When deciding whether a sick patient belongs in an Ebola treatment unit (ETU), doctors want to be right because any misdiagnosis is terribly dangerous.
Returning an Ebola case to the community leaves a patient untreated and prolongs the epidemic, but admitting someone with a different illness... Read More
"The conventional wisdom among public health authorities is that the Ebola virus, which killed at least 10,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, was a new phenomenon, not seen in West Africa before 2013. (The one exception was an anomalous case in Ivory Coast in 1994, when a Swiss prim... Read More
Come join us and be a part of the online audience at ASM Live, the live internet talk show of asm2015 highlighting various sessions and presentations at the 115th Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.
Microbiologists from selected talks will sit down and discuss their research in ... Read More
One of the immune system's most critical challenges is to differentiate between itself and foreign invaders -- and the number of recognized autoimmune diseases, in which the body attacks itself, is on the rise. But humans are not the only organisms contending with "friendly fire." Read More
This slide deck was presented at the 2014 Canadian Hypertension Conference in Gatineau, Quebec Canada in October 2014 and provides an alternative mechanism by which foamy macrophages may be created and contribute to heart disease. HERV-K102 particle production mediates foam cell formation in mac... Read More
New research from the University of Queensland has shown how zinc "tricks" an essentialmManganese-transport protein of S. pneumoniae into a shape in which it can't accept manganese. It is known that manganese is essential for S. pneumoniae infection to occur, so this research offers a chance to... Read More
Diseases such as HIV and Ebola are on the verge of being diagnosed almost instantly using paper-based technology costing less than $1. Read More
Virus populations do not consist of a single member with a defined nucleic acid sequence, but are dynamic distributions of nonidentical but related members called a quasispecies (illustrated at left). While next-generation sequencing methods have the capability of describing a quasispecies, the ... Read More
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded more than $11 million in first-year funding for nine research projects supporting enhanced diagnostics to rapidly detect antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. The awardee institu... Read More
University at Buffalo researchers have discovered a way to easily and effectively fasten proteins to nanoparticles by simply mixing them together. The biotechnology model is described in the journal Nature Chemistry. Read More
The Baird Parker Agar is great to isolated Staphylococcus aureus, the colonies turn a deep black color that create an amazing contrast with the yellow of the medium. Read More
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND—As scientists and medical experts race to develop a vaccine to stop the spread of Ebola, there are concerns the window of opportunity may be closing. Read More
My global challenge video.... Read More
A fragile shield that is separating us from our microbes. Selfie under high level of biosafety:)
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April 17, 2015 - A multicenter team of U.S. and Venezuelan scientists, led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center, have discovered the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria yet in humans among an isolated tribe of Yanomami Indians in the remote Amazonian jungles of southern Venezuel... Read More
Emory scientists have adapted an antiviral enzyme from bacteria called Cas9 into an instrument for inhibiting hepatitis C virus in human cells. Read More
Now about the term Talmudic.
Dr Toby Jenkins talks about toxic bacteria and how to detect that using a technology within bandages. Taken from Bang Goes The Theory Series 7. Read More