The growing power of imaging and computing power of smartphones is creating the possibility of converting your smartphone into a high power pocket microscopy system. High quality miniature microscopy lenses attached to smartphone are typically made with glass or plastics that can only be produce... Read More
The discovery of bi-allelic mutations in RORC in patients with candidiasis and mycobacteriosis revealed the pivotal role of RORC in mucocutaneous immunity to Candida and in systemic immunity to Mycobacterium in humans. Read More
Prions are fascinating, enigmatic, and might teach us not only about rare prion diseases like Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, mad cow disease, or scrapie, but also about other more common neurodgenerative diseases. Two studies published on July 2nd in PLOS Pathogens report progress with novel tools an... Read More
Cryptococcus cells seen with India Ink staining from CSF of an HIV patient in Tanzania. Taken using nothing more than a smartphone camera. The negatively stained capsule is clearly visible, proving that with very simple techniques and a cellphone you can get very clear images of microorganisms Read More
HIV-infected patients remain on antiretroviral therapy for life because the virus survives over the long-term in infected dormant cells. Interruption of current types of antiretroviral therapy results in a rebound of the virus and clinical progression to AIDS. Read More
Saburo,secret ingredient, 3 days, room temperature . Bacteria and fungi from shoes. Read More
Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world's deadliest superbugs--C. difficile and MRSA among them--could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, designed to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens. Read More
Testing thousands of approved drugs, EPFL scientists have identified an unlikely anti-tuberculosis drug: the over-the-counter antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid®). Read More
Scientists are one step closer to understanding how a normally harmless fungus changes to become a deadly infectious agent. Read More
Unknown Yeast or Bacteria seen on tip of finger print grown for 2 days at 37 degrees C then held at room temperature for 3 days. Organism was yellow, mucoid, raised rhizoid with large holes. Read More
Unknown Yeast or Bacteria seen on palm print grown for 2 days at 37 degrees C then held at room temperature for 3 days. Organism was yellow, mucoid, raised (piled) rhizoid. Read More
Candida species on a Candida CHROMagar plate wishes you a happy and safe Fourth of July!
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Unknown Bacillus from handprint. Colony was large, almost half the plate, and exhibited rhizoid growth. Plate was grown at 37 degree C for 2 days then held at room temp for 3+ days. Read More
We can see different biofilms types in liquid medium. In the same order than the picture: Methylobacterium variabile Type Strain / Methylobacterium aquaticum NO00 / Methylobacterium aquaticum NO42 / Methylobacterium aquaticum Type Strain / negative control Read More
I happen to come across some colonies (I thinks its a bacterium) on some left over yoghurt and was wondering if someone could help me to identify it.
About the colonies.
I had left some yoghurt in the fridge for some days. I noticed that the yoghurt surface has been stain... Read More
I wanted to identify the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in water but unfortunately I had just cetrimide agar without a filter of 0,45 µm or even pre-sterilized plastic unit . I decided to use zeolite resin to trap any bacteria in water so I took the resin and I disinfected it and I heated i... Read More
Students in the summer STEM program at Cabrillo (these were college age students) were asked to do a handprint of their unwashed hand then of their hand after washing. This is a before and after of what the majority of the plates looked like. Plates were incubated for 48 hrs at 37 degrees C ... Read More
A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals a key part of the Ebola virus life cycle at a higher resolution than ever before. The research sheds light on how Ebola virus assembles—and how researchers might stop the often-fatal infection. Read More