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Bacteria to become 'bio-batteries': Bacteria power 'bio-battery' breakthrough

Bacteria to become 'bio-batteries': Bacteria power 'bio-battery' breakthrough | Microbial Diseases | Scoop.it
Bacteria could soon be acting as microscopic "bio-batteries" thanks to a joint UK-US research effort.

 

The team of scientists has laid bare the power-generating mechanism used by well-known marine bacteria.

 

Before now it was not clear whether the bacteria generated an electrical charge themselves or used something else to do it.

 

Unpicking the process opens the door to using the bacteria as an in-situ robust power source.


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Safer vaccine created without virus - The Japan Times

Safer vaccine created without virus - The Japan Times | Microbial Diseases | Scoop.it
TopNews United States Safer vaccine created without virus The Japan Times Using the data, a team of scientists from Oxford and Reading Universities and the Pirbright Institute were able to reconstruct the outside structure of the virus, which...
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Bacteria in the Intestines May Help Tip the Bathroom Scale, Studies Show - New York Times

Bacteria in the Intestines May Help Tip the Bathroom Scale, Studies Show - New York Times | Microbial Diseases | Scoop.it
Bacteria in the Intestines May Help Tip the Bathroom Scale, Studies Show
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The bacterial makeup of the intestines may help determine whether people gain weight or lose it, according to two new studies, one in humans and one in mice.
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Lyme disease bacteria stays safe by stockpiling manganese | MNN ...

Lyme disease bacteria stays safe by stockpiling manganese | MNN ... | Microbial Diseases | Scoop.it
The bacterium that causes Lyme Disease substitutes manganese for iron in its diet.
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Interactive video: Synthetic viruses - BBC News

Interactive video: Synthetic viruses - BBC News | Microbial Diseases | Scoop.it
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Interactive video: Synthetic viruses
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Viruses are the most common biological unit on Earth, outnumbering all other types put together.
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SARS-Like Virus Kills Two More People in Germany and Britain - ABC News

SARS-Like Virus Kills Two More People in Germany and Britain - ABC News | Microbial Diseases | Scoop.it
ABC News SARS-Like Virus Kills Two More People in Germany and Britain ABC News The mysterious SARS-like virus that appears to be originating in the Middle East has claimed two more victims after people died from the infection in Germany and in...
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