Research: what's new?

Yeast cells are similar to human cells in several ways. However, whereas humans have tens of billions of cells, yeast has only one: the cellular model. The primary target of yeast research is the development of healthcare- and food-related applications of yeast, for both humans and animals. Ongoing efforts are also maintained to develop yeast production for use in both bread and alcohol.
 
This section highlights the experience of researchers involved in developing everyday uses for yeast. For example, did you know that the yeast strains used to produce alcohol can also be used to produce a new type of biofuel for vehicles?