Highway of dreams for microbiologists


A few years ago, biologists Slava Epstein and Yoshiteru Aoi fantasized about a device that would work like a highway lane closure to isolate pure bacterial samples from the environment. They teamed with assistant professor of chemical engineering Ed Goluch to make this a reality.

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Why bacteria are beautiful, and why we need them


Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts, recently appointed Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science, on Monday afternoon discussed his love for bacteria and their symbiosis with people, after which he engaged in a conversation with President Joseph E. Aoun.

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Ancient bacteria go under the lens

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Every fourth breath you take comes from cyanobac­teria, which pop­u­late the planet’s waters.

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