- Lessons Of Lager: Yeast Is Science Even Organic Food Shoppers Appreciate
Beer is the world's most commonly fermented beverage and lager beer commands 94 percent of the global market. Making the beer possible is a biological oddity: a hybrid yeast that combines two distinct species and confers the ability to make cold-brew ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2016 - 3:27pm
- What Are Gut Bacteria Doing In Critically Ill Lungs?
No one knows for sure how they got there. But the discovery that bacteria that normally live in the gut can be detected in the lungs of critically ill people and animals could mean a lot for intensive care patients. Today, scientists are reporting that t ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2016 - 12:06pm
- Toxic Ta-Ta’s?
What research looks like when it is and is not performed by scientists ...
Blog Post - Stuart Smyth - Sep 1 2016 - 3:25pm
- A Microscopic 'wind Farm' Powered By Bacteria
Many of society’s energy challenges require gigawatts of power, but many more are small – and some are entirely microscopic. To drive a new generation of tiny micromachines that could deliver drugs or clean traces of pollution, physicists are increasingly ...
Article - The Conversation - Jul 31 2016 - 9:16am
- USDA Microbiologist Warns Bacteria In Vaping Products May Be A Health Concern
You recently saw how a build-up of microbes in bagpipes recently doomed a Scottish man. That could apply to all wind instruments, and a U.S. Food and Drug Administration microbiologist warns that several species of bacteria found in smokeless tobacco prod ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2016 - 9:13am
- 5 Second Rule Or Not, Eating Food Off The Floor Isn't Safe
Bacteria transfer to candy that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up. Rutgers researchers have disproven the widely accepted notion that it's OK to scoop up food and eat it within a "safe" five-second window. Donald S ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2016 - 12:57pm
- Single-celled Fungi Multiply, Alien-like, By Fusing Cells In Host
Microsporidia are typically found in the intestinal tracts of animals and humans, which are made up of millions of cells, which is why studying their mode of reproduction has been so difficult. Yet it's important. Microsporidia cause diarrhea, an il ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 1 2016 - 8:37am
- Microbiome: 'Emerging Medical Science' Is The New Term For Chasing A Fad
Nestle, the world's largest food company, has decided to embrace optimizing our microbiome, which consists of trillions of bacteria living in the digestive system and which has been linked to depression, multiple sclerosis, autism- you name it, and s ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 3 2016 - 9:28am
- Nitrate-Reducing Microbes Linked To Migraine Headaches
Researchers have found an association between migraines and microbes that reduce nitrates. Analyzing data from the American Gut Project, they found that migraine sufferers harbored significantly more microbes in their mouths and guts with the ability to mo ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2016 - 9:43am
- Over 7 Million Bacterial Genes In The Pig Gut
Pigs are a main livestock species for food production worldwide and is also widely used as an animal model in biomedical research. Today we know that the many types of bacteria that inhabit the gut are important for health and disease. Knowledge of the ge ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 7 2016 - 9:36am