• A new candidate for defeating Candida

    These nanoparticles deliver a stronger punch to fungal infections.

    Australian researchers have developed nanoparticles that could be used to treat a widespread and dangerous fungal inf...

    Australia August 18, 2021
  • Yeasts lose DNA-repair genes, and thrive

    Some species have lost protective genes but suffered no ill effect.

    Researchers have discovered a genus of yeast that has lost many of the genes that help other organisms stay cancer-fr...

    Biology May 21, 2019
  • ‘Natural health’ statin may cause liver damage

    Red yeast rice lacks proper regulation.

    Red yeast rice, a food and “natural health” product often used as an alternative to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs...

    Health March 25, 2019
  • The mysterious origins of beer

    Analysis reveals ale is product of a meeting of east and west.

    The strain of brewers’ yeast used to make beer, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, derives from versions used over thousands o...

    People March 11, 2019
  • Is yeast a cannabinoid powerhouse?

    Modification leads to natural and synthetic compounds.

    Cells of brewers' yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Science Photo Library - STEVE GSCHMEISSNER./Getty ImagesA grou...

    Biology February 28, 2019
  • Yeasts stole bacteria genes to survive

    A rare case of horizontal transfer between two life domains.

    The hijacking of a suite of bacterial genes by a single yeast cell led the evolution of several fungi species adapted...

    Biology February 21, 2019
  • Bubbles! The physics of champagne

    Popping cork at a celebration sets off a complex train of events.

    Opening a bottle of champagne not only signifies the start of a celebration, but also uncorks a swathe of sophisticat...

    Physics November 5, 2018
  • A rose by any other name is phenylethyl acetate

    The role of yeast in adding flavor and aroma to wine and beer is becoming clear.

    The French biologist and chemist Louis Pasteur said of wine that it “can be considered with good reason as the most h...

    Biology November 12, 2017
  • Cheers to 500 years of different beers

    Geneticists traced brewer’s yeast strains to last common ancestor.

    Credit: Tom Kelley / Getty ImagesCrisp lager, smoky Hefeweizen or a rich, oaty stout? Whatever your beer preference...

    Biology September 8, 2016
  • Thank hybrid yeast for your chocolate feast

    Study found local yeast is behind the diversity of flavours.

    When you’re devouring the first of your chocolate eggs this weekend, consider how their beans' country of origin may ...

    Biology March 24, 2016
  • Is winemaking an art or science?

    In vino veritas – in wine there is truth – says the Latin prover.

    Coldstream in mid-winter is living up to its name. The township lies deep within the Yarra Valley, a region on Melbou...

    Chemistry January 5, 2015
Exit mobile version