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I quit sugar: making biofactories that run on waste

Scientists have found a way to use waste products as yeast feed. This exciting discovery opens up the possibility of fuelling biofactories without devoting arable land to producing sugars for them, but also because of the larger role methylotrophic organisms play in the environment.

Nov 5th, 2020

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An artificial cell on a chip

Scientists have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking biochemical reaction cascades in cells. Using microfluidic technology, they produce miniature polymeric reaction containers equipped with the desired properties.

Oct 28th, 2020

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Scientists turn pineapple waste into high-value aerogels

A new process uses pineapple leaf fibres to create ultra-light, biodegradable aerogels. They are effective as oil absorbents and for heat and sound insulation. They also have potential applications in food preservation and wastewater treatment.

Oct 14th, 2020

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Making bones is less difficult than was previously thought

The way in which bone formation occurs needs to be redefined. It turns out that bone formation does not require complex biomolecules in collagen at all. This means that the production of bone substitutes and biomaterials is less complicated than was previously thought.

Oct 8th, 2020

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Liquid crystals give red blood cells mechanical squeeze

Researchers have created a way of using synthetic liquid crystals to squeeze red blood cells and gain new insight into individual cells? mechanical properties. The process also illuminates minuscule differences between cells within a large population as each cell reacts to the same strain or force, revealing just how diverse the cells are.

Oct 6th, 2020

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