This is an interesting story from RedOrbit on how geographic factors influence the genes of the acid loving extremophile Sulfolobus islandicus.
Sulfolobus islandicus, a microbe that can live in boiling acid, is offering up its secrets to researchers hardy enough to capture it from the volcani... Read More
Mycobacterium smegmatis colonies on lowenstein-jensen media (2x) Read More
In an article published in Science, teams from the Institut Pasteurand the University of Limoges, associated with the CNRS and Inserm, decipher for the first time the molecular mechanism that enables bacteria to acquire multi-resistance to antibiotics, and that even allows them to adapt this res... Read More
Imagine being able to detect in just a few minutes whether someone is infected with a virus. This has now become a reality, thanks to a new ultra-sensitive detector that has been developed by Ostendum, a spin-off company of the University of Twente.
The company has just completed the first pr... Read More
I was at a tech meeting hosted by Amazon Web Services to see how I may use some of their cloud computing services for this site. One segment of the presentation was devoted to customers who use AWS for their sites or work. The slide you see in this image comes from Michael Schatz, Researcher at ... Read More
I am a sucker for all microbe-related food items. I have never had stinky tofu before. Apparently, it is made by marinating the tofu in a brine of fermented vegetables. Here's a description of it from Wierd Asia News:
"From a distance, it is said that rotting garbage is as close as one can co... Read More
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that an approved drug for treating rheumatoid arthritis reduces severe illness and death in mice exposed to the Influenza A virus. Their findings suggest that tempering the response of the body's immune system to influenza i... Read More
Viruses are molecular marauders, plundering cells for the resources they need to multiply. Of central importance for viruses is the ability to commandeer cellular gene expression machinery. Several human herpesviruses put the breaks on normal cellular gene expression to divert the associated enz... Read More
German scientists say they have discovered how bacteria measure temperature and thereby control rates of infection.
Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig and the Braunschweig Technical University say they've show, for the first time, bacteria of the Yersin... Read More
Bromocresol fermentation tubes (escherichia coli). note acid (yellow) and gas (bubble) Read More
Bacterias de 32,000 años
En túneles de hielo en Alaska, se han encontrado bacterias preservadas allí hace 32,000 años. Posiblemente, estas bacterias tienen ... Read More
Lactose fermenter (escherichia coli) on Russell's double sugar agar Read More
Vincent, Alan, Dick, and Raul Andino recorded TWiV live at the ASM General Meeting in Philadelphia, where they discussed increased arterial blood pressure caused by cytomegalovirus infection, restriction of influenza replication at low temperature by the avian viral glycoproteins, first isola... Read More
mixed escherichia coli and staphylococcus aureus smear gram stain (1000x) Read More
escheria coli bacteriophage plaque count. four dilution plates (10x) Read More
photograph of carcass of swine showing lesions of swine erysipelas (b&w) Read More
photograph of the skin lesions in man with the septicemic type of infection with erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae Read More
photograph of erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae infection in the thumb of an abattoir worker Read More