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June Top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. A cream made of squid to heal up burns? 🐙 @iGEM_Leiden team plans to use #bacteria to make a squid tentacle protein that mimics human skin! 🦠 Watch this video to know more! 👀 Currently, doctors don’t have enough treatments to restore the skin of burn victims back to its functional state. Now, the [...]

By |2019-07-01T09:38:05+02:00July 1st, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

From trash to value: how bacteria convert plastic waste into something we can use

Water bottles, food packages, supermarket bags… we all use them on our day to day and, in the vast majority, they’re all made from plastic. Just in Europe, we are consuming over 50 million tonnes of plastic each year: nearly 100 Kg of plastic for each one of us! In the face of this environmental [...]

By |2019-05-27T14:21:12+02:00June 24th, 2019|R4B meets other projects|0 Comments

May Top10 BactToTheFuture Stories

1. Shiny, resistant and made by #bacteria! 💎 These #AwesomeMicrobes can create pearl-like materials! Meet them here! 👇 Nacre is a material made by some molluscs that acts as the inner shell layer and coates the outer layer of pearls. Its toughness and stiffness makes nacre a very desirable material, but its obtention has been [...]

By |2019-05-27T12:41:32+02:00June 3rd, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

The beauty and the vitamins: biofactories for the cosmetic industry

Grooming and beauty are important issues in modern societies. You only need to turn on the TV to see a lot of commercials offering anti-aging treatments, make-ups in all colours and shapes and products designed to take care of the skin. The importance of cosmetics is currently overwhelming and, consequently, its market weight in economy [...]

By |2019-05-29T15:26:03+02:00May 27th, 2019|R4B Biotechnology, R4B news, R4B Study Case|0 Comments

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

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