Getting bacteria and yeast to talk to each different, thanks to a ‘nanotranslator’

Journal Reference: Beatriz de Luis, Ángela Morellá-Aucejo, Antoni Llopis-Lorente, Javier Martínez-Latorre, Félix Sancenón, Carmelo López, José Ramón Murguía, Ramón Martínez-Máñez. Nanoprogrammed Cross-Kingdom Communication Between Living Microorganisms. Nano Letters, 2022; 22 (5): 1836 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02435 In nature, many cells send and receive chemical signals. This strategy allows bacteria to regulate their behavior, fungi to mate and … Read more

Harvesting baker’s yeast for aging-related therapeutics

Journal Reference: Garrett Wong, Li Rong Lim, Yong Quan Tan, Maybelle Kho Go, David J. Bell, Paul S. Freemont, Wen Shan Yew. Reconstituting the complete biosynthesis of D-lysergic acid in yeast. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28386-6 In line with the growing number of seniors, the number of people living with age-related diseases such … Read more

Yeast cells cause embedded objects to rise via the microbial Brazil nut effect

Journal Reference: Atul Srivastava, Kenji Kikuchi, Takuji Ishikawa. Microbial Brazil nut effect. Soft Matter, 2021; 17 (46): 10428 DOI: 10.1039/D1SM01327K Tohoku University Researchers dubbed this the “microbial Brazil nut effect.” Details of their research were published in the journal Soft Matter on October 6, 2021. The Brazil Nut Effect (BNE) happens when a granular mixture … Read more