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One bad mamma-jamma

The 1918 Spanish flu epidemic was caused by an influenza A (H1N1) virus.
Responsible for more deaths during World War I than all the bombs, bullets, poison gases, & artillery shells used, it killed more than 500,000 people in the United States, and up to 50 million worldwide.
The possible so... Read More

Negative stain smallpox virus

Magnification 65,000X.

Smallpox is a serious, highly contagious, and sometimes fatal infectious viral disease. There is no specific treatment for smallpox disease, and the only prevention is a smallpox vaccination. Read More

Streptococcal bacteria

This image depicts the quantitative difference in hemolytic reactivity seen in a trypticase soy agar culture plate containing 5% sheep’s blood growing group-D Streptococci (left wedge), group-B Streptococci (middle wedge), and group-A Streptococci (right wedge) bacteria. This plate was grown u... Read More

Phialophora richardsiae

Magnified 1125X, this photomicrograph revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by the dematiaceous (pigmented) filamentous fungus, Phialophora richardsiae.

Note the septate hyphae from which sprout the short conidiophores, and still further distally one can see the flask-shap... Read More

Twitter tag cloud from #ASMGM

Science blogger Cesar Sanchez of the site Twisted Bacteria (twistedbacteria.blogspot.com) created the above word cloud that was generated from approximately 1200 tweets that appeared on Twitter during the American Societ... Read More

Cytomegalovirus infection

X-ray of chest. Cytomegalovirus infection in compromised host. Read More

Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli in spinal fluid. Gram stain Read More

Cryptococcus neoformans

Cryptococcus neoformans in brain, H & E stain Read More

Watercolor Bacteria and Cell Art

Washington, DC artist Michele Banks, aka Artologica, is a painter who, in her own words, "uses an old and often-disrespected medium, watercolor, to create pieces that are anything but old-fashioned." Her works in Makers Market focus on biological and medical themes, particularly the microscopy o... Read More

XMRV in human respiratory tract

An important question about the retrovirus XMRV, which has been implicated in prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome, is where the virus replicates in humans. Such information would provide clues about how infection might be transmitted. To date the virus has been detected in malignant pro... Read More

Bacillus cereus on blood agar

Bacillus cereus growed at 30ºC/24 h on blood agar. Read More

Exophiala jeanselmei colony

Exophiala jeanselmei colony, 37 days at 30 degrees C on cornmeal. Slow-growing, brown colony Read More

Conidia of Exophiala jeanselmei

Conidia of Exophiala jeanselmei. Sporulation is from 'shoulder' or distal end of a hyphal cell, or from the tip of a conidiophore. LCB stain. Read More

Entomophthora phycomycosis

Entomophthora phycomycosis. Front view of face Read More

Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Macrophotograph of 16mm petri dish containing micro-colonies (spherules) characteristics of broth-grown Mycoplasma pneumoniae Read More

Neisseria meningitidis

Neisseria meningitidis. Differential sugar reactions. (1-8) Read More

Cryptococcus neoformans

Cryptococcus neoformans in mash preparation of mouse brain. Note large capsule and narrow budding isthmus Read More

Cryptococcus neoformans

Cryptococcus neoformans in solitary nodule (400X) Read More

Cryptococcus neoformans

Cryptococcus neoformans in solitary nodule. Gridley stain (400X) Read More

Pulmonary cryptococcus neoformans

Pulmonary coyptococcus neoformans in man, H & E stain Read More

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