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April Top10 BactToTheFuture Stories

1. “Survivors from space”: that’s how astronauts called these #bacteria 👩‍🚀 Why? They survived 533 days on the exterior of the International Space Station! 🚀🛰️ Bacteria won’t stop surprising us! Now the German Aerospace Center has discovered that some microorganisms, including bacteria, have survived on the exterior of the International Space Station for 533 days. [...]

By |2019-05-06T15:20:44+02:00May 6th, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

Mining the antibiotics of the future

In the 60s, more than 10 antibiotics were discovered. In the 70s, this number raised up to 17. It kept surging until hitting its peak in the 80s, when we found 41 antibiotics we didn’t know before. From then, it has been a steady decline. In the last ten years, we have come across only [...]

By |2019-04-22T09:59:41+02:00April 22nd, 2019|R4B Papers|0 Comments

General Assembly in Brno

The months pass by and we continue working hard on our attempt to engineer synthetic lipid rafts. Every six months our international team comes together to share results, discuss about problems and find joint solutions to ensure the progress of the following steps of the project. This time we gathered in Brno, Czech Republic, the [...]

By |2019-04-10T10:51:25+02:00April 10th, 2019|R4B news|0 Comments

March Top10 BactToTheFuture Stories

1. Elena Amato is a designer that has chosen bacteria as her helpers for creating the packaging of her products! As a result, sustainable packaging free of plastic! ♻️🌍  Nowadays, more and more designers are trying to create environmentally friendly products. One example is Elena Amato, a Guatemalan designer that has decided not to use [...]

By |2019-04-01T17:59:23+02:00April 1st, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

Chassy and R4B: yeast and bacteria to prove synbio advantages

Bread, wine and beer need yeast to ferment, and cheese and yoghurt are possible thanks to bacteria during its processing. Many species of fungus are major sources of pharmacologically active drugs, such as antibiotics like Penicillin. Microorganisms are present in a lot of products we use and food we consume in our everyday life. They [...]

By |2019-03-19T11:07:27+02:00March 19th, 2019|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

February Top10 BactToTheFuture Stories

1. Butterfly wings, the colourful feathers of a peacock or the iridescence of a hummingbird. These #bacteria could produce non-toxic paints of all the colours in nature🍃🖌️ There are some colours in nature that we have never been able to replicate, like the iridescent colours of butterflies. They are not pigments, but instead the result [...]

By |2019-03-01T19:06:51+02:00March 1st, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

Bacteria & antibiotic resistance: when the problem can also be the solution

At the beginning of the 20th century, the discovery of antibiotics had a great impact on human health. For the first time, we could treat diseases in previously unthinkable ways, by using compounds synthesized in nature by plants and, strikingly, also by microorganisms. For example, Penicillin, the first discovered antibiotic, was isolated from a type [...]

By |2019-02-27T10:07:12+02:00February 26th, 2019|R4B news, R4B Stories, R4B Study Case|0 Comments

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