Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have determined that toothed whales lack functional Mx genes -- a surprising discovery, since all 56 other sequenced mammals in the study possess these genes to fight off viruses like HIV, measles and flu. Read More
During the coming monsoon season, survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a "very high" risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts from around the wo... Read More
The image is one of a series originally created for use by the North Carolina branch of the ASM by James W. Brown, at NC State University.
The beautiful organism is Chromobacterium violaceum, a natural isolate grown from pond water by an NC State University undergraduate student in our MB 452... Read More
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in blood media alpha hemolysis has been seen so in macconkey agar have pink colony.
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(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) After an infection with Helicobacter pylori, gene activity in the gastric cells resembles the activity of cancer cells. Read More
Humans aren't the only ones who like to cruise along the waterways, so do viruses. For the first time, a map of fecal viruses traveling our global waterways has been created using modeling methods to aid in assessing water quality worldwide. Read More
An infectious diseases expert has warned Australia is at greater risk from the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus than it was from Ebola, but Australian authorities insist the nation is prepared for any cases of the deadly disease. Read More
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E.coli, the Lactose fermentor produce sunshine yellow, Salmonella spp, metabolise thiosulfate to produce hydrogen sulfide, which leads to the formation of colonies with black centers, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the non lactose fermentor, produce pink ... Read More
Perfect for the last slide of a research presentation.
4 bacteria was used : Escherichia coli (Thank - White), Micrococcus luteus (for - yellow), Dickeya dadantii (your - white), Serratia marcescens (you, attention - red). Read More
Cupit heart on LB agar with Serratia marcescens. S. marcescens naturally produces a red pigment: prodigiosin. Read More
When treated with the prescription drugs Zoloft and Vascor, mice infected with Ebola survived.
The new study was small and preliminary, but if the drugs prove effective in humans—a finding still years away—it could mean new treatments for the deadly disease. Read More
A new, rapid method is helping detect how bacteria sense and respond to changes in their environment. Read More
Recently a study showed that the high fat food with high salt can help mice prevent from weight gain, which is quite out of the expectation of researchers, as we always hold the altitude that high fat and salt food harms our health. The research results was published in Scientific Reports. Read More
Weaker organisms can prevail against stronger ones—if they’re superior in number, experiments show. This acts as a driving mechanism in the maintenance of genetic diversity. Read More
Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have now discovered how Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) conceals itself in human cells. A main culprit for its bad visibility by the immune system is the viral protein LMP2A. As published in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens, the protein helps EBV-infected ce... Read More
Researchers have identified two critical mutations allowing the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus to transmit from bats to humans. The findings were published in the most recent edition of the Journal of Virology. Read More