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Life would go on if all bacteria disappeared

Microbes: They're everywhere, including inside our bodies. But are they really necessary? Not to life, scientists argue in a new paper — but certainly to life as we know it.

For starters, microbiologists Jack Gilbert and Josh Neufeld had to put aside the internal cell structures that were pro... Read More

Of Planes, Microbes and Clocks

New research shows how disruption of human biological clock can have negative impact on human intestinal micobiome and in turn lead to metabolic dysfunctions such as weight gain and diabetes. Read More

Bacterial Motors Come in a Dizzying Array of Models

Bacteria that can swim propel themselves with corkscrew tails anchored in rotary motors. That may seem surprisingly mechanical for a microbe, but it is a system that has been wildly popular and conserved across billions of years of evolution.

To see what I mean, I encourage you to visit this ... Read More

Paying homage to our alma mater, The Gator Nation.

A joint submission by two gator alumni. As coworkers and infection control practitioners we felt it would be a refreshing change of pace to cast a positive light upon bacteria that are usually known for the havoc they wreak. And what better excuse than the ASM Agar Art contest? #AgarArt2015 #A... Read More

Ebola in DRC: a new strain of the virus

While an Ebola epidemic has been raging in West Africa since March 2014, an outbreak of this haemorrhagic fever occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in August, leaving fears over the virus' spread to Central Africa. A study by the IRD, the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS, the CIRMF... Read More

Ebola Survivor: The Best Word For The Virus Is 'Aggression'

When Dr. Ian Crozier arrived in West Africa this past summer, he was stepping into the epicenter of the Ebola hot zone. The American doctor was working in the Ebola ward of a large, public hospital in Sierra Leone's dusty city of Kenema.

The trip nearly cost him his life. First came a fever, ... Read More

"Bioleaching" bugs present viable mining method

Salt and acid-tolerant bacteria with the potential to be used in mining processing have been uncovered in the Wheatbelt.

The bugs were found during a "bio-prospecting" survey near Merredin and are likely to become more important in WA in coming decades as high-grade ore runs out.
CSIRO envir... Read More

ASM GM 2015 - Prevalence of Streptococcus mutans serotype k in American School Children

 


Presenters discuss prevalence of a recently discovered serotype of oral bacterium, with a possible link to a number of systemic diseases that was found for the first time in a small cohort of African-American schoolchildren in a southwest Alabama town.


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Developing global expertise in medical mycology and fungal immunology

As part of the Wellcome Trust Strategic Award for Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology (WTSA MMFI), ten international students are awarded scholarships to complete a Masters of Research (MRes) at the University of Aberdeen, followed by a three-year PhD at any UK institution with expertise in t... Read More

Let the Lost be Found

The Sabouraud Dextrose Agar depicts a lighthouse and light composed of Trichosporon species and Exophiala species. Trichosporon is a white, dry, wrinkled, yeast-like organism that has properties of mold and yeast. It is frequently isolated from the respiratory tract in Cystic Fibrosis patients... Read More

Superheroes #agarart2015

Superheroes can be found in the most unlikely places… even in the bacterial world! The bacteria that you see on this plate are Streptomycetes. Streptomycetes normally live in the soil, together with a lot of other species, with whom they compete for nutrients. When a Streptomycete spore settles ... Read More

Jellyfish

Using colorful contaminations of yellow Nesterenkonia, orange Deinococcus and Sphingomonas along with white Bacillus spots, the artist Maria Penil painted these two jellyfish frolicking on an agar plate at 30 degrees for two days, followed by several days at room temperature for rest and peace. ... Read More

Tropical island in a Petri Dish

You can see a colony of fungi or bacteria growing on agar in a Petri dish and imagine a tropical island, maybe in the Caribbean sea, with its vegetation and a big orange Sun in the sky... Sometimes in the lab trash we can find a lot of beauty Read More

The Advantages of Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

In short, using Immunohistochemistry is invaluable when detecting antigens that can cause infectious diseases and helping to diagnose and get rid of cancer. Contact Creative Bioarray for your IHC needs today.
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i'M MICROBIOLOGIST

Hi colleagues, here is a portret of young microbiolosist who spend all his time in laboratory and hope on great publication in journal like Nature. It's joke but very reality. My PhD student Anastsasia Knyazeva is the author of this picture. It was designed by Escherichia coli on the Endo Agar ... Read More

The Bright Mighty Sun

E. coli K-12, a non-pathogen for most part, is a sorbitol fermenter and appears as pink to red colored colonies whereas E. coli O157:H7 colonies are not colored, on the differential BBL™ MacConkey II agar with sorbitol media plates. These two strains were used to paint the abstract sun, whose wa... Read More

Origene

Origene. In this picture, nucleic acids are showing the origin, the very beginning, the masterpiece where evolution take place in the microbial world! Some of the genetics "branch" DNA or RNA is revealing most of the microbial diversity that sustains our biosphere. It is amazing how the genetic... Read More

colonies picture of candida spp.

Colonies of candida species:

Media: HiCrome Candida Differential Agar
principle: Perry and Miller (1) reported that Candida albicans produces an enzyme b -N-acetyl- galactosaminidase and according to
Rousselle et al (2) incorporation of chromogenic or fluorogenic hexosaminidase substrates ... Read More

ASM GM 2015 - Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: What Are College Students Thinking?

Panelists discuss their preliminary results from a survey of 192 Oakland University undergraduate female students that revealed that although a vast majority of them are aware ... Read More

Trial confirms Ebola vaccine candidate safe, equally immunogenic in Africa

Two experimental DNA vaccines to prevent Ebola virus and the closely related Marburg virus are safe, and generated a similar immune response in healthy Ugandan adults as reported in healthy US adults earlier this year. The findings are from the first trial of filovirus vaccines in Africa. Read More
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