Learn all about bacteriophage, bacteria's natural enemy. A virus that attacks bacteria much like bacteria can attack us with deadly results. See how phage, discovered over 80 years ago, is now being used to treat infections and fight off deadly bacteria. Read More
The American Academy of Microbiology has just published a colloquium report entitled "Antibiotic Resistance: An Ecological Perspective on an Old Problem."
According to the report, it is possible to co-exist with resistance by- developing new strategies to prevent resistance from spreading and... Read More
A business profile on the biofuels industry, noting how it is getting very close to becoming economically viable. Read More
University of California, Davis, researchers studying the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus have identified a group of immunologically important sites on the virus that are also present in seasonal flu viruses that have been circulating for years. These molecular sites appear to result in some level of ... Read More
Blastomyces dermatitidis. Yeast from tissue smear. Gomori methenamine silver nitrate stain. (400x) Read More
Oncologist Maura Gillison at Ohio State University and researchers from the National Cancer Institute estimate that 4,000 people, 75% of them men, develop a new form of tonsil cancer each year caused by the human papillomavirus.
"The old cigarettes-and-alcohol form of the disease is being ecl... Read More
Colonies of Blastomyces dermatitidis on blood agar plates incubated at 30 C Read More
People are more likely to wash their hands when they have been shamed into it, according to a study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, looked at responses to electronic hygiene messages displayed in UK service st... Read More
"University of California, Davis, researchers studying the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, formerly referred to as "swine flu," have identified a group of immunologically important sites on the virus that are also present in seasonal flu viruses that have been circulating for years. These molecular s... Read More
"Veterinary scientists have made a discovery that promises to deliver a new approach to fast development of cheap vaccines that are effective in all mammals – not just humans or another particular species. They propose that by harnessing the system that reads the biological ‘barcodes’ of infecti... Read More
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) have charted the extreme genetic differences that occur over time in the most dangerous malaria parasite in the world. While there is no approved vaccine for malaria, various experimental vaccines a... Read More
The Government of Canada through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) today announced support for five new research projects designed to help further understand and address the H1N1 flu virus.
"Canada is a global leader in H1N1 flu virus research, including research with our inte... Read More
The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., has announced it is dedicating a new hall to the story of human evolution that will partly focus on how changes in the natural world affected human development.
"To tell the biological, cultural and ecological story, exhibitions wil... Read More
Test results of its swine flu vaccine suggest that children under 10 are likely to need two shots to be fully protected, vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur said Wednesday.
Federal officials said the news is not surprising, since this age group needs two doses of regular seasonal flu vaccine the ver... Read More
First identified at a greyhound racing kennel a few years ago, canine influenza is now cropping up all over the U.S. In this episode of Discoveries & Breakthroughs Inside Science, Cynda Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D., professor of shelter medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, is intervi... Read More
Peter C. Doherty, Laureate Professor (Nobel Medicine 1996), Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Australia, gives a general presentation of the complex immune system we have inherited throughout evolution at BioVision from Lyon, France. Read More
Over-fishing, newly introduced species, the destruction of natural habitats, chemical substances and heavy metals, tank-flushing at sea, and microbiological pollution are just a few of the problems facing Europe's seas. This 10 min documentary is about the state of Europe's marine environment an... Read More