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High-Flying Ginkgo Nets Another $290M to Program Cells Like Computers

HIGH-FLYING GINKGO NETS ANOTHER $290M TO PROGRAM CELLS LIKE COMPUTERS

Ginkgo Bioworks, a synthetic biology specialist that has become worth billions, has raised another $290 million to expand the breadth...

Decoding Messages in the Body's Microscopic Metropolises

DECODING MESSAGES IN THE BODY'S MICROSCOPIC METROPOLISES

The findings came from an analysis of 1,773 human-associated metagenomes sampled from four different body sites. A study aimed at...

 
 
 

ACUTE PERIODONTAL DISEASE BACTERIA LOVE COLON AND DIRT MICROBES

Mythbuster: The idea that bacterial collaborations within microbiomes, like in the mouth, have evolved to be generous and exclusive...

How farm microbes may help children avoid asthma

HOW FARM MICROBES MAY HELP CHILDREN AVOID ASTHMA

These itty bitty organisms are big players in health and environmental issues. Words: Nadene Hall 1. Farm microbes may help children...

 
 
 
Systems Metabolic Engineering of Escherichia coli Improves Coconversion of Lignocellulose‐Derived Sugars

SYSTEMS METABOLIC ENGINEERING OF ESCHERICHIA COLI IMPROVES COCONVERSION OF LIGNOCELLULOSE‐DERIVED SUGARS

Systems metabolic engineering approaches involving computational modeling, adaptive evolution, and genome sequencing can be used to...

MAKING MICROBES THAT TRANSFORM GREENHOUSE GASES

A new technique will help not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the potential to reduce the overall dependence on petroleum.

 
 
 

MICROBES HAVE ADAPTED TO LIVE ON FOOD THAT IS HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD

Microbial communities living in deep aquatic sediments have adapted to survive on degraded organic matter, according to a new study.

ANALYSIS OF VIBRIO CHOLERAE GENOMES IDENTIFIES NEW TYPE VI SECRETION SYSTEM GENE CLUSTERS

Like many bacteria, Vibrio cholerae deploys a harpoon-like type VI secretion system to compete against other microbes in environmental...

 
 
 

A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN DATA SCIENCE SYSTEM TO ADVANCE MICROBIOME RESEARCH

The National Microbiome Data Collaborative , a new initiative aimed at empowering microbiome research, is gearing up its pilot phase...

Can We Reuse Polluted Water? Yes, Add Bacteria

CAN WE REUSE POLLUTED WATER? YES, ADD BACTERIA

D rilling a single oil or natural gas well with hydraulic fracturing requires between 1.5 to 16 million gallons of water. When the...

 
 
 

SYSTEMS METABOLIC ENGINEERING OF ESCHERICHIA COLI IMPROVES CO‐CONVERSION OF LIGNOCELLULOSE‐DERIVED SUGARS

Abstract Currently microbial conversion of lignocellulose‐derived glucose and xylose to biofuels is hindered by the fact that most...

Is leaky gut real?

IS LEAKY GUT REAL?

“Leaky gut syndrome is a condition where undigested proteins like gluten, toxins and microbes can pass into the bloodstream,” cautions...

 
 
 
Berkeley Lab Receives DOE Support for Building to Study Microbe-Ecosystem Interactions for Energy and Environmental Research

BERKELEY LAB RECEIVES DOE SUPPORT FOR BUILDING TO STUDY MICROBE-ECOSYSTEM INTERACTIONS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

The Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently received federal approval to proceed with preliminary design...

Scientists Find a Molecular Switch for Better Biofuels

SCIENTISTS FIND A MOLECULAR SWITCH FOR BETTER BIOFUELS

A field of sorghum, a grain that is often used as a biomass crop for production of ethanol and butanol. Adapted from an original release...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS HIT PAY DIRT WITH NEW MICROBIAL RESEARCH TECHNIQUE

Long ago, during the European Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci wrote that we humans 'know more about the movement of celestial bodies...

Scientists Hit Pay Dirt with New Microbial Research Technique

SCIENTISTS HIT PAY DIRT WITH NEW MICROBIAL RESEARCH TECHNIQUE

Credit: Susan Brand and Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab Long ago, during the European Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci wrote that we humans...

 
 
 
 
 
 
Berkeley Lab Technology Provides Clarity Amid Hawaiian Water Contamination Concerns

BERKELEY LAB TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES CLARITY AMID HAWAIIAN WATER CONTAMINATION CONCERNS

At Gillin's Beach in the Mahaulepu watershed, signs were frequently posted warning beach goers not to swim. However, the team found...

SECRETORY AND CIRCULATING BACTERIAL SMALL RNAS: A MINI-REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Abstract Background Over the past decade, small non-coding RNAs have been characterized as important post-transcriptional regulators...