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  • Bacterial genetic pathway involved in body odor production discovered

    For many, body odor is an unfortunate side effect of their daily lives. The smell is caused by bacteria on the skin breaking down naturally secreted molecules contained within sweat. Now scientists have studied the underarm microbiome and identified a uni...  more
  • Protein-based bioplastics and their antibacterial potential

    Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings, sutures, catheter tu...  more
  • Researchers debunk 'five-second rule': Eating food off the floor isn't safe

    Turns out bacteria may transfer to candy that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up. Rutgers researchers have disproven the widely accepted notion that it's OK to scoop up food and eat it within a 'safe' five-second window.
  • Microbiomes could hold keys to improving life as we know it

    A consortium of 48 scientists from 50 institutions in the United States -- including Pamela Silver, Ph.D., a Core Faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University -- are calling for a Unified Microbiome Init...  more