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Colonies of Blastomyces dermatitidis on blood agar plates

Colonies of Blastomyces dermatitidis on blood agar plates incubated at 30 C Read More

Is the person next to you washing their hands with soap?

People are more likely to wash their hands when they have been shamed into it, according to a study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, looked at responses to electronic hygiene messages displayed in UK service st... Read More

Earlier Flu Viruses Provided Some Immunity To Current H1N1 Influenza, Study Shows

"University of California, Davis, researchers studying the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, formerly referred to as "swine flu," have identified a group of immunologically important sites on the virus that are also present in seasonal flu viruses that have been circulating for years. These molecular s... Read More

Bug Barcode Readers Hold Out Promise Of Universal Vaccines

"Veterinary scientists have made a discovery that promises to deliver a new approach to fast development of cheap vaccines that are effective in all mammals – not just humans or another particular species. They propose that by harnessing the system that reads the biological ‘barcodes’ of infecti... Read More

UMD's Center for Vaccine Development chart genetic variability in malaria parasite

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) have charted the extreme genetic differences that occur over time in the most dangerous malaria parasite in the world. While there is no approved vaccine for malaria, various experimental vaccines a... Read More

Canadian Government Invests $2.4 million in H1N1 Research

The Government of Canada through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) today announced support for five new research projects designed to help further understand and address the H1N1 flu virus.

"Canada is a global leader in H1N1 flu virus research, including research with our inte... Read More

National Museum of Natural History plans a new hall exhibit on the story of human evolution

The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., has announced it is dedicating a new hall to the story of human evolution that will partly focus on how changes in the natural world affected human development.

"To tell the biological, cultural and ecological story, exhibitions wil... Read More

2 swine flu vaccine doses for kids under 10 likely

Test results of its swine flu vaccine suggest that children under 10 are likely to need two shots to be fully protected, vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur said Wednesday.

Federal officials said the news is not surprising, since this age group needs two doses of regular seasonal flu vaccine the ver... Read More

Actinomyces odontolyticus

Actinomyces odontolyticus. Smooth red colony Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 24



A continuación: infecciones de la piel resistentes a los antibióticos, el bicho de las hamburguesas, prediciendo los brotes de enfermedades con satélites, y reduciendo las infecciones adquiridas en el h... Read More

Cholera enterotoxin

Rabbit ileal loop, inoculated with cholera enterotoxin and control Read More

H3N8 Dog Flu

First identified at a greyhound racing kennel a few years ago, canine influenza is now cropping up all over the U.S. In this episode of Discoveries & Breakthroughs Inside Science, Cynda Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D., professor of shelter medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, is intervi... Read More

Peter C. Doherty - Overview of the Immune System

Peter C. Doherty, Laureate Professor (Nobel Medicine 1996), Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Australia, gives a general presentation of the complex immune system we have inherited throughout evolution at BioVision from Lyon, France. Read More

Seas in Danger - Documentary

Over-fishing, newly introduced species, the destruction of natural habitats, chemical substances and heavy metals, tank-flushing at sea, and microbiological pollution are just a few of the problems facing Europe's seas. This 10 min documentary is about the state of Europe's marine environment an... Read More

Magnetic nanotags spot cancer in mice earlier than methods now in clinical use

Searching for biomarkers that can warn of diseases such as cancer while they are still in their earliest stage is likely to become far easier thanks to an innovative biosensor chip developed by Stanford University researchers.

The sensor is up to 1,000 times more sensitive than any technology... Read More

NIH funds new virus database at UT Southwestern

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $15.7 million contract to UT Southwestern Medical Center and Northrop Grumman Corp. to develop an open-access national online database and analysis resource center that will help scientists study and combat viruses such as those that cause hepatiti... Read More

CDC 2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Fact Sheet - What You Should Know About Flu Antiviral Drugs

Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaled powder) that fight against the flu in your body. While CDC recommends flu vaccine as the first and most important step in preventing flu, antiviral drugs are a second line of defense against the flu. Click "source" to read t... Read More

Premium Car Research and Cow Dung Point To New High Tech Disease Diagnosis

Research at the University of Warwick have taken high tech gas sensors normally used to test components for premium cars and applied the same techniques to human blood, human urine, and even cow dung samples from local cow pats. The results could lead to a new high tech medical tool that could p... Read More

Smiths Detection to Use $1M Grant for Molecular Sepsis Test Program

Smiths Detection has won a $1 million grant over two years from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop a test for microbes that cause infections in burns and wounds that can lead to blood poisoning.

The London-based company will use the funds to expand an o... Read More

Celeb Vaccine Wars: Peet Beats Maher

"Comedian Bill Maher advises against vaccinations. But actress Amanda Peet--and Dr. Bill Frist--have it right: vaccines are good," Steve Mirsky comments in Scientific American's 60 Second Science podcast.


"In the celebrity vaccine wars, I’m siding with actress Amanda Peet. And comedia... Read More

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