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New study of 2,600-year-old poop suggests Iron Age miners drank beer and ate blue cheese

An illustrated scene of the Hallstatt salt mountain in the early Iron Age. Reschreiter_Groebner/NHM Scientists analyzed the DNA in an ancient European salt miner's poop from some 2,600 years ago. They found the feces contained microbes consistent with the production of beer and blue cheese. Salt miners were previously thought to mostly eat gruel. The finding suggests they were more sophisticated. A new study of 2,600-year-old feces from an Iron Age salt miner suggested that workers at ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Trends, Austria, Italy, News UK, Slovenia, Prehistory, Unesco World Heritage, Frank Maixner, Hallstatt, Penicillium, Maixner, DNA analysis, Microbe, Brander

How Some of the World’s Most Famous Cheeses Are Made: Camembert, Brie, Gorgonzola & More

Attention cheese lovers! Do you salivate at the thought of a Cheese Channel? Careful what you wish for. Food photographers employ all manner of disgusting tricks to make junky pancakes and fast food burgers look irresistibly mouthwatering. Food Insiders’ Regional Eats tour of the Italian Gorgonzola-making process inside a venerable, family-owned Italian creamery is the inverse of that. The finished product is worthy of a still life, but look out! Despite the deliberately gentle motio...
Tags: Travel, Google, College, Food & Drink, Italy, Seine, Zeppelin, Facebook Twitter, Penicillium, Marne, Meaux, Marco Invernizzi, Trecate, Caseificio Si Invernizzi, Bermonville

Penicillium camemberti: a history of domestication on cheese

The white, fluffy layer that covers Camembert is made of a mould resulting from human selection, similar to the way dogs were domesticated from wolves. A collaboration involving French scientists from the CNRS has shown that the mould Penicillium camemberti is the result of a domestication process.
Tags: Science, CNRS, Penicillium

How meningitis has (almost) been conquered

Scientific discovery is often a messy affair. It’s sometimes intentional, sometimes accidental, sometimes cluttered with error, and always complicated. The ultimate value of scientific observations may not be recognized for many years until the discovery emerges to shed new insight on old problems and become etched in the scientific canon. Such is the story of the conquest of meningitis, a devastating infection of the brain that is usually fatal if not treated.The physician Richard Pfeiffer disc...
Tags: Books, London, Featured, History, Harvard University, Disease, National Institutes of Health, History of science, Smith, Meningitis, Medical History, Health & Medicine, David Smith, Science History, Fleming, Roberts

What agents (and their clients) need to know about mold

Mention the word "mold," and you can send a buyer running from a transaction. Agents need to understand the true nature of mold and its impacts to protect both buyers and sellers. The good news is that it's an issue that can be fixed.
Tags: Mold, Radio, Agent, B2b, Penicillium, Select, Alternaria, Aspergillus, Back To Basics, Black Mold, Romana King, Cladosporium, Stackybotrys chartarum

Why is blue cheese blue

Blue cheese can be divisive, but there’s no denying that some of the world’s most famous cheeses are blue. From gorgonzola to Stilton to Blue Vinny, the cheese style has a distinctive stinky and tangy quality that makes it popular with cheese fans and cheesemakers across the globe. But what is it that makes a blue cheese blue? This is the story of how blue mold became the hottest mold in cheese. Why blue cheese is blue Before taking a single bite, people eat with their eyes. Then, more oft...
Tags: Travel, England, Cheese, France, US, European Union, Italy, Switzerland, Dorset, All, Blue Cheese, Fourme D'ambert, Bern, Robinson Crusoe, Milan Italy, Daniel Defoe

The toilet isn't the dirtiest place in your home

Around 200,000 different species of bug, bacteria, and fungus live in your house. You may think most of them live in your toilet, but that's not true.  Some fungi live in your air conditioner and get blasted throughout the house. One kind of mycobacteria lives in your showerhead and has been found to reduce stress and increase happiness. Tens of thousands of microbe species live in your body and help keep you healthy. Your home is filled with thousands of species of bug, bacteria, fungus. And...
Tags: Trends, Yellowstone, Penicillium, Rob Dunn

Mold contamination in sea salts could potentially spoil food

Research from Cornell University mycologist Kathie Hodge and doctoral candidate Megan Biango-Daniels reveals varying levels of mold contamination in commercial sea salts. Among those molds were important food spoilage molds like Aspergillus and Penicillium, and even some notorious producers of mycotoxins.
Tags: Science, Cornell University, Penicillium, Kathie Hodge, Megan Biango Daniels

8 natural immunity boosters to get you through cold and flu season

Even if you get your flu shot, wash your hands religiously, and try to steer clear of people at home or in the office who are hacking and sneezing, fighting against all the germs and illnesses that seem to proliferate in winter is an uphill battle. While we can’t promise these seven natural immunity boosters will keep you from needing to take a single sick day this winter, incorporating them into your life may improve your chances of a less severe sickness, a quicker recovery time, and even avo...
Tags: Health, Shutterstock, Design, Features, Supplements, Immune System, Probiotics, Natural Medicine, Netflix, United States, Soup, Exercise, Health And Fitness, Sickness, Carousel Showcase, Nature / Environment

The Emerging Bioeconomy Ecosystems

In political circles, the theme of “Better Together” has been under siege of late — barely winning (for now) in the Sctoland independence, debate, and losing unexpectedly in the Brexit vote — but it remains a theme for surviving and thriving in the advanced bioeconomy.  We’ve seen elsewhere the rise of a series of ecosystems that we highlighted here, and are must-knows for charting the future of the sector. It’s accordinlgy not a shocker but certainly welcome to see high activity on two partners...
Tags: United States, Top Stories, Malaysia, Monsanto, Michael Burns, Novozymes, Brexit, Digest, BioAg Alliance Novozymes, Americas Asia, Penicillium, Leaf Resources

Pravastatin production in Penicillium chrysogenum [Chemistry]

The cholesterol-lowering blockbuster drug pravastatin can be produced by stereoselective hydroxylation of the natural product compactin. We report here the metabolic reprogramming of the antibiotics producer Penicillium chrysogenum toward an industrial pravastatin production process. Following the successful introduction of the compactin pathway into the β-lactam–negative P. chrysogenum DS50662, a new...
Tags: Penicillium