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Arthritis Drug Might Prove Effective In Fighting The Flu, Study Suggests

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that an approved drug for treating rheumatoid arthritis reduces severe illness and death in mice exposed to the Influenza A virus. Their findings suggest that tempering the response of the body's immune system to influenza i... Read More

This Week in Virology - Live in Philly (MWV29)

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Viruses Are Sneakier Than We Thought

Viruses are molecular marauders, plundering cells for the resources they need to multiply. Of central importance for viruses is the ability to commandeer cellular gene expression machinery. Several human herpesviruses put the breaks on normal cellular gene expression to divert the associated enz... Read More

Bacteria have built-in thermometer

German scientists say they have discovered how bacteria measure temperature and thereby control rates of infection.

Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig and the Braunschweig Technical University say they've show, for the first time, bacteria of the Yersin... Read More

Bromocresol fermentation tubes (escherichia coli). note acid (yellow) and gas (bubble)

Bromocresol fermentation tubes (escherichia coli). note acid (yellow) and gas (bubble) Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 4



Bacterias de 32,000 años


En túneles de hielo en Alaska, se han encontrado bacterias preservadas allí hace 32,000 años. Posiblemente, estas bacterias tienen ... Read More

Lactose fermenter (escherichia coli) on Russell's double sugar agar

Lactose fermenter (escherichia coli) on Russell's double sugar agar Read More

TWiV 33: Live in Philly

Vincent, Alan, Dick, and Raul Andino recorded TWiV live at the ASM General Meeting in Philadelphia, where they discussed increased arterial blood pressure caused by cytomegalovirus infection, restriction of influenza replication at low temperature by the avian viral glycoproteins, first isola... Read More

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

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