Bacteria linked to Crohn’s disease are difficult to grow in the lab, but MIT engineers have found a way.
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Emily Balskus has won the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious prize for scientists under 40 in the United States.
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The experimental drug has shown promise in early-stage clinical trials conducted in Singapore.
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The company is developing treatments that restore gut bacteria in people struggling with a range of diseases.
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The atmosphere has a microbiome of bacteria, viruses and fungi that travel around the world on highways in the sky.
July 21, 2020 • ~6 min
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Finally, an answer to a long-bubbling question: What works best – bar or liquid soap?
July 14, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers discover mysterious bacteria that break it down in the gut.
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Turning food scraps and yard trimmings into compost improves soil, making it easier for people to grow their own food. City composting programs spread those benefits more widely.
June 11, 2020 • ~9 min
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Trying to make sourdough bread while staying at home during the pandemic? Check out this podcast to find out more about how sourdough works.
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