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A simplified way to turn food waste into hydrogen energy

January 8, 2020

Yeast is used to break down food waste to clean hydrogen for further use with minimal pre-processing steps…
’Batman’ yeast makes fruity, milky food flavours

December 3, 2019

Researchers have engineered yeast to make fruity, milky flavours in a one-step process. Making these lovely smelling flavours…
How to make better biofuels? Convince yeast it’s not starving

November 14, 2019

Yeast already helps make bread and beer and cranks out the biofuel ethanol, but scientists believe it can…
Deepest look yet at brewer’s yeasts reveals the diversity harnessed by humans

October 24, 2019

Thousands of years ago, as humans tamed wild animals and plants into livestock and crops, their penchant for…
Life in evolution’s fast lane

May 22, 2019

Most living things have a suite of genes dedicated to repairing their DNA, limiting the rate at which…
Screening for genes to improve protein production in yeast

April 30, 2019

By silencing genes, researchers have managed to increase the protein production in yeast significantly. This method can lay…
Unraveling the origin story of beer yeast

April 10, 2019

Justin Fay has brewed wine and beer from dozens of different types of yeast. But not necessarily for drinking…
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Yeast produce low-cost, high-quality cannabinoids

February 28, 2019

UC Berkeley synthetic biologists have engineered brewer’s yeast to produce marijuana’s main ingredients—mind-altering THC and non-psychoactive CBD—as well…
Genes behind lager yeast’s cold- and sugar-loving success revealed

February 5, 2019

Lager beer is cold, crisp, dry — and worth about half a trillion dollars worldwide. Behind the world’s…
Getting yeast to make artificial sweets

January 28, 2019

The holiday season can be a time of excess, but low- or no-calorie sweeteners could help merry-makers stay…
New Yeast Model of Metabolic Disorders May Lead to Life-saving Therapies

January 22, 2019

There are hundreds of metabolic disorders — including phenylketonuria, tyrosinemia, maple syrup urine disease and homocystinuria. These disorders…
Scientists to produce anti-cancer drugs in yeast

December 7, 2018

Nature is so complex that natural molecules used for i.e. cancer treatment still can’t be produced by chemical…
Wild yeasts may hold key to better wines from warmer climates

December 4, 2018

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found yeasts that naturally occur on wine grapes may improve wines…
Oenologists suggest wild yeast could improve the quality of wine from warmer climates

December 3, 2018

Making wine involves a lot of science. So much so that a lot of universities are involved in…
Broad genome analysis shows yeasts evolving by subtraction

November 16, 2018

An unprecedented comparison of hundreds of species of yeasts has helped geneticists brew up an expansive picture of…
Red-hued yeasts hold clues to producing better biofuels

October 13, 2018

A compound that has scientists seeing red may hold the key to engineering yeasts that produce better biofuels.…
Researchers discover how to protect yeast from damage in biofuel production

August 16, 2018

Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison…
Wearable “microbrewery” saves human body from radiation damage

August 9, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The same way that yeast yields beer and bread can help hospital lab workers…
Microbe breaks “universal” DNA rule by using two different translations

June 19, 2018

DNA is often referred to as the blueprint for life, however scientists have for the first time discovered…
Wild Wisconsin yeast find their way into bread, beer, and class

May 30, 2018

Your next bite of local bread or gulp of Madison beer might just have a little piece of…
Let them eat xylose: Yeast engineered to grow efficiently on novel nutrients

April 9, 2018

Researchers at Tufts University have created a genetically modified yeast that can more efficiently consume a novel nutrient,…
Researchers use light to turn yeast into biochemical factories

April 6, 2018

“This technique allows us to control the metabolism of cells in an unprecedented way,” said co-lead researcher José Avalos,…
New tools aid hunt for life-extending chemicals

November 29, 2017

Yale researchers have discovered novel chemical compounds that extend the lifespan of a species of yeast by using…
Birth of a New Protein: How Evolution Does More Than Tinker

October 26, 2017

A yeast protein that evolved from scratch can fold into a three-dimensional shape — contrary to the general…
Scientists Enlist Baker’s Yeast to Find New Medicines

July 31, 2017

One of the hardest parts in drug discovery is pinning down how a medicine actually works in the…
Provocative prions may protect yeast cells from stress

January 30, 2017

Prions have a notorious reputation. They cause neurodegenerative disease, namely mad cow/Creutzfeld-Jakob disease. And the way these protein…
Fungi expert helps craft beer project

January 24, 2017

A fungi expert at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has helped define the funk behind Nebraska’s first all-homegrown craft…
Changing cell behavior could boost biofuels, medicine

November 8, 2016

A computer scientist at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a way to coax cells to do…
‘Super yeast’ has the power to improve economics of biofuels

October 17, 2016

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin­–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) have found a way…
Yeast gene rapidly evolves to attack viruses

October 10, 2016

Humans have used Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast in baking, brewing and winemaking for millennia. New research from the University…
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