible to our eyes… but #AwesomeMicrobes do a lot for us! 🦠 Here you have some good examples! 👇 #bacteria If you think about the word “bacteria”, the first thing that may come to your mind is a combination of terrible illnesses and rotten food. But bacteria and [...]

By |2020-06-02T16:05:48+02:00June 2nd, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

Welcome to the Bacterial Park

In these uncertain times marked by the COVID-19 pandemic we have strived to raise awareness about the brighter side of the microbial world. In our aim to bring microbiology closer to society, and particularly to the youngest, we have developed an educational outreach activity to introduce children to microorganisms in general and bacteria in particular.  [...]

By |2020-05-29T16:06:11+02:00May 29th, 2020|BactToTheFuture, R4B news|0 Comments

April Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. #Bacteria are everywhere… also in our tongues! 🦠👅 You can see them in these astonishing pictures! 👇 There are trillions of bacteria living in different parts of our bodies, and many of them have made their homes in our tongues. Different microbes live on this organ and, surprisingly, they have [...]

By |2020-05-05T18:59:13+02:00May 5th, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

February Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. Bricks made of #bacteria that can repair themselves? 🧱🦠 #Synbio could be in charge of the buildings of the future! 🏘🧬 We have already heard about self-healing concrete but now scientists have gone a step further and they are building materials that can be grown on-site! A team from the University of Colorado [...]

By |2020-03-06T10:58:19+02:00March 6th, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

January Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. A farewell to antibiotic-resistant #bacteria! 🦠🚫 This new plastic film could keep these microbes off surfaces 👇 Most bacteria are harmless but there are a few species that can infect us and make us ill. These potentially dangerous microbes can become a real headache for professionals working in restaurants or hospitals, where an [...]

By |2020-02-05T10:12:10+02:00February 5th, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

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