Improving safety assessment of nanoparticles

How safe are the nanoparticles in transparent sunscreen, anti-odor socks and bacteria-resistant plasters? Although microbes are present on all organisms, the tools that estimate the safety of nanomaterials still hardly take ...

Can microrobots improve the safety of dairy products?

The Staphylococcus aureus bacterium commonly causes infections in dairy cows, leading to inflammation of the udder tissue, or mastitis, and lower milk quality. In research published in the journal Small, investigators developed ...

Marine bacteria take in carbon dioxide through photosynthesis

Knowing whether or not marine microbes engage in photosynthesis—the use of sunlight to turn carbon dioxide and water into energy—could help scientists to learn if ocean bacteria play a role in the global carbon cycle.

Hidden microbiome fortifies animals, plants too

The microbiome is the collection of microbes that colonize a habitat, human body or otherwise. Because of pioneering microbiome research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, people around the world now ...

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