Wyly Wade

Tag: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Imprison Bacteria in 3-D Printed Tiny Cages

 Bacteria in the human body thrive in 3D structured communities, so studying pathogens in this type of environment could better show how they interact. Now, scientists are doing just that – with microscopic 3D printed cages. Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin have used a new 3D printing technology, which allowed them to construct homes for…

Fungal-bacterial consortia turn corn stalks and leaves into better biofuel

Several University of Michigan researchers have joined together a fungus and E. coli bacteria to turn tough, waste plant material into isobutanol – a product that can be converted into biochemicals and biofuels. A paper based on this research, “Design and characterization of synthetic fungal-bacterial consortia for direct production of isobutanol from cellulosic biomass,” was published in The Proceedings of…

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