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08:08 EDT 23rd June 2018 | BioPortfolio is an internet web site designed to bring useful and interesting microbiology informational resources to you. With literally billions of web pages out there in cyberspace, searching effectively and efficiently for any information is becoming increasingly difficult. Finding accurate and specific information on microbiology topics is much like "looking for a needle in a haystack". This web site attempts to reduce the clutter and the size of the haystack in an effort to help you filter through the information in an organized manner. This site is and probably will always be a "work in progress". However, with age, your input, help and suggestions it will become better. is managed by its creator and webmaster, Al Chan. His vision was to create a site with an international reach that was free, informative and a place where people could easily find microbiology resources. Al has been a student of microbiology since 1986 and continues to be fascinated by the microbial world.


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News Articles [237 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Reddit AMA: The wonderful world of microbes!

The final Reddit AMA in the National DNA Day AMA series will be about all things microbes! Join us April 27th and learn about how microbes live everywhere and are linked to everything we do. The Ro...

Microbes in Space: Bioengineered Bugs Could Help Colonize New Planets

As humans spread out into the cosmos in search of life, the most alien organisms we encounter may be those we bring with us. Researchers at NASA and elsewhere are engineering microbes so they can carr...

Specific bacteria in the small intestine are crucial for fat absorption

A new study -- one of a few to concentrate on microbes in the upper gastrointestinal tract -- shows how the typical calorie-dense western diet can induce expansion of microbes that promote the digesti...

Sugar-Munching Microbes Put the ‘Eco’ into the Dyeing Industry

The commercial dyeing industry is not known for being eco-friendly, which is something that PILI – a synbio startup based in France – is hoping to address with their color producing microb...

Specific small-bowel microbes regulate digestion and absorption of fats, study shows

Although the vast majority of research on the gut microbiome has focused on bacteria in the large intestine, a new study-;one of a few to concentrate on microbes in the upper gastrointestinal tract-;s...

Taming biofuel-loving microbes

(American Chemical Society) Most people are cautious around gasoline and diesel for good reason, but some microbes love the stuff -- especially biofuels that contain fatty acid derivatives. So, as the...

Microbes Come to the Rescue to Reduce Hospital Waste

Hospital waste management is no laughing matter, given that one hospital bed can produce up to 0.5 kg of waste per day. A Dutch technology is using microbes to optimize the process with anaerobic dige...

Researchers devise new way to discern what microbes eat

(North Carolina State University) A new technique helps researchers determine food eaten by microbes.

PubMed Articles [201 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

The role of production process and information on quality expectations and perceptions of sparkling wines.

The present research aims to analyse, by combining sensory and experimental economics techniques, to what extent production process, and the information about it, may affect consumer preferences. Spar...

Microbes and Infection turns 20.

The journal Microbes and Infection is celebrating its vigintennial anniversary and has reunited for this occasion two dozen reviews illustrating achievements of the past as well as future challenges i...

Microbiome Research in a Social World.

Should we get our microbiomes sequenced? Do we shape our microbes, or do our microbes shape us? These are just a few of the questions at the border between microbiome science and humanities.

Paradoxical choice in rats: subjective valuation and mechanism of choice.

Decision-makers benefit from information only when they can use it to guide behavior. However, recent experiments found that pigeons and starlings value information that they cannot use. Here we show ...

A potential relationship between gut microbes and atrial fibrillation: Trimethylamine N-oxide, a gut microbe-derived metabolite, facilitates the progression of atrial fibrillation.

Emerging evidence indicates gut microbes and their products could activate the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which plays important roles in the initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF)...

Clinical Trials [79 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Evaluation of Efficacy and Long-term Safety for the InFo - Instant Focus © Lens / PMCF

This is a monocentric, longitudinal, prospective, observational post-market follow-up study. 30 patients with a cataract will receive an InFo - Instant Focus © lens implant. After the ca...

Compliance With Treatment For Patients With Hyperlipidemia

It is a prospective observational study. Patients will be high risk patients (for developing cardiovascular events) that are treated with a statin. Patients will be enrolled at a normal c...

The Presence of Microbes in the Sperm and Their Impact on Sperm Capacitation and IVF Treatment

Study Goals: 1. Finding the prevalence of bacteria of the sperm in an innovative and more accurate methode 2. Understanding the effect of microbes on the process of capaci...

Fecal Microbial Transplantation and Fiber Supplementation in Participants With Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome.

Obesity is increasing in western society at a rapid rate and is associated with metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Although genetics, improper diet, and sedentary lifestyle are known to...

The Impact of Maternal Microbes on Infant Health Programming

MAMI aims to characterize maternal microbes to be transferred to neonates and determine their function in infant health programming.

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