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The Benefits of Bacteria
Most bacteria are not harmful and can benefit mankind in a variety of ways. This topic explores the benefits.
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When microbes kill us, it‘s often by accident

When microbes kill us, it‘s often by accident | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it

“We assume that microbes evolved to attack humans when actually we are just civilian casualties in a much older war (@edyong209 #microbiology | When #microbes kill us, it‘s often by accident – Ed Yong – Aeon”


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Abstracts 2.0

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Efficient ethanol production from brown macroalgae sugars by a synthetic yeast platform
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Abstract 2.0 Is On: Help Wanted

Abstract 2.0 Is On: Help Wanted | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
I have sat on this long enough. It's not like a have anything else going on right now (except the birth of a son in a  month, syllabus to write, classes to prepare, evaluations to do, data to journ...
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Bacterial Chemotaxis and Human Memory: Pete and Repeat

Bacterial Chemotaxis and Human Memory: Pete and Repeat | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
Many do not place 'bacteria' and 'memory' in the same sentence. Normal human perception does not connect the two concepts. However, Mother Nature seems to have a more profound perception. The past ...
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Storytelling in science: Metabolic pathways as circus rings

Storytelling in science: Metabolic pathways as circus rings | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
My family and I recently went to a circus. It had one ring, and that was manageable. We have also been to a traditional three ring circus in the past. Personally, I felt there was too much going on...
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Storytelling in Science: The Cell as Your Favorite Restaurant Part I

Storytelling in Science: The Cell as Your Favorite Restaurant Part I | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
Many say storytelling in science is a great way to describe complex material in an understandable way for the masses. In this post, I will try to use an analogy to illustrate the complexity of a ty...
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First Order of Business When Rich: One Microscope Per Child

It is really sad humans (that seem so determined to destroy this planet) show little regard to the majority of species, most of which are invisible to the naked eye. Most people go through life wit...
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Bedside to bench: Defining the normal human microbiome required many talents - Baylor College of Medicine News

Bedside to bench: Defining the normal human microbiome required many talents - Baylor College of Medicine News | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
Bedside to bench: Defining the normal human microbiome required many talents
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Bacteria To Aid Sustainable Sugarcane Production - Food Product Design

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Asian Scientist Magazine
Bacteria To Aid Sustainable Sugarcane Production
Food Product Design
Researchers discovered a new bacterium, Burkholderia australis, that promotes plant growth through a process called nitrogen fixation.
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Constantly attacked by immune system would make me a pathogen, too.

Constantly attacked by immune system would make me a pathogen, too. | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
This week, a new study published in PLOS Pathogens reported how otherwise benign, commensal E. coli can evolve before our eyes into a malicious pathogen.  In this study, researchers cultured E. col...
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Nanobiopsy: the beauty in the very small is a big deal

Nanobiopsy: the beauty in the very small is a big deal | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
The ability to study the living without destroying it has been the goal of many scientists for decades. A new article in ACS Nano has paved the road towards noninvasive cellular-level examination. ...
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New meaning to the term "gut feeling": gut bacteria and the brain

New meaning to the term "gut feeling": gut bacteria and the brain | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
  We've been told for years that our body is composed of cells, human cells. We've also heard about the 'good' bacteria that inhabit our bodies and help us digest different types of food and c...
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PLOS ONE: Reduced Incidence of Prevotella and Other Fermenters in Intestinal Microflora of Autistic Children

PLOS ONE: Reduced Incidence of Prevotella and Other Fermenters in Intestinal Microflora of Autistic Children | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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How Do We Increase Appreciation for the 'Middle' Sciences? - Just Science

Sadly, ppl are only completely fascinated by two types of science: the extremely big and the extremely small. Extremely middle? #scicomm — Matthew Russell (@mattrussell_PhD) March 12, 2014 I had a Twitter conversation with someone based upon my above tweet. I felt this a great opportunity to explain my thoughts behind the statement. The sciences…Read more →
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Just Science

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No Fluff, Just Science.
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A STEM Book Explaining Bacteria to Kids: Begging Without the Cardboard Sign

A STEM Book Explaining Bacteria to Kids: Begging Without the Cardboard Sign | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
I was recently approached about developing a children's book to educate about bacteria in hopes of clarifying misconceptions many have about 'nasty germs'. I must say how amazed and honored by the ...
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STORYTELLING IN SCIENCE: THE CELL AS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT PART III

STORYTELLING IN SCIENCE: THE CELL AS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT PART III | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
Perhaps a running list of metaphors so far: Restaurant: bacterial cell Building: cell membrane Doors: channels and transporters Patrons: metabolites/compounds/substrates and products Employees: pro...
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Storytelling in Science: The Cell as Your Favorite Restaurant Part II

Storytelling in Science: The Cell as Your Favorite Restaurant Part II | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
Recap: The restaurant is the bacterial cell, the employees are the proteins/enzymes that serve the patrons which are the compounds/metabolites. Who are the bosses that determine which, and how many...
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My Dream for Science Literacy: Abstracts 2.0

My Dream for Science Literacy: Abstracts 2.0 | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
I have been wondering for some time: How can I make the biggest impact to science literacy (This was a start). However, I know I can do more. Science Literacy I received my weekly email of the Tabl...
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Never underestimate clever bacteria: bacterial persistance

Never underestimate clever bacteria: bacterial persistance | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
If there is anything I try to convey to anyone who will listen: never underestimate the intelligence of bacteria. A new case-in-point was published in the journal Infection and Immunity (Abstract o...
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What is the most interesting science? | ask.fm/ManiCub

What is the most interesting science? | ask.fm/ManiCub | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
Biology. (What is the most interesting science? — Biology. http://t.co/NlejU5ZHzt)
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E. coli Up Close and Personal: Scientific Rockstar and Public Enigma

E. coli Up Close and Personal: Scientific Rockstar and Public Enigma | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
This is an article created as guest post for Kitchen Table Science. It seems nothing puts fear in the hearts of the masses like mentioning E. coli. Most think of the disease-causing germ that conta...
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Bacterium can reverse autism-like behaviour in mice

Bacterium can reverse autism-like behaviour in mice | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
Findings support idea that gut microbiome has a role in disorder.
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Useful Products Engineered into E. coli "Poop" (Thank Goodness)

Useful Products Engineered into E. coli "Poop" (Thank Goodness) | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
I can't sit back and let the internet become saturated with misleading phrasing regarding by-products genetically engineered into E. coli metabolism. The latest sensation stems from the commercial ...
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Simplistic view of bacteria in your intestine: a first draft illustration

Simplistic view of bacteria in your intestine: a first draft illustration | The Benefits of Bacteria | Scoop.it
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