March 2016

  1. The supercomputer in your head

    The supercomputer in your head
    Recently scientists discovered that the capacity (computing power) of our brain is many times greater than previously thought. This may seem just a fun fact, but neuroscientists were really taking notes. The discovery gave an immediate answer to the question: how can our brain be as energy-efficient as we know it is? Continue reading →
  2. Biofilms: ideal habitat for microorganisms

    Biofilms: ideal habitat for microorganisms
    When microorganisms form colonies, biofilms arise. The latter are sticky and slimy structures made of polysaccharides (sugar polymers) and form a shielded environment for wanted and unwanted microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. When a microbiome is out of balance, an undesirable type of biofilm will result. Continue reading →

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