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E. coli may not be all bad after all

E. coli, long associated with illness brought on by food poisoning, may hold the key to the future of renewable energy.

“If we can engineer biological organisms to produce biodiesel fuels, we’ll have a new way of storing and using energy,” says Desmond Lun, associate professor of computer sci... Read More

ICAAC 2010 - Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens: An Emerging Pediatric Threat

Antibiotic resistance has become an increasing cause for concern around the globe, but it poses a unique set of problems for infections in children. Researchers present the latest information on antibiotic-resistant infections of concern to pediatricians including methicillin-resistant Staphy... Read More

ICAAC 2010 - What Big Pharma Wants and What Biotech Can Offer

As larger pharmaceutical companies have reduced focus on discovery and early development of antibacterials, smaller biotech companies have taken on a larger role in these earliest stages of antibacterial development, later licensing or selling the compound to the pharmaceutical company to com... Read More

CRISPR Critters: Scientists Identify Key Enzyme in Microbial Immune System

Imagine a war in which you are vastly outnumbered by an enemy that is utterly relentless -- attacking you is all it does. The intro to another Terminator movie? No, just another day for microbes such as bacteria and archaea, which face a never-ending onslaught from viruses and invading strands o... Read More

CDC: Record No. of Dengue Deaths in Puerto Rico

Health officials say a record number of people have died from dengue so far this year in Puerto Rico.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in a statement that 20 people have died from the mosquito-born virus in the U.S. Caribbean territory.

Center officials are investig... Read More

Genzyme to slash 1,000 positions

Genzyme Corp., the Cambridge biotechnology company fighting a takeover attempt by a French drug giant, said it will eliminate 1,000 jobs, about 10 percent of the workforce, over the next 15 months to save money.

In a memo to employees yesterday, Henri A. Termeer, Genzyme’s chief executive, sa... Read More

PMRV joins XMRV as possible etiologic agent of chronic fatigue syndrome

The new human retrovirus XMRV, first detected in malignant prostate tissue, was subsequently identified in a high percentage of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The virus was not detected in four independent studies of CFS patients in Europe or the United States. The results of a se... Read More

Invisible carbon pumps

Understanding how the oceans absorb carbon dioxide is crucial to understanding the role of that gas in the climate. It is rather worrying, then, that something profound may be missing from that understanding. But if Jiao Nianzhi of Xiamen University in China is right, it is. For he suggests ther... Read More

Superbugs top focus of leading microbiology meet (Watch Live)

Serious public health risks due to a lack of new antibiotics at a time of rising antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" will be the main focus of a top microbiology conference in Boston that starts Sunday.

"We are increasingly concerned about the decline in antibiotic discovery," warned Lindsay Gra... Read More

Microbes are eating BP oil without using up oxygen

Government scientists studying the BP disaster are reporting the best possible outcome: Microbes are consuming the oil in the Gulf without depleting the oxygen in the water and creating "dead zones" where fish cannot survive.

In an unusual move, BP released 771,000 gallons of chemical dispers... Read More

Rodent of the Week: Vaccination via skin patch looks promising

The recent H1N1 flu pandemic reminded everyone in public health that our methods for quickly and efficiently vaccinating large numbers of people really stink. Eggs are required to grow vaccine in a sensitive and time-consuming process, manufacturers have to assemble the vaccine in syringes and t... Read More

India: Dengue Fever Concerns

Health officials are struggling to allay domestic concerns about dengue fever as India scrambles to finish construction projects in time for the Commonwealth Games, scheduled to being Oct. 3 in New Delhi. India is expecting 8,000 athletes, and delays and accusations of corruption have marred pre... Read More

Munich Deploys Custom Bacteria at Oktoberfest to Devour Ubiquitous Stink of Stale Beer

Bavarian beer purveyors concerned about a smelly Oktoberfest are hoping bacteria can make the experience more enjoyable. They plan to pour a solution of live bacteria on the floors of Munich's beer tents, in an effort to knock out the inevitable festival smells usually covered up by a fog of cig... Read More

SCASM - Molecular Microbiology Methods Workshop: Verification, Validation and Quality Systems

The workshop will provide an overview of molecular method verification and validation and the application of biostatistics, which are now critical to the operation of a microbiology laboratory. The workshop will focus on current CLIA regulations for verification and implementation of user define... Read More

"Knocking Germs Out" Music Video

The Krazy Kuzins are back at it with a quick video about the importance of washing your hands and staying healthy! Check it out! Read More

2011 ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators Site Selected - JHU Homewood Campus in Baltimore

ASM has announced that The Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus in Baltimore, Maryland has been selected as the site for the 2011 ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) to be held June 2-5, 2011.

Some benefits of the site include:

• Leading academic institution and top m... Read More

Group B Strep: did this newborn infection really come from a cow?

A family tree can be very illuminating, but there can be some surprises in those branches, too. A recent mBio paper delves into the ancestry of Streptococcus agalactiae, a.k.a. Group B Strep (GBS), and uncovers some unexpected facts about the bacterium’s family history. Sørensen at al. examine... Read More

RNA therapy turns cancer cells suicidal

Researchers have engineered a fundamentally new approach to killing cancer cells.

The process uses small RNA molecules that can be programmed to attack only specific cancer cells; then, by changing shape, those molecules cause the cancer cells to self-destruct.

In conventional chemotherapy... Read More

Wind Instruments May Cause Lung Disease in Musicians

When a 35-year-old professional trombone player came to the Health Center seeking treatment for a chronic cough, the case wasn’t as simple as it first appeared.

Dr. Mark Metersky, director of the Center for Bronchiectasis Care, quickly learned that the trombonist had been suffering from the r... Read More

In Europe, science collides with the bottom line

Using a machine kept colder than space, scientists at the world's most ambitious international research facility are puzzling out the questions of the universe, working to re-create the cosmic soup served up by the Big Bang. But the famous institute is also facing a far more earthly conundrum: h... Read More
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