Hongos que causan dermatitis seborréica hasta algunos que fueron responsables de la hambruna irlandesa: estos son algunos de los patógenos que estudia la Read More
I just found this wonderfully instructive paper on concepts of bacterial ecology that are relevant to the antimicrobial resistance problem (
Hello Dixon and Vincent!
Your research and real life experience is slowly getting summarized by researchers so that it can be understood by reporters (aka those who
Rastreo de Fuente de Contaminacion Microbiana (Microbial Source Tracking), o el uso de diferentes metodos para encontrar la fuente de contaminacion microbiana en aguas es el tema de hoy e... Read More
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This episode: Plant viruses work together to infect better!
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Rob Knight studies the diversity of microbial communities. For every person, microbes outnumber human cells by a factor of ten. Rob has found that this large population of microbes differs based on which part of your body they inhabit (head, hands... Read More
Sulfonated and non-sulfonated cyanines exhibit very similar fluorescent properties. Non-sulfonated cyanines must be dissolved in organic co-solvent (DMF or DMSO) prior to use, and added to a solution of target molecule in aqueous buffers. Recommended volume of co-solvent should be 10% for Cy3, C... Read More
In this clip from Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, guest Fred Guterl, award-winning journalist and executive editor of Scientific American, discusses his new book, "The Fate of the Species,"and touches on viruses, influenza, scientific research, and the recent H5... Read More
This episode: Salmonella strain engineered to induce our cells to immunize us against diseases!
This episode: Phages could be used to reduce infection with dangerous bacteria from meat and vegetables!
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Living green alga Euglena mutabilis. Technique: Differential interference contrast. Credit: Gerd Gunther, Düsseldorf, Germany
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Large (about 5 mm in diameter), lactose positive colonies of Klebsiella pneumoniae on desoxycholate-citrate agar. Cultivation 37°C, 24 hours.
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a common source of hospital-acquired infections. Some of the strains can carry plasmids that harbour genes conferring resistan... Read More
This episode: A harmless pathogen strain combined with radioactivity can fight pancreatic cancer!
As someone who has been taking a daily regimen of probiotics for some time now, a recent study was of particular interest to me. Probiotics, for those of you who don’t already know, are live microorganisms that are found to benefit the microbiome in your stomach and intestinal tract. They are be... Read More
This episode: Pathogenic and non-pathogenic microbes have different strategies for interacting with us, even when they have a common ancestor!
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Here's my summary of the second day of ASM2013, an exciting day full of science.
Streak plate isolation of Enterobacter aerogenes grown on MacConkey agar for 24 hours at 37 degree's. Colonies grow pink due to fermentation of lactose. Read More