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New images may improve vaccine design for deadly rotavirus

A press release via EurekAlert issued by Howard Hughes Medical Institute:

Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers are reporting the first detailed molecular snapshots of a deadly gastrointestinal virus as it is caught in the grasp of an immune system molecule with the capacity to destroy ... Read More

E. coli on media from urine culture

This is an interesting image I found on Flickr. The shiny yellowish/green stuff is e.coli. It is growing on media and from a urine culture. Read More

Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Macrophotograph of 16mm petri dish containing microcolonies characteristics of broth-grown Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Macrophotograph of 16mm petri dish containing microcolonies characteristics of broth-grown Mycoplasma pneumoniae Read More

Mycoplasma fermentans. Photomicrograph, stained. Note colonial morphology after 14 days growth on agar (400x)

Mycoplasma fermentans. Photomicrograph, stained. Note colonial morphology after 14 days growth on agar (400x) Read More

Seven Deadly Shrooms

The Scientific American offers up a wonderful slide show of the world's seven deadliest mushrooms. My personal favorite in this collection is the European destroying angel. Click source to view Read More

Mycoplasma arthritidis. Light micrograph. Crystal violet methylene blue strain. Note colonial morphology and classic 'fired-egg' appearance of isolated colony after approximately 10 days worth of growth on agar

mycoplasma arthritidis. Light micrograph. Crystal violet methylene blue strain. Note colonial morphology and classic 'fired-egg' appearance of isolated colony after approximately 10 days worth of growth on agar Read More

Mycobacterium Xenopi. One Colony of each of three different strains

Mycobacterium Xenopi. One Colony of each of three different strains Read More

Microscopy Slide Show

Nature has just published a news special on microscopes and microscopy. Most of the associated articles are pay-per-view but the slideshow of images is free to check out. Click the source link above. Read More

Acid fast colony (triple stain) in blood culture of a patient with untreated pulminary tuberculosis

Acid fast colony (triple stain) in blood culture of a patient with untreated pulminary tuberculosis Read More

Specific F.A. staining of pleomorphic organisms in sputum of patient with tuberculosis

Specific F.A. staining of pleomorphic organisms in sputum of patient with tuberculosis Read More

fluorescent antibody staining of wall deficient mycobacterium tuberculosis var. hominis

fluorescent antibody staining of wall deficient mycobacterium tuberculosis var. hominis Read More

Mycobacterium tuberculosis. young colony on a brain heart infusion. typical virulent strain

Mycobacterium buberculosis. young colony on a brain heart infusion. typical virulent strain Read More

mycobacterium smegmatis, rough surface on penassay agar

mycobacterium smegmatis, rough surface on penassay agar Read More

Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Young colony on brain heart infusion. A virulent strain

Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Young colony on brain heart infusion. A virulent strain Read More

Mycobacterium smegmatis colonies on lowenstein-jensen media (2x)

Mycobacterium smegmatis colonies on lowenstein-jensen media (2x) Read More

The Grand Challenge of Biology

I was at a tech meeting hosted by Amazon Web Services to see how I may use some of their cloud computing services for this site. One segment of the presentation was devoted to customers who use AWS for their sites or work. The slide you see in this image comes from Michael Schatz, Researcher at ... Read More

Bromocresol fermentation tubes (escherichia coli). note acid (yellow) and gas (bubble)

Bromocresol fermentation tubes (escherichia coli). note acid (yellow) and gas (bubble) Read More

Lactose fermenter (escherichia coli) on Russell's double sugar agar

Lactose fermenter (escherichia coli) on Russell's double sugar agar Read More

mixed escherichia coli and staphylococcus aureus smear gram stain (1000x)

mixed escherichia coli and staphylococcus aureus smear gram stain (1000x) Read More

escheria coli bacteriophage plaque count. four dilution plates (10x)

escheria coli bacteriophage plaque count. four dilution plates (10x) Read More

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