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Deep Inside Bacteria, a Germ of Human Personality

Scientists Hope to Fight Infections by Blocking the Social Creatures' Ability to Sense When They Have Sufficient Numbers to Attack

Bacteria are the oldest living things on earth, and researchers have long felt that they must lead dull, unfussy lives. New discoveries are starting to show just ... Read More

Can American business survive H1N1?

A recent op-ed in the Washington Times by Asa Hutchinson, former congressional representative from Arkansas and chairman of the ReadyCommunities Partnership advisory board, and Michael Schmidt, MUSC Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, calls for the private sector to consider the role of th... Read More

The Claim: Cinnamon Oil Kills Bacteria

In a country obsessed with germs and sickness, antibacterial soaps and sanitizers are becoming more and more common. But because such products contribute to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, some researchers recommend sanitizers made with cinnamon oil, which has been shown in... Read More

TWiV 48: Outbreaks near you



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New 2010 Handwashing Brochure - Get a Grip


This new brochure, available from the American Society for Microbiology and the Amer... Read More

2003 Clean Hands Campaign

Don’t Get Caught Dirty Handed (2003)


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Does it take an outbre... Read More

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2010 Findings


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Leading health authorities agree that hand washing is the simplest, most effect thing people can do to reduce the spread ... Read More

Washup Archives

Don’t Get Caught Dirty Handed (2003)


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Does ... Read More

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Our survey: PowerPoint Show Format


If you have Microsoft’s PowerPoint, you can download our 17-image slide show.


Note: controls will appear in the lower left corner of your monitor. You may also use your arrow keys to move forward and back... Read More

Handwashing Fact Sheet

According to the CDC, the single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness to others is to clean our hands.


Infectious diseases, many of which are spread by unclean ha... Read More

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TWiV 48

Rodney writes:


Hello, I have been an avid listener of TWiV over the last 9 months or so and have very much enjoyed the podcast. It is always great to hear a broad, informed discussion on virology, and your recent podcast on viral classification was of particular interest to m... Read More

Don't Get Caught Dirty Handed

When it comes to washing their hands, Americans say they are getting the message, but their actions speak otherwise.  While nine out of ten (92%) Americans, in a recent telephone survey, said they always washed their hands after using a public restroom, an observation... Read More

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Filthy X-Ray Equipment Blamed for Spreading Infections in Hospitals

Israeli researchers looking into the spread of drug-resistant infections in hospital intensive-care units are pointing a finger of blame at portable X-ray equipment that is not properly sanitized.

Officials from Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital in Jerusalem say observation of technicians p... Read More

Absidia corymbifera

Absidia corymbifera. Sporangia and sporangiophore in vitro. LCB stain Read More

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