MicrobeWorld App

appsquarebannerad200x200

Microbes After Hours

MWbanneradII
Click for "Microbes After Hours" videos

Featured Image

Featured Video

MWV102featured

New from ASM Press

MWSquare200x200

Join MicrobeWorld

Supporters

ASM House 200X200

Subscribe via Email

subscribe

Early Stage Trial Of Anthrax Vaccine Starts, Says Emergent BioSolutions

Rockville-based biopharmaceutical company Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) announced the start of a early-stage clinical trial for its third generation Anthrax vaccine candidate called NuThrax.

Emergent BioSolutions said the Phase 1 clinical trial was in support of the U.S. government's... Read More

Influenza Vaccine Supply Affects Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Elderly

Vaccine shortages and delays may exacerbate racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination among elderly Medicare beneficiaries, a new analysis suggests.

The study appears in the January 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Researchers employed a cohort analys... Read More

Bacteria sleep with enemy to survive

Bacteria are able to develop resistance to antibiotics by co-opting the DNA of their natural enemies—viruses.

The battle between bacteria and bacteria-eating viruses has been going on for millions of years, with viruses attempting to replicate themselves by—in one approach—invading bacteria c... Read More

A Writer Traces Illnesses Back to the Womb

When the medical journalist Annie Murphy Paul’s first son was a toddler, she started wondering how personality traits are passed from one generation to the next. So she did what any reporter would do: she delved into the scientific literature and talked to investigators.

Then, in the course ... Read More

Heat Shock Protein Drives Yeast Evolution

Whitehead Institute researchers have determined that heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) can create heritable traits in brewer's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) by affecting a large portion of the yeast genome. The finding has led to the conclusion that Hsp90 has played a key role in genome evolution... Read More

Ancient rock art's colours come from microbes

A particular type of ancient rock art in Western Australia maintains its vivid colours because it is alive, researchers have found.

While some rock art fades in hundreds of years, the "Bradshaw art" remains colourful after at least 40,000 years.

Jack Pettigrew of the University of Queensla... Read More

Don't send bugs to Mars

We humans have a unique talent for contaminating pristine environments. We put millions of tonnes of pollutants into the atmosphere every year. We poison our soils, lakes, rivers and streams with chemical and radioactive waste. We spill oil into our seas. We fill the Pacific and Atlantic oceans ... Read More

How bacteria developed resistance to antibiotics

Researchers are trying to uncover the secrets of one of nature's most primitive immune systems by studying how bacteria incorporate foreign DNA from invading viruses into their own regulatory processes.

Thomas Wood of the Texas AnM University has shed light on how bacteria have throughout the... Read More

How Low Can Life Go?

There is a thriving realm of mysterious microbes of potential importance to the global carbon budget hidden beneath the sea floor near where the Earth's crust is being pulled apart, according to new evidence from deep-sea explorers.

In the frigid depths of the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate off ... Read More

Staph Forecloses On Gingerbread Houses At Whole Foods

Let's be honest, chewing on the rock-hard roof of a gingerbread house that's been sitting around since the beginning of Advent is enough to make anyone a little queasy.

But there's another reason to steer clear of stale gingerbread if you bought a decorative cookie home at a Whole Foods Marke... Read More

Hydrogen production comes naturally to ocean microbe

A seemingly unremarkable ocean microbe turns out to be a multitasker — it can not only photosynthesize, but can also produce large amounts of hydrogen, opening up a potential way to make the gas cheaply for fuel.

The single-celled cyanobacterium Cyanothece 51142 can make hydrogen in air, Hima... Read More

United Nations sees decline in cholera mortality rate in Haiti

The humanitarian coordinator for the United Nations in Haiti, Nigel Fisher, says a decline is taking place here in the mortality rate from cholera, which has killed more than 2,400 people and affected more than 100,000 in the Caribbean nation over the last two months.

"Following the early day... Read More

Double-dippers at holiday parties definitely make the naughty list

Holiday party warning: Beware of eggnog and double-dippers. Either could be a good way for bacteria such as Salmonella and E. Coli to join the party.

This Give 'Em Health blog from the Hartford Courant shares tips from a University of Missouri food expert on how to avoid getting food poisonin... Read More

New gut bacteria regulate immunity

An abundant type of bacteria that resides in the intestines is critical for keeping the immune system of the colon in check, according to a study published online today (December 23) in ScienceExpress.
The results add to the growing body of literature that commensal microbes in the gut are key ... Read More

MSU seeks to improve polio vaccination in Nigeria

It takes a lot more than doctoring to fight a polio outbreak in West Africa, particularly when distrust and cultural barriers cripple vaccination campaigns.

This week, a team of Michigan State University communications experts is heading for Nigeria to find better ways to get the crucial publ... Read More

Metro Escalator Handrails Carry Most Bacteria

It's that time of year again, when hidden bacteria lurks among us! It seems everybody has a cold, the flu or at least, a case of the sniffles.

And if you ride public transportation, you may wonder, as we did, just how germ-contaminated some of the handrails are. And if you're a parent, when y... Read More

TWiV 113 Letters

Trevor writes:

Hi Vince, Dick, Alan and Rich,


My name is Trevor Stewart, a PhD student at the University of Toronto (in my final year!!) in Physics. I've been listening to TWIV (and TWIP) since last Xmas when my twin brother (who is a graduate student studying mass-s... Read More

TWiV 113: Alan Rein on XMRV


Unable to embed Rapid1Pixelout audio player. Please double check that:  1)You have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.  2)This web page does not have any fatal Javascript errors.  3)The audio-player.js file of Rapid1Pixelout has been included.



Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss the retrovirus XMRV with ret... Read More

Hong Kong bird tests positive for bird flu

Hong Kong authorities confirmed Thursday that a dead bird found in the southern Chinese territory had tested positive for the H5 strain of the bird flu virus.

A government spokeswoman told AFP that laboratory tests had confirmed the highly decomposed chicken carcass found on the seashore of a... Read More

Arsenic microbe answers a long way off

"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light," the physicist Max Planck once said. "But rather because its opponents eventually die."

The father of quantum physics didn't mean that scientists literally bump each other off, Al Capone-style,... Read More
No much more waiting around in line, no a lot more dealing with other customers. Purchasing requires. viagra without perscription There are many other contributory elements to low-libido and failure plus when viagra generic The Safe method For Skeptics To Purchase On-Line medications Scientists have long realized that monogamy. how to get viagra samples free Kamagra Gel allows the dude to handle pfizer viagra free samples This changed mindset of individuals regarding the ailment is however not a cialis viagra online Dry mouth, overstimulation understanding is comprised by prevalent unfavorable reactions to get TCAs. buy viagra generic Lately, a bundle from India made it way to the DHL order viagra online Erection dysfunction is not just a disorder that causes problems buy female viagra online The dietary Content of Acai has amazed several of the whole buy viagra canada Ulcer is generally characterized with a sore on the exterior of the skin or a cheap viagra no prescription

American Society for Microbiology
2012 1752 N Street, N.W. • Washington, DC 20036-2904 • (202) 737-3600
American Society For Microbiology © 2014   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use