Are Wastewater Treatment Plants a “Hot Bed” For Antibiotic Resistance?

Matthew Scarborough

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Structurally Stable Virus Can Be Used to Deliver Medicine or as a Model for Building Materials

Acidianus hospitalis filamentous virus 1 (AFV1), which infects the ancient bacteria Acidianus hospitalis, lives in the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park in […]

Cholera Found in Soft-Shell Turtles

Vibrio cholera, the bacterium that causes cholera, colonizes many of the outer surfaces of soft-shell turtles, including their shells, legs, necks, and the […]

Spun Silk Micrococoons Provide Safe, Long-Term Storage for Antibodies and Biologically Active Molecules

Using a microfluidic platform, a team of scientists in the UK, Switzerland, and Israel have learned how to spin liquid silk taken directly […]

Not Time Sensitive: the microbiome throughout earth’s history

When we talk about microbiomes, most people think of host-associated microbial communities. This makes sense because the term was first made popular by […]

Cranberries Boost the Gut Microbiome

A sugar found in cranberry cell walls called xyloglucans are considered prebiotics, or food for microbial populations in the human intestine, and significantly […]

Human DNA in Mosquito Bellies Can Be Matched to Its Host for Two Days Post Bite

Forensic scientists at Nagoya University in Japan have discovered that human blood in a mosquito’s stomach remains identifiable for two days after a […]

Making Ethanol, Biofuels, and Gasoline Cheaper

Researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University have genetically engineered the surfaces of enzymes used in biofuel production to bind more […]

Porphyrins Can Be Used As Environmentally Safe Insecticides

A microbial symbiont found on ant exoskeletons called Streptomyces caniferus produces porphyrins, photoactive molecules with a number of bioactive functions including, surprisingly, the […]

Unlikely Allies in an Anammox Bioreactor

Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) is one of the most energy efficient biotechnologies for removing nitrogen from high-strength ammonium wastewaters.  The system works using […]

Genes From Baker’s Yeast Can Help Plants Resist Soil Contamination

Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a yeast used for baking, brewing, and winemaking, is able to resist the toxic effects of herbicides and chemicals and can […]

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