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mixed escherichia coli and staphylococcus aureus smear gram stain (1000x)

mixed escherichia coli and staphylococcus aureus smear gram stain (1000x) Read More

escheria coli bacteriophage plaque count. four dilution plates (10x)

escheria coli bacteriophage plaque count. four dilution plates (10x) Read More

Escheria coli in spinal fluid - gram stain

Escheria coli in spinal fluid - gram stain Read More

photograph of carcass of swine showing lesions of swine erysipelas (b&w)

photograph of carcass of swine showing lesions of swine erysipelas (b&w) Read More

photograph of the skin lesions in man with the septicemic type of infection with erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

photograph of the skin lesions in man with the septicemic type of infection with erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae Read More

photograph of erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae infection in the thumb of an abattoir worker

photograph of erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae infection in the thumb of an abattoir worker Read More

photograph of hematoma-like swelling of the caruncle of turkeys infected with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

photograph of hematoma-like swelling of the caruncle of turkeys infected with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae Read More

photograph of lesions in swine skin infected with erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

photograph of lesions in swine skin infected with erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae Read More

erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. gram stain of 36 hour thioglycolate broth culture (1000x)

erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. gram stain of 36 hour thioglycolate broth culture (1000x) Read More

sputum achieving score of 0 because of abundant squamous cells and absence of neutrophils - a mixed culture occurred with colonies resembling pseudomas aeruginosa, escheria coli and klebsiella or enterobacter

sputum achieving score of 0 because of abundant squamous cells and absence of neutrophils - a mixed culture occurred with colonies resembling pseudomas aeruginosa, escheria coli and klebsiella or enterobacter Read More

Reports on Twitter Spreading H1N1/Swine Flu Misinformation are Overstated

Gunther Eysenbach, Associate Professor at the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, responds to recent media reports that suggest microblogging sites such as Twitter "are fueling an epidemic of misinformation, disseminating rumor and speculation abo... Read More

Bashing Botulism: Scientists Sleuth World’s Most Powerful Toxins

The May Issue of Agricultural Research published by the USDA-ARS contains several stories about microbes involved in everything from anthrax to zoonoses—diseases that can spread from animals to people.

One story that I found interesting is on the research being done to faster identify and de... Read More

Canadian fined $500 for trying to sneak biological material into U.S.

A former vaccine researcher charged with trying to smuggle biological material from the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg pleaded guilty in a U.S. courtroom Friday.

A federal court in Grand Forks, N.D., sentenced Konan Michael Yao, 42, to 17 days in jail — with credit for 17 days a... Read More

Microbe Hunters: The Mysterious Machine-Workers' Disease

A mysterious illness known as "machine workers' disease," or hypersensitivity pneumonitis, that has been occurring among machinists is one step closer to being better understood as scientists have identified 33 proteins in M. immunogenum that seem to be involved in triggering the immune response... Read More

How Superbugs Control Their Lethal Weapons

It appears that some superbugs have evolved to develop the ability to manipulate the immune system to everyone's advantage. A team of researchers at The University of Western Ontario, led by Joaquin (Quim) Madrenas of the Robarts Research Institute, has discovered some processes that reduce the ... Read More

A Salmonella Vaccine?

Researchers at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) in Norwich, UK., have shown for the first time that salmonella relies on glucose for its survival; raising the possibility of vaccine protection against this food-borne illness and other disease-causing bacteria, including super bugs.

“This... Read More

Historic Cave Art Under Attack from Bacteria

"The Lascaux cave in south-west France houses invaluable animal paintings that are between 16,000 and 17,000 years old, making them among the oldest examples of cave art ever found. Now conservationists must deal with the twin threats of the Fusarium solani fungus and the new bacterial populatio... Read More

Pea-sized Seahorse, Bacteria That Life In Hairspray, Caffeine-free coffee Among Top 10 New Species Of 2008

The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists – scientists responsible for species exploration and classification – today announce the top 10 new species described in 2008. On the list are a pea-sized seahorse, caffe... Read More

Immunomagnetic Beads Can Attract Plague Bacteria

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have used antibody-coated immunomagnetic beads (IMBs) to detect Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes bubonic plague.

While similar techniques are often used to detect various bacterial species, the methods must be altered to suit specific p... Read More

Will going gluten free mess up your gut bacteria?

Yes, going gluten free is trendy. And foregoing products made from wheat like bread, cookies, cakes and other processed foods is necessary for people with celiac, an auto-immune problem caused by gluten, a protein in wheat. But when there’s trendy, there’s always folks ready to trash the trend n... Read More

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