Recently a study showed that the high fat food with high salt can help mice prevent from weight gain, which is quite out of the expectation of researchers, as we always hold the altitude that high fat and salt food harms our health. The research results was published in Scientific Reports. Read More
Weaker organisms can prevail against stronger ones—if they’re superior in number, experiments show. This acts as a driving mechanism in the maintenance of genetic diversity. Read More
Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have now discovered how Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) conceals itself in human cells. A main culprit for its bad visibility by the immune system is the viral protein LMP2A. As published in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens, the protein helps EBV-infected ce... Read More
Researchers have identified two critical mutations allowing the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus to transmit from bats to humans. The findings were published in the most recent edition of the Journal of Virology. Read More
Previous studies carried out by Neuroscience researchers suggested that sleep can boost memory. And the latest paper of the analysis done by the Scripps Research Institute was published in the journal Cell. Read More
CAMP test - A presumptive identification of group B beta-hemolytic streptococci.
This a positive CAMP test indicated by the formation of an arrowhead where the Strep group B meets the Staphylococcus aureus (white middle streak).
E. coli was grown on MacConkey Agar (MAC) at 37 degrees for 24 hour. MAC is a Selective and Differential media used to inhibit G+ growth and some G- bacteria as well as identify and isolate lactose fermenting G- enteric bacteria mainly Enterobacteriaceae. Strong lactose fermentation produces pi... Read More
This episode: Fruit flies have microbes that help them get more nutrition out of low-quality food!
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This tree is made up of Streptococus pneumoniae (as the leaves)and Candida albicans (as the trunk),cultured on a chocolate agar incubated 24hours under 5% CO2 condition.
S.pneumoniae is a alpha hemolytic organism producing green colour colonies while C.albicans produce 'feet'around the margin o... Read More
E. coli growth on EMB Agar. EMB Agar slightly inhibits gram-positive bacteria due to the combination of dyes and is a selective and differential medium for coliforms. Bacteria that ferments lactose will exhibit a green metallic sheen. This image represents E. coli as a quality control microorga... Read More
This environmental bacterial was taking from an art institution in Medellín (Casa Tres Patios) by using basic agar. The salmon-orange bacteria need two-three days to grow and in this process it is increasing its own color. Read More
In Turkey every month we control pools of Hotels by the Ministry of Health. And here we caught Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It was oxidase positive that's why we can separate from Enterobactericeace family. Well fluorescence under uv illumination. Read More
These are actinobacteria isolated from natural ponds in Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila México.
In the picture they are growing on ISP2 media and showing different colony morphologies. Read More
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed a cutting-edge new medical therapy that could protect UK hospital patients against a lethal superbug. Read More
Rome, Italy, 12 June 2015: The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) Press Conference showed that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are less likely to be protected by hepatitis B vaccination than the general population. With... Read More
Elite controllers (EC) are a small group of HIV-infected individuals who are able to suppress the virus in the absence of antiretroviral therapy. EC demonstrate that the human immune system, in principle, is capable of rendering HIV harmless. A study published on June 11th in PLOS Pathogens show... Read More
Something you need know about Viral Antigens
What are Viral Antigens? We can hear this word every time when the heavy flu spreads across the world such as SARS, Ebola and Bird Flu. Actually, a Viral Antigen can be regarded as a toxin and it is some substance which is produced by a virus. This k... Read More
A good mathematical model could give more values to a microbiology experiment and infection investigation. The image is an example of initial deterministic mathematical model of risk analysis for food borne pathogen. It depicts the steps of constructing mathematical model for prediction of risk ... Read More
Laetiporus species isolated from kodaikanal(Tamilnadu) forest on the pine tree. it also called chicken wood mushroom. it is a poly porous, it easily recognized by their large cluster of over lapping brackets, bright yellowish-orange colors. one study has indicated that inhibit growth of bacteri... Read More