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  • Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

    University of British Columbia researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy. Their cell generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, and worked as efficiently in dim light as in bright light. This i more

  • Multi-nutrient rice against malnutrition

    ETH researchers have developed a new rice variety that not only has increased levels of the micronutrients iron and zinc in the grains, but also produces beta-carotene as a precursor of vitamin A. This could help to reduce micronutrient malnutrition, or «hidden hunger», which is widespread in develo more

  • Researchers use cyanobacteria for the production of chemicals

    In order to manufacture chemical products in the industry, a high energy input is required, which consumes mainly our fossil resources. At RUB, two scientists are researching into a resource-efficient and, consequently, sustainable approach. Prof Dr Robert Kourist from the junior research group Mikr more

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How GMOs are regulated… or not

Set your gene guns to stun as we explore the curious landscape of GMO regulations in the U.S. Critics say the Obama Administration balked on an opportunity to update Reagan-era guidelines on how agencies like the Department of Agriculture regulate foods with edited genes. What does this means fo ... more

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Detection of genetically modified organisms

Detection of genetically modified organisms The detection of genetically modified organism s (GMOs) in food or feed is possible by biochemical means. It can either be qualitative, showing which GMO is present, or quantitative, measuring in which ... more


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