So I told ccondayan I would post something lewd to MicrobeWorld (who probably thought I was joking). And what could be more lewd than genuine smut? Of course, since this is MicrobeWorld, I'm posting about the group of fungal plant pathogens referred to as smut. When I worked in a plant pathol... Read More
Leprosy is a chronic infection of the skin, peripheral nerves, eyes and mucosa of the upper respiratory tract, affecting over a quarter million people worldwide. Its symptoms can be gruesome and devastating, as the bacteria reduce sensitivity in the body, resulting in skin lesions, nerve damage ... Read More
A team of scientists including Virginia Tech researchers is one step closer to understanding how bacteria on a frog's skin affects its likelihood of contracting disease. Read More
When calves are infected by two parasite species at the same time, one parasite renders the other far less deadly, according to a new study published in the current journal of Science Advances Read More
Chlorine, a disinfectant commonly used in most wastewater treatment plants, may be failing to completely eliminate pharmaceuticals from wastes. As a result, trace levels of these substances get discharged from the plants to the nation's waterways. And now, scientists are reporting preliminary st... Read More
This episode: Gut microbes may induce an immune response that protects against malaria!
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