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Rapid testing for TB aims to reduce drug resistance, lower mortality rate

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the accuracy of three new tests for more rapidly diagnosing drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB), which are much harder and more expensive to treat and which, experts say, represent a major threat to globa... Read More

#AGARART2015

A Moderately selective differential media, Hektoen is being used in the isolation Gram negative enteric pathogens ,Particularly Salmonella and Shigella.Bile salts inhibits Gram positive and some non-pathogenic Gram negative organisms making the media partially selective.Lactose,sucrose and sali... Read More

The Brain

This brain inspired image was drawn with orange Deinococcus and Sphingomonas along with yellow Nesterenkonia and Bacillus, resulting in swirls, streaks and spots. After letting the art incubate for 2 days at 30C, the final work was sealed in epoxy extending the life of the work for all to view a... Read More

Dancing Bacteria #agarart2015

The organisms used in this peace react to each other as if they were performing a unique dance. When S.agalactiae is reacting to S.aureus it gets excited and creates a golden clearing in the blood agar as if it was pointing directly at its partner. S. pneumonia and P.aeruginosa give the dance a ... Read More

Community ecology can advance the fight against infectious diseases

Despite continued medical advances, infectious diseases kill over 10 million people worldwide each year. The ecological complexity of many emerging disease threats--interactions among multiple hosts, multiple vectors and even multiple parasites--often complicates efforts aimed at controlling dis... Read More

A Billion Birthdays #agarart2015

If you think rabbits reproduce quickly, wait until you hear about microbes. A single bacterial cell can divide once every 20 minutes. Bacteria also do not grow in the same way as we think of growth; an individual growing larger. In bacteria, one full-grown adult cell divides to form two full-... Read More

The wild garden of the gut bacteria

The bacterial community that lives in our gut have been compared to a ‘garden’, a complex ecosystem where diversity of bacteria is healthy, desirable and beautiful. This piece is created using gut bacteria in organic, botanical motifs, to represent this garden. It’s meant to be a motif with an e... Read More

Great wave off Candida

Candida albicans is a yeast species that is part of the commensal microbiota of the body. Weakened or impaired immune system can lead to yeast infections mostly produced by Candida albicans, although other species like Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata and Candida tropicalis among others ar... Read More

200 People Are to Be Vaccinated in Sierra Leone After Ebola Death

The World Health Organization is to begin vaccinating about 200 people in Sierra Leone who came into contact with a woman who died from Ebola on Saturday. Read More

St. Louis at Sunset #agarart2015

BBL’s CHROMagar Orientation agar is the canvas for this piece of agar art. Chromogens in the agar release a colored compound when hydrolyzed by specific enzymes allowing certain bacteria to appear different colors on it. The white color is Acinetobacter baumanii, an opportunistic bacterium that... Read More

Paying homage to our alma mater, The Gator Nation.

A joint submission by two gator alumni. As coworkers and infection control practitioners we felt it would be a refreshing change of pace to cast a positive light upon bacteria that are usually known for the havoc they wreak. And what better excuse than the ASM Agar Art contest? #AgarArt2015 #A... Read More

Microcosmos

A plate with fungal contamination was allowed to grow at room temperature for several days. The random circular pattern reminded the artist Maria Penil of planets and inspired by this, using red Serratia, orange Deinococcus and Sphingomonas, she brought the wonders of the microcosmos to our macr... Read More

AgarArt 2015

Microbiology is as much a part of the universe as the Mandela represents. In a patient culture we focus on each component. Finding answers in a culture is both stimulating and relaxing. Using science and chemical reactions we get answers. Sometimes it's like solving a really hard puzzle. Ther... Read More

Circle of Microbes

Diverse types of microbial growth with different phenotypes on MRSA Brilliance agar. Air sample was collected from experimental animal house with special air sampler and plated onto MRSA agar for Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus enumeration. It was incubated at 37 degree Celsius for 2... Read More

i'M MICROBIOLOGIST

Hi colleagues, here is a portret of young microbiolosist who spend all his time in laboratory and hope on great publication in journal like Nature. It's joke but very reality. My PhD student Anastsasia Knyazeva is the author of this picture. It was designed by Escherichia coli on the Endo Agar ... Read More

The Bright Mighty Sun

E. coli K-12, a non-pathogen for most part, is a sorbitol fermenter and appears as pink to red colored colonies whereas E. coli O157:H7 colonies are not colored, on the differential BBL™ MacConkey II agar with sorbitol media plates. These two strains were used to paint the abstract sun, whose wa... Read More

Origene

Origene. In this picture, nucleic acids are showing the origin, the very beginning, the masterpiece where evolution take place in the microbial world! Some of the genetics "branch" DNA or RNA is revealing most of the microbial diversity that sustains our biosphere. It is amazing how the genetic... Read More

Salmonelly the kitten

This picture shows a funny kitten named Salmonelly. The black silhouette of that kitten was made by using the bacterium Salmonella enteric serovar Typhi(ATCC® 6539™), the causative agent of Typhoid fever, a human bloodstream infection that is common in the developing world. The pink hair bow dec... Read More

Knowledge dissemination


Knowledge is a gold reserve of humanity that was accumulated during many centuries. So the Japanese character for "gold" painted by Escherichia coli represents here this reserve, and the Proteus mirabilis "waves" around - knowledge dissemination in the community.
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