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Microalgae - a promising future resource?

Microalgae hold tremendous potential for industrial biotechnology. They are an important resource in the production of food and medications, and in many other applications. In comparison to bacteria and fungi, however, they still play only a minor role.

Posted: Jul 13th, 2016

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How molecules can do statistics

Scientists have studied how conventional signal processors can be translated into biochemical processes - built and operated inside living cells.

Posted: Jun 24th, 2016

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Engineered E. coli vesicles act as vaccine deliverers

A multi-institution effort has resulted in a paper that details how antigen-coated membrane vesicles derived from the surface of E. coli cells protected mice from a deadly pathogen, and how that system could work against other pathogens, as well.

Posted: Jun 6th, 2016

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FTIR and microarrays: Enabling more information from less sample

By using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), researchers can greatly increase the amount of information that can be extracted from a protein microarray. They show how high-quality spectra can be obtained from spots of protein no larger than the diameter of a human hair.

Posted: Jun 3rd, 2016

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