bacteria

Man-made bacteria EATS carbon dioxide and turns it into eco-friendly biofuels

Man-made bacteria that EATS carbon dioxide and turns it into eco-friendly biofuels could help tackle climate change, scientists claimEscherichia coli bacteria have been engineered by scientists to consume CO2Scientists removed some genes added one for an enzyme that converts CO2The bacteria feed off carbon dioxide instead of sugar to produce biofuelsBy Milly Vincent For Mailonline Published:…

Bacteria overcome hurdles to jump between species

Scientists studied how pathogens can transfer from humans to sheep. Credit: University of Edinburgh Bacteria can overcome significant challenges to transfer from one species and flourish in another, research has shown. Studies of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause infections in people and animals, have shown for the first time how it can rapidly…

Understanding gut bacteria—forces for good (and sometimes evil)

Crystal structure of putative beta-galactosidase from Bacteroides fragilis. Credit: National Institutes of Health Back in 2015, an interdisciplinary group of research scientists made their case during a business pitch competition: They want to create a subscription-based service, much like 23andMe, through which people could send in samples for detailed analyses. The researchers would crunch that…