Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist's video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn't degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor.
That report is at odds with a recent report by the BP spill com... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº 161 resumes the recent article by Ermolaeva et al. about the use of "cold plasma" to kill bacter... Read More
It's 20 miles (30 kilometers) from the nearest paved road, untouched by electricity, running water, sanitation and even the barest of health care. Life is so bleak that nearly all adult men leave to search for menial work for their families' survival.
Here, deep in the floodplains of the Kosi... Read More
Staff members Garth, Lindsay and Jim at the American Society for Microbiology booth at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C.
If you happen to be at the meeting today, please stop by and introduce yourself. Read More
A microscopy technique developed at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole will allow scientists to see the spatial arrangement of up to 28 differently labeled microbes in a single field of view.
Until recently, scientists have not been able to look at a microbial community and distin... Read More
A panel of scientists speaking Feb. 19 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) unveiled new research and models demonstrating how climate change could increase exposure and risk of human illness originating from ocean, coastal and Great Lakes ecosy... Read More
SOUDAN, Minn. (WCCO) — Scientists in Minnesota have discovered a place like nowhere else on earth right here in Minnesota. It’s in the water found at the bottom of the Soudan Mine on the Iron Range. Where the water comes from is still a mystery, but it could possibly be from an ancient sea — a s... Read More
Brian Malow at the Social Media Soiree party during the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C.
Malow was featured in one of the first MicrobeWorld Video episodes about 3 years ago.
Cut and paste this link - http://bit.ly/gTniHl - into your address b... Read More
Stan Maloy of the American Society for Microbiology participates in the first episode of This Week in Microbiology live from the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C.
This Week in Microbiology will officially launch next week. Other guests for the fir... Read More
Anna Skalka of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa., discusses research into the ages of various virus families with Jeffrey Fox of Microbe magazine Read More
What do makeup samples, sushi and the Metro have in common? They are all host to a variety of bacteria.
We followed last week’s underground incubator to see if the bacteria we swabbed from the Metro was any more or less disconcerting than what we might find at the mall or in our offices.
D... Read More
Algal blooms that occur in rivers and waterways have been found to produce a previously unrecognized estrogen-like compound that adversely affects fish, plants and humans by disrupting the normal activity of reproductive hormones.
University of Tennessee researchers, led by biotechnologist Th... Read More
Researchers have rediscovered frog species including one last seen in India more than a century ago, potentially offering clues on why they have survived a global crisis killing amphibians.
Scientists estimate that more than 30 percent of amphibians are facing extinction due to a mysterious f... Read More
El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 160 is dedicated to the discovery of the virus that infects the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans... Read More
This episode: Artificial proteins actually function in bacteria!
The first detailed study of infection of nonhuman primates with the retrovirus XMRV reveals that the virus establishes a persistent infection characterized by infection of multiple tissues. Viremia (virus in the blood) is low and transient, with proviral DNA detectable in blood lymphocytes. The ... Read More
Metallic copper surfaces kill microbes on contact, decimating their populations, according to a paper in the February 2011 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. They do so literally in minutes, by causing massive membrane damage after about a minute's exposure, says the st... Read More
A new study suggests that differences in the host's genetics can make a big difference in susceptibility bacterial infection. In a study in the February 2011 Infection and Immunity, Virginia L. Miller of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her collaborators show that the virulence... Read More
Ever wanted to take a closer look at the mites on the end of your eyelashes or perhaps see how active (or inactive) sperm cells are? With less than an hour to spare and about £15, you can now make your own digital microscope by following our video guide presented by artist Lewis Sykes from Cyber... Read More