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Lauren Gandy

Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Chemical Biology

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Sometimes they make food ferment, but used in the right way, these bacteria can also be a preservative

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Lactic acid bacteria produce antibiotic-like compounds that kill off potentially harmful contaminants

Lauren Gandy

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Ancient Egyptians were drinking beer that looked just like modern brews

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Researchers recently took a physical sample from the vats of Egypt’s oldest brewery establishment and analyzed the chemical components

Soon you can feel a little less guilty about enjoying that dill pickle with your meal

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Food scientists have designed a better brine, reducing the pickle's environmental impact

Is your gut microbiome stealing your drugs?

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New research identifies how our gut microbiomes interfere with the medications we take, and offers the possibility of medicine personalized to our gut bacteria.

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A new combination of DNA, metal, and light could revolutionize drug discovery

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A new method is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than traditional processes

Teresa Ambrosio

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The gut microbiome can hit fast forward on Alzheimer's disease progression

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Male — but not female — mice had reduced amyloid beta plaques in the brain after antibiotic treatment

Jenna Sternberg

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Scientists have engineered a self-destruct button in bacteria

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Sneaky molecular biology tricks bacteria into killing themselves, in place of antibiotics

Molly Sargen

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