December 07, 2017

Science in the news

Meat's own bacteria produce best-tasting sausage, study suggests
Bacteria naturally found in meat can produce a tastier sausage than added bacteria, according to a study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. "A deeper knowledge of the fermentation process allows the food producers to control better the microbiota, generating final products with high quality and safety," said Luca Cocolin, senior author of the study.
LiveScience (12/1/17 Sigma Xi SmartBrief)


First US birth by woman with transplanted uterus reported
A woman with a transplanted uterus has given birth in the US. This is the first such birth to take place outside of Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The New York Times (12/2/17 Sigma Xi SmartBrief)


Monsanto celebrates opening of new research, development facilities
Agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto has unveiled its newest research and development facilities in Chesterfield, Mo. The facilities are part of the company's $400 million expansion, first begun in 2013.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (12/1/17 Sigma Xi SmartBrief)