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Yeast News

Good beers need new yeasts

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage on the planet. Good beer requires good quality yeasts and researchers are continuing to hunt for new strains.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Baker’s yeast could help combat Parkinson’s

Researchers think that baker's yeast may have the potential for combating neurological conditions like Parkinson's and cancer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Duckweed makes for a good biofuel source

Duckweed is a tiny floating plant and often seen as an unwanted weed. Now it seems as if the plant could have an economic value: as a source for biofuels.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Table sugar used to make a ‘sweet biofuel’

A research team has developed a new source of renewable energy: a biofuel made from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Super yeast improves wine, but lowers alcohol content

Australian researchers have identified special yeast for wine making. The yeast produces a lower level of alcohol but also help to preserve and to enhance the flavor.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Super yeast increases ethanol yield

A research team have engineered a yeast to consume acetic acid, a previously unwanted by-product of the process of converting plant leaves, stems and other tissues into biofuels.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Beer genetically engineered to improve froth

Using the yeast used to make beer scientists to create the first gene for beer foam. The gene can be used to improve the frothy foam on beer to create beers that are more appealing to consumers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Man makes beer from yeast found in his beard

A man has brewed a beer which was fermented using a yeast isolated from his own beard. The yeast has been cultivated to be used for brewing a clear, golden ale.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 10 comments

Can genetic modification make best quality wine?

Scientists have sequenced the genome of one of the yeasts used to make wine. By understanding more about which strains of yeasts make wine of the best quality it could be possible to genetically modify certain yeast to aid premium wine production.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

'Cyborg' yeast, computer alter genes through feedback loop

Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland were able to activate a cybernetic "feedback loop" between a common baking and brewing yeast and a computer, to gain precise control over specific genes, the BBC reported.

Sexual selection in action, revealed thanks to yeast

Why have peacocks such elaborate tails, why have birds of paradise often such crippling plumage? Sexual selection is the answer, but how does sexual selection actually work? Thanks to the humble yeast, we may now be able to find the answer.
 

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae  the yeast used for brewing.
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Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the yeast used for brewing.
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Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a species of yeast. It is perhaps the most useful yeast  having been ins...
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Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a species of yeast. It is perhaps the most useful yeast, having been instrumental to winemaking, baking, and brewing fro a 1000 years.
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A yeast similar to the one pictured here could be one of the first truly synthetic lifeforms.
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A yeast similar to the one pictured here could be one of the first truly synthetic lifeforms.
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Candida albicans  the yeast the cause thrush
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Candida albicans, the yeast the cause thrush
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