VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)

An enzyme to ease biofuel production

Limited availability of fossil fuels stimulates the search for different energy resources. The use of biofuels is one of the alternatives. Sugars derived from the grain of agricultural crops can be used to produce biofuel ...

dateAug 15, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Bacteria pack their own demise

Numerous pathogens contain an 'internal time bomb', a deadly mechanism that can be used against them. After years of work, VIB researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) were able to determine the structure and operating ...

dateJul 30, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Origin of root offshoots revealed

VIB researchers at Ghent University (Belgium) have discovered the substance that governs the formation of root offshoots in plants, and how it works. Root offshoots are vitally important for plants – and for farmers. Plants ...

dateOct 23, 2008 in
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Unraveling the food web in your gut

Despite recent progress, the organization and ecological properties of the intestinal microbial ecosystem remain under investigated. Using a manually curated metabolic module framework for (meta-)genomic data analysis, Sara ...

dateJun 13, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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