May 21, 2015 - A University of Wyoming faculty member led a research team that discovered a certain type of soil bacteria can use their social behavior of outer membrane exchange (OME) to repair damaged cells and improve the fitness of the bacteria population as a whole. Read More
This study investigates how the overexpression of a specific ORF affects the virulence of E. faecalis. Read More
UNSW Australia researchers have shown that changing just a single letter of the DNA of human red blood cells in the laboratory increases their production of oxygen-carrying haemoglobin - a world-first advance that could lead to a cure for sickle cell anaemia and other blood disorders. Read More
Unknown environmental contaminant on blood agar plate streaked with Enterococcus faecalis. Plated was incubated at 37 degrees C for 24 hrs then held at room temperature. Contaminant was not seen until plate was held at room temp for several weeks. The organism was red, mucoid, and had raised... Read More
Unknown fungi isolated from soil sample.I would like to have inputs from the Mycologist in the forum about this fungal colony,its identification,name,species and genus? Read More
Unknown Bacillus isolated on TSA from a swab taken from the bottom of a shoe. Organism was incubated at both 25 and 37 degrees C with growth on the 37 degree plate after 1 week. No growth was seen on the 25 degree plate. Colonies were orangish/yellow, lobate margins, and mucoid at the edges ... Read More
Males aren't relevant -- at least when it comes to disease transmission by mosquitoes.
Researchers with the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech have identified a gene responsible for sex determination in mosquitoes that can transmit yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya viruses. Read More
An international team including scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has identified the molecular "lock" that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells. The findings,... Read More
A rigorous analysis of more than 3,000 antimalarials purchased in Enugu, Nigeria found 9.3% to be of poor quality, according to new research published in PLOS ONE. Read More
Many microbes live in extreme environments, encountering conditions that are very hot, very cold, highly acidic, or very salty. The viruses that infect such microbes must also be able to retain infectivity in extreme conditions. How do they do it?
Clues come from the observations that the gen... Read More