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Researchers have developed portable biofactories to culture microbes in hydrogels, allowing bacteria or fungi in the gels to generate useful small molecules and peptides.
A group from Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea successfully formed a one-bead-one compound library of macrocyclic peptoids, DNA-encoded by adding nucleotides in ligation reactions (Lim et al; Bioconjugate Chem., 2019, 30, 2931).
A machine-learning algorithm has pinpointed a powerful new antimicrobial compound.
PFAS are toxic and several have already been phased out. More are following suit, and there’s no known biological mechanism to remove the fluorine atoms and break them down. For this reason, there’s a push to develop technologies to destroy PFAS and clean up polluted waters or soils.
Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are widely available on the high street even though they are not subject to any checks. Now new rules from the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) require the CBD industry to provide information about product safety and contents, or products will be taken off the shelves.
Christine Paszko and Laura Lee Williford, from Accelerated Technologies, highlight the importance of the human factor and the project report when implementing informatics systems
Alternatives to hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants for air conditioning or refrigeration in groceries and cars, offices and homes, could slash greenhouse gas emissions