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microbial electrosynthesis

Microbial electrosynthesis: The way forward for biomanufacturing

Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, walks us through Microbial electrosynthesis (MES) and ponders whether it is the way forward for biomanufacturing in the chemical industry.
The role of microbial diversity in microbial electrosynthesis

The role of microbial diversity in microbial electrosynthesis

Bacteria are often painted as the enemy of humanity. Before the discovery of antibiotics, a wound getting infected was frequently a death sentence.
bacterial cells, evolutionary biology

Finding innovative ways to deal with bacteria

Professor of Evolutionary Biology Ashleigh S. Griffin discusses harnessing the power of evolutionary process instead of fighting it, particularly regarding bacterial cells and cooperation.
antimicrobial resistance (Amr), microbiology laboratories

Removing the blindfold on antimicrobial resistance

Here, several academic experts explain what we need to know about removing the blindfold on antimicrobial resistance - by strengthening clinical microbiology laboratories in resource-limited settings.
alcohol-based hand sanitiser

The risks of using alcohol-based hand sanitiser

Dr Deborah Lee from Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, reveals the risks of using alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

Researchers say arctic marine bacteria can biodegrade fossil fuels

A study, published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, finds that marine bacteria in the Canadian Arctic is capable of biodegrading fossil fuels - specifically, post-oil spill.
natural pest control, entomology

Natural pest control: Moving forward with biopesticides

Dr Joel R. Coats, Distinguished Professor of Entomology & Toxicology, explains biopesticides in the field of natural pest control.
disease, school

What is a bacterium?

Ann G. Matthysse, from the University of North Carolina’s Department of Biology, delves into an exploration of harmful and useful bacteria for elementary school students.
bio-decontamination, bioquell

Case Study: A priority response plan (PRP) for bio-decontamination

Here, we learn how world leading supplier Bioquell devised a PRP for a Biopharmaceutical Production Facility ensuring high-level bio-decontamination in the event of contamination.
pandemic disease

Plague: The first pandemic disease

Ann G. Matthysse, Professor of Biology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, writes in detail about plague, the first pandemic disease including comment on bacteria.
diarrheagenic e. coli

Transmission of Diarrheagenic E. coli by plants

Ann G. Matthysse, Professor of Biology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, shares her expertise on the transmission of Diarrheagenic E. coli by plants.
hospital floors

Hospital floors are a breeding ground for bacteria

Findings from a new study have cites that hospital floors are a hotspot for bacteria to breed, creating a route of transfer to patients.
supramolecular nanomachines, enzymes

Molecular intelligence: The rise of supramolecular nanomachines

Prof Dr Daniela A. Wilson from the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) tells us what we need to know about molecular intelligence – the rise of supramolecular nanomachines with controlled shape and motility.
tunable water oxidation, atomic

Doubly charged atomic negative ions for efficient tunable water oxidation to hydrogen peroxide

Drs Alfred Msezane and Kelvin Suggs discuss the possibilities of efficient tunable water oxidation to peroxide catalyzed by doubly charged atomic negative ions.
glowing bacteria, drug

Glowing bacteria to help tackle antibiotic resistance

Researchers say that the use of drugs to create glowing bacteria could decrease the need for prescribing antibiotics.
how can gardening help you, mental health

How can gardening help you to navigate depression?

There is no suggesting that mental health problems like depression can be 'solved' without any medical input, but how can gardening help you to navigate your serotonin levels?
food shop, bacteria

British people waste one third of their food shop

The weekly food shop is a staple of British culture, but why is so much of it going to waste?
antimicrobial adhesive, healthcare-associated infection

FLEXPOL: An antimicrobial adhesive film

The EU-funded project FLEXPOL (GA number 721062) offers an affordable approach to prohibit the spread of bacteria and healthcare-associated infections using cost-effective and sustainable film products.
hand hygiene, healthcare associated infection

Hand hygiene helps reduce HCAIs

Chris Wakefield, Vice President at GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd, highlights how hand hygiene systems reduce the spread of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI).
advancing surgeries, healthcare sector

Advancing surgeries: How can technology change procedures?

The healthcare sector is constantly changing, and many practices have been modified to become more efficient: So how can technology help with advancing surgeries?

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