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.
Scientists have identified the FliG molecule in the flagellar layer, the ‘motor’ of bacteria, and revealed its role in the organism, potentially suggesting ways in which future engineers could build nanomachines with full control over their movements.
Researchers led by Osaka University develop a new gene modification technique known as NICER that significantly reduces off-target mutations in DNA.
A team led by Professor Osami Shoji at Nagoya University in Japan has developed a technology to convert methane, the principal component of natural gas, into methanol at room temperature in water.
Scientists have reported a groundbreaking achievement in bioelectronics, advancing the capabilities of common E. coli bacteria to generate electricity.