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ABSTRACT: A Persistent Oxygen Anomaly Reveals the Fate of Spilled Methane in the Deep Gulf of Mexico

Here's a link to the abstract of the recent BP methane study in Science Express:

Methane was the most abundant hydrocarbon released during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Beyond relevancy to this anthropogenic event, this methane release simulates a rapid and relat... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 25 - Bdefining Bdellovibrio Bdivision

This episode: A study of the bacteria-hunting Bdellovibrio life cycle!

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Study Finds Bacteria Ate Most Methane From BP Well

A new study concludes that the vast quantity of methane gas that spewed from the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was gobbled up rapidly by bacteria.

About a third of the material that gushed into the ocean from the BP blowout was in gas form, not oil, and the new study is the latest attempt... Read More

Now cancelling my plans to pop on over there for some authentic Lamb Rojan Josh :-(

Read a piece that detailed the idea that the world could effectively "run out" of antibiotics as "a nightmare scenario".
No joke.
Considering how often each worknight we're reaching for the appropriate antibiotic to knock out a case of Strep or a wicked Otitis Media, the possibility that all t... Read More

Viral Evasion Gene Reveals New Targets for Eliminating Chronic Infections

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have discovered how a key viral gene helps viruses evade early detection by the immune system. Their finding is providing new insights into how viruses are able to establish chronic infections, leading scientists to reevaluate their approaches to viral... Read More

Don't let a hospital kill your child

Here's what Katie Roche expected when she went into the hospital for spine surgery: two titanium rods, a bone graft, 17 screws in her vertebrae, eight hours in the operating room, and a week's stay in the hospital to recover.

Here's what she didn't expect on top of all that: sharing a hospita... Read More

Study Of UK TB Patients Shows That Some Recover More Quickly If Their Antibiotics Are Supplemented With High-Dose Vitamin D

A new study of UK tuberculosis (TB) patients has shown that, for those with a certain genetic profile (genotype), supplementation of vitamin D to their standard antibiotic regimen reduces the time needed for TB bacteria to clear from sputum culture by almost a week for the population studied. Th... Read More

Antibiotic Resistance Is Not Just Genetic

Genetic resistance to antibiotics is not the only trick bacteria use to resist eradication - they also have a second defence strategy known as persistence that can kick in.

Researchers reporting in the Journal of Medical Microbiology have now demonstrated for the first time that interplay occ... Read More

IDSA guidelines published for treating MRSA

A 13-member Expert Panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has published guidelines for the treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to assist health care providers in treating adult and pediatric patients afflicted with MRSA infections.

The guideline... Read More

Journal: Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud

The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research.

The conclusions of the 1998 paper by Andrew Wakefield and colleagues was renounced by 10 of its 13 authors and lat... Read More

Exhausted by Illness, and Doubts

New York Times article by David Tuller, a journalism professor at Berkeley, on chronic fatigue syndrome and the retrovirus XMRV. The main focus of the article are four papers published in the journal Retrovirology at the end of 2010 which pointed to contamination as a potential issue for those a... Read More

Taking DNA Sequencing to the Masses

Jonathan M. Rothberg fancies himself the Steve Jobs of biotechnology. While much less known than the Apple leader, Dr. Rothberg is also a wealthy entrepreneur with a reputation as a visionary, a masterful promoter and a demanding boss.

But what Dr. Rothberg really means is that he wants to d... Read More

A Deadly Virus We May Still Need

Have you ever seen a person with smallpox? We rejoice that probably you haven’t. In 1977 the disease was eradicated. Only two known research collections of smallpox virus remain, in laboratories in Russia and the United States.

This month, the World Health Organization is debating whether to ... Read More

Pollution identified as a new concern for antibiotic resistance

When an antibiotic is consumed, researchers have learned that up to 90% passes through a body without metabolizing. This means the drugs can leave the body almost intact through normal bodily functions.

In the case of agricultural areas, excreted antibiotics can then enter stream and river en... Read More

On the Trail of a Stealthy Parasite Biologist Shows Why Some Strains of Toxoplasma Are More Dangerous Than Others

About one-third of the human population is infected with a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, but most of them don't know it. Though Toxoplasma causes no symptoms in most people, it can be harmful to individuals with suppressed immune systems, and to fetuses whose mothers become infected during ... Read More

HPV vaccine: Why guys don’t get it

When men learn the HPV vaccine—which protects women from cervical cancer—can prevent anal cancer, they’re more willing to get vaccinated, a new study shows.

Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, to prevent anal cancer and a... Read More

Hispanics hit hard by flu shot delays

Disparities in flu vaccination rates based on race, ethnicity, and age grow even larger in years when the vaccine supply is limited or delayed.

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that the gap in seasonal influenza vaccination rates for African Americans, Hi... Read More

Battle looms over US science funding

As Republicans take control of the US House of Representatives, science could take a hit – despite a new Congressional measure to boost funding.

"There's going to be a big fight," says Michael Lubell of the American Physical Society in Washington DC. "The question is who blinks first."

In ... Read More

Detecting Tuberculosis: No Microscopes, Just Rats

Researchers have found a new way of testing for tuberculosis that is fast, cheap and widely available: large rats that can smell the bacteria in a sputum sample.

There are expensive and complicated laboratory tests for tuberculosis, and the World Health Organization recently endorsed a new ma... Read More

Why Being Grossed Out is Good for You

Maggots. Rotten meat. Pus-oozing sores. Grossed out yet? Probably. The emotion of disgust is universal, strong and easy to invoke. A single disgusting photo is all it takes to make most of us say, "Ick."

And that's for a good reason. Just as fear protects us from a lion that would eat us, "... Read More
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