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ASM Sets up Shop in Pakistan

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has set up its country liaison office in Pakistan at the Jinnah University for Women (JUW) and Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Dean Faculty of Science, University of Karachi (KU) has been appointed the First Coun... Read More

Bad Mix Of Bacterial Remnants And Genetics Leads To Arthritis

Here's another reason to hate leftovers. A research study sheds light on one cause of arthritis: bacteria. In the study, scientists from the United States and The Netherlands show that a specific gene called NOD2 triggers arthritis or makes it worse when leftover remnants of bacteria cell walls,... Read More

All-out effort stops river blindness in Guatemala

Dogged education and distribution of an anti-parasitic drug have virtually eradicated river blindness in badly affected parts of Guatemala, researchers reported on Monday. And a second study showed that treating family members with antibiotics helped stop the spread of trachoma, another common c... Read More

Feeding the Bacteria in Your Gut

We've all heard of healthy bacteria called probiotics, commonly found in yogurts and dietary supplements. A new wave of products now include prebiotics, dietary ingredients intended either to help increase levels of good bacteria naturally found in the body, or to be used in combination with pro... Read More

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Munchies Brand Pistachios May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Frito Lay Canada are warning the public not to consume Munchies brand Pistachios because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. This product contains pistachios which have been recently recalled in the USA by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bell... Read More

MTS22 - David Knipe - Herpes Simplex Virus 2

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The Two Faces of Photorhabdus

The Small Things Considered blog has an interesting post on the insect pathogen Photorhabdus , the only land-based bacterium which carries out bioluminescence, and nematodes. What I found interesting is that the bacterium also infects wounds. From STC - "This is the stuff of legends, with storie... Read More

Superbug Risk To War Wounded

Soldiers who survive severe injuries on battlefields such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan can be at risk from developing infections of their wounds with multidrug resistant bacteria. The potentially lethal microbes include superbugs such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Ac... Read More

San Diego Science Festival - Dr. Stanley Maloy on Salmonella

Dr. Stanley Maloy discusses microbiology and Salmonella with the students of High Tech Middle in Pt. Loma during the San Diego Science Festival. Read More

Stay out of caves, save a bat

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service this week advised people to stay out of caves in the Northeast to hopefully slow the spread of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a deadly fungal infection blamed for the deaths of as many as half-a-million bats over the past two years. Read More

Bacteria Tapped to Battle Crop-Damaging Roundworms

Beneficial bacteria, aided by a "cocktail" of potent natural compounds, may offer a way to biologically control soybean cyst nematodes and other crop-damaging roundworms. That's the implication of ongoing studies by scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Donald Danforth ... Read More

TWiV 26 - Poxviruses

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Discovery Of Tuberculosis Bacterium Enzyme Paves Way For New TB Drugs

A team of University of Maryland scientists has paved the way for the development of new drug therapies to combat active and asymptomatic (latent) tuberculosis infections by characterizing the unique structure and mechanism of an enzyme in M. tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes the disease. Read More

Why Some People Shake Off The Flu In A Couple Of Days, While Others Suffer Longer, Or Die

For some people it is a certainty: as soon as the annual flu season gets underway, they are sure to go down with it. It is little comfort to know that there are other people who are apparently resistant to flu or overcome the illness after just a couple of days. It is this phenomenon that is now... Read More

New Way To Battle MRSA And Superbugs

Experts from Queen's University Belfast have developed new agents to fight MRSA and other hospital-acquired infections that are resistant to antibiotics. The fluids are a class of ionic liquids that not only kill colonies of these dangerous microbes, they also prevent their growth. Read More

Solid catalyst simplifies turning algae into biodiesel

As home biodiesel brewers know, it's a time-consuming and chemically intensive process to transform French fry grease into a fuel. And then there's the problem of burning something in your truck that could have fed people; canola oil can be used for food or fuel, for example. Read More

Biomass: Can Renewable Power Grow on Trees?

Dear EarthTalk: There’s a lot of talk today about solar and wind power, but what about biomass? How big a role might this renewable energy source play in our future? Couldn’t everyday people burn their own lawn and leaf clippings to generate power?
-- Deborah Welch, Niagara Falls, NY

The old... Read More

Sweet Home Microbiology?!

Found this little southern rock classic reworked for the microbiology-minded via YouTube. It's pretty funny, if not outright ridiculous. Here are the lyrics: Big spores keep on drifting Carry me to my new hosts skin Contact airborne isolation Its time to infect someone again I know its a sin M... Read More

Salmonella Evolves into Something More in Space

Research conducted on the International Space Station in 2006 and 2008 has finally revealed for certain something that virology experts have suspected for a long time, and namely that salmonella grows to be more or less dangerous depending on its environment. In the micro-gravity surroundings of... Read More

Oral Yogurt 'Vaccine' Could Blunt Ouch Factor

Imagine how much nicer it would be to get vaccinated by drinking a yogurt smoothie
instead of being poked by a needle. That might someday be the case, thanks to Northwestern University researchers who developed a new oral vaccine using probiotics, which are healthy
bacteria found in dairy prod... Read More

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