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Microbiome 2020 🦠

If I say “think of your body,” what do you picture? Your eyes? Your heart? Your toes? Do you think about your bacteria? Perhaps you should; current science suggests our microbes are as much “us” as our brain or fingertips. […]

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Researchers at CERN break the speed of light

This isn’t supposed to be possible, per Einstein. Then again, neither is quantum entanglement. “Antonio Ereditato, spokesman for the international group of researchers, said that measurements taken over three years showed neutrinos pumped from CERN near Geneva to Gran Sasso […]

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How intestinal bacteria regulate emotion and behavior

Incredible video showcasing some recent advances in research. “In this talk, [Biologist Sarkis] Mazmanian … highlights recent advances showing that specific microbes improve symptoms of anxiety and autism, laying the groundwork to harness the human microbiome to develop revolutionary treatments […]

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Delivering drugs with bacteria

I stumbled across this while learning about how to deliver microbes beyond the treacherous environment of the stomach. “The new ‘bacteria in a pill’ approach does things differently. Instead of pumping out a drug and purifying it in the lab, […]

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This microbe no longer needs to eat food to grow

“Biochemical makeover allows Escherichia coli to use carbon dioxide as a building block for its cells.” This is an incredible breakthrough! “The work could lead to engineered microbes that suck CO2 out of the air and turn it into medicines […]