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October Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. Halloween is coming! 🎃 What about some spooky bacteria to celebrate it? 👻 These zombie #AwesomeMicrobes will fill your nightmares 🧟‍♂️ Here come the living dead! Well, don’t panic! Although they are known as ‘zombie’ bacteria, they have no interest in devouring your brain. These microbes are called this way because they can [...]

By |2019-10-31T15:13:15+01:00October 31st, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

The synbio toolbox is full of microbes. Today: L. lactis and B. subtilis

Spidersilk with unusual strength. Vanillin to make ice-creams taste delicious. Insulin that saves thousands of lives. All these interesting products can be produced in bacteria thanks to synthetic biology and they all have faced a crucial step in their development: what microorganism should be the chosen one? Currently, two main protagonists take over the stage: [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:04:56+01:00October 23rd, 2019|R4B Papers|0 Comments

September Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. The ink of these tattoos is teeming with #AwesomeMicrobes!🖋🦠 Meet the first ‘living’ tattoos 👇 Bacteria are so versatile that they can do almost everything… even turning into tattoos! Researchers have developed a ‘biologic’ ink made of bacteria and hydrogel and have used a 3D printer to draw branch-like tattoo patches in human skin. [...]

By |2019-10-01T14:27:58+01:00October 1st, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

MycoSynVac: when synbio gives vaccine developers the boost they need

Vaccines have saved millions of lives worldwide. They banished smallpox from the face of the Earth in 1980, and other diseases like polio or malaria are going the same way. However, there are diseases that resist vaccination effects. One of these cases is Mycoplasma infections. Mycoplasma are microorganisms that, although they also infect humans, are [...]

By |2019-09-23T12:04:24+01:00September 23rd, 2019|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

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

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