Wild yeasts could be key to better wines

In California, researchers at the University of Adelaide found yeasts that naturally occur on wine grapes may improve wines produced in warmer climates. Up...

Microbial community members play distinct roles in biosynthesis

In Wisconsin, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center previously described a small-scale bioreactor that used a mixed microbial community to produce valuable...

Genome analysis shows yeasts evolving by subtraction

In Wisconsin, a team of researchers led by labs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Vanderbilt University sequenced and compared the genomes of 332...

Cotton-based hybrid biofuel cell could power pacemakers

In Georgia, a glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and...

Researchers find simple way to massively improve crop loss simulations

In Illinois, researchers with NASA, the University of Chicago and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research found the most effective way to improve...

Turkey poop could fuel your next Thanksgiving

In Israel, Ben-Gurion University researchers are focusing on ways to transform turkey poop into useful products like fuel. While experimenting with different manure types,...

Seawater fuel discovery in production of bioethanol helps curb freshwater use

In the United Kingdom, University of Huddersfield scientists found a way to use less freshwater in the production of bioethanol by using a seawater-based...

Rutgers scientists develop catalysts to convert carbon dioxide into carbon building blocks

In New Jersey, Rutgers scientists developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide into plastics, fabrics, resins and other products. The electrocatalysts are the first...

World’s first gene-edited wheat harvested

In Minnesota, Calyxt, Inc., a consumer-centric, food- and agriculture-focused company, completed the inaugural harvest of its high-fiber wheat product, the world’s first gene-edited, consumer-focused...

Mediterranean diet enriched with fatty fish reduces childhood asthma symptoms

In Australia, a clinical trial led by La Trobe University has shown eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines as part of a...

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