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Scientists use biological tissue to recreate main computer component inside E coli bacteria

Stanford researchers demonstrate ‘transcriptors’ inside E coli bacteria, in advance in synthetic biology Scientists have used biological tissue to recreate one of the main components of a modern computer inside living cells. The biological device behaves like a transistor, one of the tiny switches that are etched on to microchips…

Drug-resistant bacteria top agenda of medical convention

CHICAGO — The emergence of bacteria resistant to antibiotics and efforts by scientists trying to cope with the problem top the agenda at a medical convention under way here this weekend. “The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria worldwide is clearly the hot topic because one can observe bacteria becoming more resistant…

Podesta joins biotech firm with patent promising liquid fuels from solar energy

An upstart firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts said Tuesday that a high-ranking official from both the Clinton and Obama administrations would be joining their board of directors, helping them further a project that may hold the key to saving industrialized society from a long-predicted energy crunch. The company, Joule Unlimited, was…

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