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The Search for a Nobel Prize-Winning Synapse Machine

The Search for a Nobel Prize-Winning Synapse Machine

2013s Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine honors three researchers in particular – but what it really honors is thirty-plus years of work not only from them, but also from their labs, their graduate students and their collaborators.

December 10, 2013 — Ben Thomas
Starters: Fermenting With Finger Yeast

Starters: Fermenting With Finger Yeast

My friend Wayne and his daughters Nico and Charlie recently made sourdough bread with homemade starters containing wild yeasts and bacteria.

February 7, 2014 — Christina Agapakis
Dandruff-Causing Skin Fungi Discovered Unexpectedly in Deep Sea Vents, Antarctica

Dandruff-Causing Skin Fungi Discovered Unexpectedly in Deep Sea Vents, Antarctica

Until relatively recently, the fungus Malassezia was thought to have one favorite home: us. As the dominant fungus on human skin and sometimes-cause of dandruff, the yeast Malassezia was thought to live a simple if sometimes irritating domestic existence humbly mooching off the oils we exude.

August 21, 2014 — Jennifer Frazer
Solving a Winemaker’s Dilemma With Wild Yeast

Solving a Winemaker’s Dilemma With Wild Yeast

Have you noticed that wine seems to be packing more punch? Well, it’s not your imagination. Over the past 20 years, wine really has been getting stronger for some reasons that may surprise you.

February 28, 2014 — Jennifer Frazer

Bone Dusters Paleo Ale, Brewed from Real Fossils!

With craft brewing on the rise and many breweries tinkering with flavorings that range from the somewhat obvious (honey or citrus) to the eyebrow-raising (jalapeño, hemp, or even peanut butter cup) it was only a matter of time before someone stared a 35-million year old fossil in the face and thought, “would you make a [...]

March 25, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios