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+02:00August 5th, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

January Top10 BactToTheFuture Stories

1. 2018 has been an incredible year for #synbio. Check this compilation of the Top 10 moments! 🔬 No better way to start the year than with a compilation of the Top 10 moments in synthetic biology! 2018 has been an incredible year for synbio, researches in this field are gradually leading to new technologies [...]

By |2019-02-04T09:40:16+02:00February 4th, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

December Top10 BactToTheFuture Stories

  Start 2019 discovering the best Synbio stories that BactToThefuture left us last December!   1. Engineered #bacteria could bring us a step closer to #Mars 🚀🛰️ In this years iGEM edition the team members from Exeter University presented their idea to produce oxygen in Mars using a compound found in the Martian soil, perchlorate. [...]

By |2019-02-04T09:55:36+02:00January 8th, 2019|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

November Top10 BacToTheFuture Stories

1. Turning food waste into bioplastic thanks to #synbio! ♻️ More than $1 trillion worth of food is wasted every year, and to fight this global squandering, this young entrepreneur has come with an idea to make the most out of this residues and give them a second chance turning them into bioplastic!  Read more [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:15:47+02:00December 1st, 2018|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

October top10 BactToTheFuture stories

1. Bacteria can help fighting #phenylketonuria! They just need a little #synbio help! #pku A pill with engineered E. coli could become the ultimate treatment for phenylketonuria patients. People with this genetic disorder are unable to break down the amino acid phenylalanine, that accumulates in their bloodstreams causing diverse neurological disorders. To combat this, researchers [...]

By |2018-11-05T12:26:16+02:00November 5th, 2018|BactToTheFuture|0 Comments

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