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From engineering bacteria that degrade plastics to microbes that produce antibiotics, fuel and vegan milk, synthetic biology is revolutionizing the world as we know it. Soon, this discipline will enable applications that would have sounded like sci-fi a decade ago, in sectors as diverse as energy sourcing, health or agriculture. However, behind these applications, there [...]

By |2020-12-23T11:10:28+01:00December 23rd, 2020|BactToTheFuture, R4B Biotechnology, R4B Stories|0 Comments

November Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. This bacterium will self-destruct in 30 seconds! 💣 Scientists have developed a new mechanism that instructs engineered #bacteria to die after carrying out their task 🦠 If there is one thing that all living beings share, it is that we all want to stay alive. That is why programming an [...]

By |2020-12-01T17:37:50+01:00December 1st, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

October Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. Punk is not dead — it just turned eco-friendly! Scientists have developed a new leather fabric with no plastics or animals involved, only #fungi! 🕶️🍄  Until now, we´ve had two ways to make a leather jacket: One involves using animal tissue, which consumes energy, produces waste and involves animal suffering [...]

By |2020-10-30T16:26:22+01:00October 30th, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

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+01:00October 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+01:00September 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+01:00August 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+01:00June 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+01:00May 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+01:00May 5th, 2020|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

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