Across the globe there are huge disparities in access to basic services such as healthcare, education, and economic resources, with the UN estimating over 98 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. It is vital for microbial research to identify those areas which actively maintain cycles of poverty and disparity. In recognising the interconnected nature of human financial systems and environmental health, microbial research can be a leader in working toward Economic Equality.
Several areas of microbiology are ripe for commercial exploitation in Nigeria - so what’s the next step for students and researchers interested in setting up science-driven business ventures? A recent workshop had the answers.Read story
Researchers have discovered two essential electron carriers which play a key role in determining the performance of iron (Fe) nitrogenase, thus opening up new possibilities for elucidating and maximizing nitrogenase’s potential.
The gut microbiome interacts with the loss of female sex hormones to exacerbate metabolic disease, including weight gain, fat in the liver and the expression of genes linked with inflammation, researchers found in a new rodent study.
Researchers have introduced a novel biomineralization strategy, which effectively isolates marine concrete from microbially induced corrosion, contributing to the achievement of sustainable coastal structures.