Tropical diseases — some of them never before seen in the United States — are marching northward as climate change lets mosquitoes and ticks expand their ranges.
But that does not mean that epidemics will break out, scientists say. Whether a few cases explode into a full-fledged outbreak depe... Read More
After a six-year effort, researchers on the Spanish island of Majorca have rid several groups of Majorcan midwife toads of the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis — better known as chytrid fungus, or B.d. It’s the first time the disease, which is devastating amphibians worldwide, has been er... Read More
Microbiologists have wondered whether flushing our toilets might be spreading faecal bacteria into the air around our homes, but thankfully that doesn’t seem to be the case. Only 0.4 per cent of those in the air were traced back to the toilet bowl – far less than the almost 9 per cent that came ... Read More
More than 40,000 women – some as young as 16 – have been recruited to carry out tasks normally only done by doctors and nurses: give childhood vaccinations, provide antenatal care, screen for deadly diseases and supervise their treatment.
In a post-Ebola world, these health-extension workers ... Read More
Helpful bacteria that live in the insect that transmits the pathogen associated with citrus greening disease may play a role in the pathogen’s spread.
A new study of the citrus greening bacterium’s effects on its insect vector, the Asian citrus psyllid, reveals multiple changes within the ins... Read More
I have worked on poliovirus for over thirty-six years, first as a posdoctoral fellow with David Baltimore in 1979, and then in my laboratory at Columbia University. The end of that research commences this year with the destruction of my stocks of polioviruses. Read More
writing ur name with bioluminescent bacteria is always amazing
vibrio campbellii love Read More
We did that on the occasion of Merry Christmas!
Basic medium is MH.
Only Pseudomonas aeurginosa obtained by the incubation.
Other colonies were obtained form indicated mediums below and transferred to MH medium with the help of inoculation loop.
Green - Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pink - E.c... Read More
SILVER SPRING, Md. - The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a prime-boost Ebola vaccine regimen in both healthy and HIV-infected study volunteers. Read More
A streamlined protocol for an alternative gene insertion method using genome editing technologies, the PITCh (Precise Integration into Target Chromosome) system, has been reported in Nature Protocols by Specially Appointed Lecturer Tetsushi Sakuma, Professor Takashi Yamamoto, Specially Appointed... Read More
Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Stijn Mertens.
Mertens, a graduate student working with Kevin Verstrepen at the University of Leuven in Belgium, talks with Jeff Fox about their efforts to develop new yeast strains for making lager beers—imparting novel flavor and aroma notes withou... Read More
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Join us to learn how and why microbes are the natural secret to a healthy soil environment in growing lush lawns and abundant gardens. The science behind soil microbes and tips o... Read More
Investigators estimate that during 2012, there were more than 3.1 million emergency department visits for infectious diseases among elderly US adults. Read More
Minor variants of flu strains, which are not typically targeted in vaccines, carry a bigger viral punch than previously realized, according to a new study that examined samples from the 2009 pandemic in Hong Kong. Read More
How does a single-celled organism ‘know’ how to respond to its environmental conditions? Understanding microbial cell signaling is one way to determine how bacteria will react in a particular setting. In the past decade, researchers have revealed a significant role for cyclic-di-GMP in bacterial... Read More
Bohr's atomic model comes to life with Kocuria rhizophila, Serratia marcescens, and Lactobaccillus casei. Read More