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Lauren Sara McKee

Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Agricultural Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Lauren has authored 3 articles

Meet Maria Sibylla Merian, the naturalist who painted insects in living color

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One of the first to recognize insect metamorphosis, she's finally getting her dues after 300 years of obscurity

Lauren Sara McKee

Bacteria from our guts have the tools to solve blood bank shortages

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The discovery of a new enzyme system that can convert type A blood into type O blood could ease strain on universal donors and transform healthcare

Lauren Sara McKee

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Reducing agricultural carbon emissions will be good for the planet and our stomachs

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From soil microbes to factory farming, the Green New Deal could radically improve our food system

Lauren Sara McKee

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Start-up releases the world's first GMO probiotic

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The company claims the probiotic supplement can cure hangovers, but evidence in humans is lacking

The placental microbiome may not exist, but the scientific method is real

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Researchers from Cambridge have found that run-of-the-mill sample contamination likely led to the discovery of a placental microbiome

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Science has a garbage problem. Why aren't recycling schemes more popular?

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Research institutions need to reflect on their attitudes toward plastic waste and make sustainability a priority in laboratories

Simone Eizagirre

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It's time to highlight our fungus friends in our microbiomes

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Our gut microbiomes contain fungi and protists, not just bacteria - so why don't we study them?

Adriana Romero-Olivares

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Organic food is booming, but it's grinding field laborers into the dirt

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The well-being of organic farmworkers is falling to the wayside as we rapidly increase our consumption of these premium products

Nicholas Karavolias

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That refreshing ocean mist is full of microbes

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And they're landing on your face

Jennifer Tsang

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