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Pakistan floods kill 1,300, disease stalks survivors

Fears were growing Monday for up to 2.5 million people affected by Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years amid outbreaks of disease after monsoon rains killed more than 1,300 people.

Unprecedented rains triggered floods and landslides, sweeping away thousands of homes and devastating farmland in... Read More


Avian influenza situation in Egypt - WHO update 35
The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced a new human case of A(H5N1) avian influenza infection. The case is a 20 year-old female from Shobra Elkhima district, Qliubia Governorate. She was... Read More

Polio booths to come up along Nepal border

With Uttar Pradesh along with neighbouring Bihar achieving success in controlling transmission of P 1 virus — the most virulent type of polio virus — in the past eight months, the Mayawati government has decided to take a unique step of immunising children below five years of age at the border p... Read More

Important Considerations for a Career in Biotech

When I was in graduate school, it seemed that almost no one aspired to work in industry or be part of a company. But times are changing. Now, when I go to conferences and talk to scientists in training, I am asked, ”how do I get a job in a company?” and “How did you get your job?”

This is not... Read More

Rabid dogs roam holiday hotspot, kill at least 78

Putu Valentino Rosiadi should have started third grade this month. But instead of buying a new school uniform and notebooks, his father mournfully cradles a black-and-white photo.

The 8-year-old was next door when a stray dog jumped him in May, ripping its teeth into the boy's right calf. He ... Read More

Drug-resistant strain of E. coli emerges in U.S.

A new, virulent and drug-resistant strain of E. coli bacteria is infecting people in the United States and posing a significant public health threat, doctors reported on Friday.

The new strain is called ST131 and caused many of the E. coli infections resistant to antibiotics in the fluoroquin... Read More

Diet linked to changes in breast cancer DNA

A new study suggests that epigenetic profiles of breast cancer tumors have a direct association with diet, alcohol, and tumor size. The finding could offer a new way to predict the severity of the disease.

“We undertook this study to help illuminate how diet and environmental factors might co... Read More

Under Pressure: The Search for a Stress Vaccine

Baboons are nasty, brutish, and short. They have a long muzzle and sharp fangs designed to inflict deadly injury. Their bodies are covered in thick, olive-colored fur, except on their buttocks, which are hairless. The species is defined by its social habits: The primates live in troops, or group... Read More

The MO-Bio Blog

From MO BIO Labs, a cool blog of life sciences sites and lings. Thanks for the MicrobeWorld shout-out, MO BIO!

"I spend a lot of time reading internet news and blogs to stay on top of current research. In the course of my web surfing, I have found some really great scientific sites for microb... Read More

‘Specialty Farms’ Recalls Sprouts in the Wake of Possible Listeria Infection

According to a recent report, Specialty Farms LLC is recalling two of its sprout packs. The move has come in the wake of revelation made by the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, that the samples of alfalfas sprout blended products on July 14 had a possible Listeria infection.
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Mysterious ocean bacteria can spark illness, cost lives

Contrary to popular belief, wading in the ocean to heal cuts and scrapes isn't always the best idea.

A little-known, deadly bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus, which naturally occurs in warm coastal waters, can infect the open wounds of beachgoers and incite a life-threatening illness in thos... Read More

TWiV 93: Our infectious inbox

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On episode #93 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Rich answer listener questions about lab procedures, prokaryotes, endogenous retroviruses, the iPad and teaching, prions, mimi... Read More

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I once went into a very large bookstore and asked the clerk if they had any books on parasitology. She said that they did and pointed in the direction of a large case of colorful books which on closer examination turned out to ... Read More

Herpes Virus Attacks Oysters

Have a stash of oysters? They may be a better hedge against inflation than gold. Herpes virus has struck the Pacific Oyster breed. Tag that onto pollution destroying oyster beds in bays to the oily goo settling on oyster beds in the gulf and oyster production is falling precipitously.

Whitsta... Read More

CellCraft - A Strategy Game from a cell's perspective

Cool game from researchers at Wake Forest University.

"CellCraft integrates intended teaching points within the rules of the game so that the "fun part" is the lesson.

For example, to salvage precious cellular resources, players must learn that lysosomes are required to recycle aging mitoc... Read More

Phytoplankton Population Drops 40 Percent Since 1950

The microscopic plants that form the foundation of the ocean's food web are declining, reports a study published July 29 in Nature.

The tiny organisms, known as phytoplankton, also gobble up carbon dioxide to produce half the world's oxygen output—equaling that of trees and plants on land.

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Added to the Recall List: Millions of Frozen Mice

Take mice from freezer. Thaw (but not in the microwave, please). Feed to pet snakes. And do not forget to wash your hands.

That is the message from public health officials in the wake of salmonella outbreaks that have sickened more than 400 people, many of them snake owners or their children,... Read More

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Cowichan Valley Meat Market warn public not to consume pepperoni products

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Cowichan Valley Meat Market are warning the public not to consume the pepperoni products described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
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Integrated Approach Needed to Reduce TB Deaths in Those With HIV

Preceding a Special Session at AIDS 2010: XVIII International AIDS Conference to discuss strategies to reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB) among people infected with HIV, a group of about 50 spirited but orderly activists marched and chanted in the meeting room to make the point that TB is an... Read More

Study finds respiratory symptoms more reliable indicator of H1N1, not fever alone

New research shows that individuals with mild H1N1 infection may go undetected using standard diagnostic criteria, according to a study in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemi... Read More
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