Category Archives: Onderzoek

There are more microbial species on Earth than stars in the galaxy

For centuries, humans have endeavoured to discover and describe the sum of Earth’s biological diversity. Scientists and naturalists have catalogued species from all continents and oceans, from the depths of Earth’s crust to the highest mountains, and from the most remote jungles to our most populated cities. This grand effort sheds light on the forms and behaviours that evolution has… Read more »

Gut Bacteria Can Produce Electricity

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Researchers have discovered that bacteria that are part of the human gut microbiome have the ability to produce electricity, using techniques that differ from known electrogenic bacteria. Scientists from the University of California Berkeley have found that Listeria monocytogenes and hundreds of other bacterial species produce electricity, a discovery that could yield living batteries from microbes. “The fact that so many bugs… Read more »

A research paper published in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity

A research paper with the results of a joint project between EMRO and Belarus Institute of Radiobiology (IRB) has been published in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. Please click here to access and download: 「Impact of Effective Microorganisms on the Transfer of Radioactive Cesium into Lettuce and Barley Biomass」 *Available until September 30,2018. Bron: https://www.emrojapan.com/news/detail/177 Direct link van het onderzoek op onze website: Impact… Read more »

Fertilizer destroys plant microbiome’s ability to protect against disease

A growth chamber packed with tomato plants sprayed with bacteria to simulate different leaf microbiomes and then challenged with a plant pathogen to measure how well the microbiomes protect the plant from disease. (Britt Koskella photo) A new study of the role microbial communities play on the leaves of plants suggests that fertilizing crops may make them more susceptible to… Read more »

Can the Microbiome Affect The Effectiveness of Cancer Treatment?

According to National Cancer Institute, approximately 38.4% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. The overall cancer mortality rate in the U.S. fell 25% between 1990 and 2014, according to the National Cancer Institute. Scientists are constantly discovering new ways to make cancer treatments more effective and to increase patients’ quality of life. One of the most… Read more »

Revolutions: The gut microbiome

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Revolutions is our new series that brings together a hand-picked selection of recent articles canvassing cutting-edge insights into major scientific advances. This first rundown brings you up to date with the ground-breaking science surrounding our gut microbiome. It’s striking to realize, but living inside all of us are trillions of micro-organisms. The vast majority of these tiny hitchhikers inhabit our… Read more »

A Scientist Explains Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others

Surprisingly few of the more than 3,000 mosquito species actually specialise in biting humans. Instead, most are opportunistic feeders – feeding when they are able and from lots of different sources. But Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae are well known for their preference for human blood and their role as vectors which transmit disease in humans. Ae. aegypti has been… Read more »