Scientists produce greener biofuel

Researchers in America have pinpointed a catalyst that could reduce the cost of producing biofuels. Using 'common bacteria' and 'the metal palladium' - which can be sourced from waste such as discarded elect...

Help build a supercomputer

People can donate their spare computing power to help scientists better understand the link between bacteria and autoimmune diseases. The Microbiome Immunity Project is part of IBM's ‘philanthropic initiativ...

EU invests in biofuels

|10 April 2017| Europe A leading microbiologist has been awarded €2.5 million to advance the development of biofuels made from bacteria. Microbiologist Professor Volker Müller has received ERC Advanced...

Could biology power your smartphone?

|8 July 2016| England A team of scientists from Oxford University has shown how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to assemble and power microscopic ‘windfarms’ – or other man-made microm...

Bacteria breakthrough will save lives

|9 June 2016| Life-saving discoveries made by a leading team of international scientists will enable the rapid isolation of infectious bacteria. Led by Dr Donald Ingber, from the Wyss Institute for Biolog...