Recycling and reusing plastic has always been fundamental, but this only covers a tiny part of the plastic we produce.
Every year around 100 million people worldwide are infected with Chlamydia trachomatis, a sexually-transmitted infection that mainly affects women.
Promising new avenues are being explored in the field of cancer research, thanks to the genetic reprogramming of living cells like bacteria.
Mold is incredibly robust, to the point that several species found on spacecraft, survive high level of X-ray exposure.
Behind the success of marathon runners there is also perhaps an unexpected element: particular types of bacteria in the intestine.
A weak electric current can accelerate the healing of wounds: there are several patches in the USA named wireless electroceutical dressing, or WED.
The antibiotics of tomorrow may also come from an unexpected source: insects or, to be more precise, from the bacteria that infect insects, or that live in symbiosis with them.
Several essential oils of aromatic plants can also contribute significantly to fighting one of the most insidious infections of recent years: Lyme disease.
Significant help in dealing with the problem of treating wastewater containing organic residues (from food waste, livestock manure, grass and dry leaves, waste wood, etc.) could come from a [...]
The bacteria that populate our intestine (microbioma) never cease to amaze: a group of researchers from the University of Berkeley, California (USA), has just discovered that many of these [...]