Economic Equality

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.


Two new species of oil-forming yeast discovered

A research group has discovered two new species of oil-forming yeast in the soil of Shiga Prefecture in Japan. Their study also examines the relationship between the prefecture’s diverse climate and microbial ecology.

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E coli bacteria engineered to generate electricity from wastewater

Scientists have reported a groundbreaking achievement in bioelectronics, advancing the capabilities of common E. coli bacteria to generate electricity.

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