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Viral bioinformatics: Dotplot

Dotplots are an extremely useful way of visualizing comparisons of small and large DNA sequences (as well as protein sequences), providing insight into the degree of similarity, deletions, insertions and direct and indirect repeats. In a dotplot, each nucleotide, or small window of nucleotides, ... Read More

MSU receives $1.6 million grant for "biomineralization"

The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday announced that Montana State University will receive $1.6 million in federal grant money for carbon sequestration research.

James Markowsky, assistant secretary for Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, told reporters on a conferenc... Read More

Sari cloth a simple sustainable protector from cholera

Bangladeshi villagers use sari cloth to filter water and help prevent disease. A study previously conducted by scientists of the University of Maryland, USA, demonstrated that the cotton cloth was able to reduce cholera incidents by 48%. Follow-up research five years later ascertained that more ... Read More

Cloning Bush Medicine

Some call him the Microscopic Medicine Man. Professor Brett Neilan from The University of New South Wales, is a microbiologist who thinks he's found the secret behind some of the world's most successful "bush" medicines - and how to save them for the future. Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 61

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A continuación: tuberculosis bovina, depuración de aguas residuales, biogeografía, clima y salud, y la neuroborreliosis de Lyme y la inflamación.


Tuberculosis bovina


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Monsters Inside Me: Trichanella Spiralis

Found inside undercooked wild game and pork, Trichanella spiralis is a parasitic worm that can cut through human muscles and tissue. Read More

WHO says H1N1 pandemic is over

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) today [10 Aug 2010]
declared the H1N1 influenza pandemic over, saying worldwide flu activity
has returned to typical seasonal patterns and many people have immunity to
the virus.

"The world is no longer in phase 6 of influenza pandemic ale... Read More

Microbes To The Rescue: The fate of spilled oil in the Gulf rests with the hydrocarbon-digesting microorganisms colonizing underwater plumes

The environmental impact of millions of gallons of oil still in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon incident may depend on microscopic helpers: Bacteria that consume oil and other hydrocarbons and could break down the spilled crude, making it disappear, as highlighted in the current is... Read More

Nanomovies: Ultrafast Electron Microscopy

The movies don't have nearly as much interpersonal drama as Avatar, but in these ones the actors are nanoscopic, directed by the laws of physics operating at the nanoscale. They were filmed using a new kind of electron microscopy.

The electron microscope has long been a workhorse for examinin... Read More

Are you ready for a world without antibiotics?


Are you ready for a world without antibiotics?

Antibiotics are a bedrock of modern medicine. But in the very near future, we're going to have to learn to live without them once again. And it's going to get nasty

The era of antibiotics is coming to a close. In just a couple of generations... Read More

'New' Human Adenovirus May Not Make for Good Vaccines, After All

In recent years, scientists have studied the possibility of using engineered human adenoviruses as vaccines against diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. In this approach, adenoviruses, which commonly cause respiratory-tract infections, are rendered relatively harmless before they are... Read More

TWiP 14 Letters

Sarah writes:

To my favourite scientists,


I am a high school student from Serbia and microbiology is my passion; I plan on going to university and studying it. I wanted to tell you both how much I enjoy the TWIP podcast! I especially enjoyed the one about tapeworms.... Read More

TWiP 14: Leishmania

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Vincent and Dickson consider the life cycle and pathogenesis of the protozoan parasite Leishmania.


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Paracoccidioides brasiliensis tissue

Paracoccidioides brasiliensis tissue or parasitic form grown in vitro at 37 C Read More

Fish-gut clue to human immunity

Researchers have identified the function of one of the earliest antibodies in the animal kingdom, an ancient immunoglobulin that helps explain the evolution of human intestinal immune responses.

It plays a predominant role in the guts of fish and paves the way for a better understanding of hu... Read More

New superbugs spreading from South Asia: study

Plastic surgery patients have carried a new class of superbugs resistant to almost all antibiotics from South Asia to Britain and they could spread worldwide, researchers reported Wednesday.

Many hospital infections that were already difficult to treat have become even more impervious to drug... Read More

Bacteria from Hot Springs Reveal Clues to Evolution of Early Life and to Unlock Biofuels' Potential

Bacteria that lives in hot springs in Japan may help solve one of the mysteries of the early evolution of complex organisms, according to a study publishing next week in PLoS Biology. It may also be the key to 21st century biofuel production.

Biochemists Alan Lambowitz and Georg Mohr began in... Read More

Measuring MRSA in vitro

Staphylococcus aureus blood stream infections have a fatality risk of 30% to 40%; a narrow window of time is available to administer antibiotic therapy. The MicroPhage MRSA/MSSA Blood Culture Test from MicroPhage, Inc., Longmont, Colo., is the first in vitro diagnostic for direct identification ... Read More

Eye disease diagnosed online, automatically

Early diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy (DR) is vital to preserving the eye sight of a diabetes patient; however, less than half of the diabetes patients in the United States are screened due to cost or limited access to medical specialists. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Th... Read More

Drug-Resistant Staph Infections Decline In Hospitals

There's good news for a change about a bad bug called MRSA.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus isn't fazed by many common antibiotics. Each year infections with the germ sicken more than 90,000 Americans and kill 19,000.

But the rates of MRSA infections in hospitals have come down... Read More
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