Medicine and Life Sciences

Genetic insights shed light on how and where bacteria form brightly coloured colonies without pigments

Life Sciences - Jul 12
Life Sciences

Some bacteria form colonies that display striking, reflective colours. New genetic insights into the formation of such colours allowed an interdisciplinary, international team of researchers to identify the environments and bacterial groups in which these colours are found. Doing so, the team has made a start in understanding the function of these colours in bacteria. The findings, which are published today in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), might have implications for the development of new innovative materials that use bacteria to replace non-sustainable dyes.

Life Sciences - Jul 12

Neural network training made easy with smart hardware

Life Sciences

Led by Yoeri van de Burgt and Marco Fattori, TU/e researchers have solved a major problem related to neuromorphic chips.

Health - Jun 18

Graphene plus liquid crystals equals ’Hot Fingers’

Health

Eindhoven researchers have developed a soft robotic 'hand' made from liquid crystals and graphene that could be used to design future surgical robots.

Health - Jun 24

’Even negative research findings deserve to be published - others can learn from them’

Health

Postdoctoral researcher Florencia Abinzano was nominated for the Trial and Error award, established to create more awareness for open science: the ope

Life Sciences - Jun 17

The role of brain connections in insomnia explained

Life Sciences

Insomnia is a common problem that also increases the risk of depression. Unfortunately, we do not yet sufficiently understand the underlying neurobiological mechanisms.