Natural rainbow colorants microbially produced

A research group at KAIST has engineered bacterial strains capable of producing three carotenoids and four violacein derivatives, completing the seven colors in the rainbow spectrum. The research team integrated systems metabolic ...

Lost in the Med: Pacific grey whale ventures far from home

A young grey whale has been sighted off the southern French coast in recent days, lost in the Mediterranean and trying unsuccessfully to make it back to its natural habitat—the northern Pacific—the national network for ...

Researchers drill down to the core of wellbeing worldwide

Researchers at SAHMRI and Flinders University have conducted the largest ever meta-analysis of wellbeing studies from around the world to answer the question, "What's the best way to build personal wellbeing?".

Microbial production of a natural red colorant carminic acid

A research group at KAIST has engineered a bacterium capable of producing a natural red colorant, carminic acid, which is widely used for food and cosmetics. The research team reported the complete biosynthesis of carminic ...

Why tackling malnutrition is key to women's empowerment

Disruptions to food and health systems because of COVID-19 are causing rates of malnutrition to rise substantially. Experts predict that severe hunger around the worldwill more than double over the course of the pandemicand ...

Bacteria and viruses: A network of intestinal relationships

The balance of human intestinal microbiota, consisting of hundreds of bacterial species and phages (bacteria viruses), is crucial to good health. A research team, including scientists from the CNRS and the Institut Pasteur, ...

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