December 10, 2015, San Francisco, CA--Scientists looking at the antiviral mechanisms of two previously identified human monoclonal antibodies have found they potently inhibit chikungunya virus (CHIKV) at multiple stages of infection. Read More
Some infectious diseases are particularly difficult to treat because of their ability to evade the immune system. One such illness, African sleeping sickness, is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma brucei, transmitted by the tsetse fly, and is fatal if left untreated. The trypanosome parasite is ... Read More
Loving birds always create good environment and also suggest us spread love in the nature.
Serratia marcescens and Coryne bacterium is used. Read More
"Everyone Needs a Little Culture" shirt @ Cabrillo College bookstore, 831-479-6209 or Niles Biological, http://www.nilesbio.com/cat499.html Read More
Scientists at the Center for Infectious Disease Research recently uncovered a critical piece in the puzzle of how malaria parasites infect their host. The work, recently published in Science Magazine, reveals the details of how the malaria parasite invades its initial target organ, the liver. Wi... Read More
This holiday deer is a beautiful Christmas gift from our microbiology department. It was drawn with live bacteria: S. marcescens, S. aureus and S. epidermidis. Read More
Every year one of every 10 people worldwide—mostly children and the poor—suffer from some kind of foodborne disease. Read More
PHILADELPHIA - For years, researchers have noted a tantalizing link between some neurologic conditions and certain species of the herpes virus. In patients with Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and cerebellar ataxia, among other neuropathies, the cerebrospinal fluid teems with Epstein-Ba... Read More
Who this is for: Healthcare workers, supervisors, and administrators at U.S. hospitals.
What this is for: To protect healthcare workers and other patients at facilities that provide care to a patient with confirmed Ebola or PUI who is clinically unstable or has bleeding, vomiting, or diarrhea... Read More
ASM Santa Hat....Bacteria used:
Red portion of hat and letters: Serratia marcescens
White hat trim: Staph saprophyticus
Large TSA plate grown for 24 hrs at 37 degree's C Read More
Holiday time......Bacteria/Yeast used:
Hat and letters, Serratia marcescens
Hat trim: Staph epidermidis
Smile: Environmental yeast isolate
Mix of Serratia and Staph for a bit of "snow" Read More
New research with a hydrogel and an antioxidant aims to make condoms both better and something people will actually want to use. Read More
The winter is coming you should be ready..
Take these steps for your home
Many people prefer to remain indoors in the winter, but staying inside is no guarantee of safety. Take these steps to keep your home safe and warm during the winter months.
•Winterize your home. ◦Install weather str... Read More
Adnan Hodzi from the Institute of Parasitology at the Vetmeduni Vienna is searching for pathogens transmitted by ticks. He is especially interested in wild carnivores (foxes and wolves) which could be a possible reservoir and source of infection for humans and other animals. Read More
An experimental vaccine to protect against the mosquito-borne illness chikungunya is being tested in a Phase 2 trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Results from an initial trial of the vaccine, which was developed by scientists at the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infect... Read More
A gene that lets bacteria resist polymyxins—the last line of antibiotic defense we have left—has shown up in widespread bacteria samples from pigs and patients in south China, including strains with epidemic potential. Read More
My lucky day when I found a pot of gold while counting colonies. Found this gem while conducting biofilm research on environmental biofilms. The biofilm was taken from a rock in the nearby river. Read More
Researchers at the University of Toronto examined fungi in the mucus of patients with cystic fibrosis and discovered how one particularly cunning fungal species has evolved to defend itself against neighbouring bacteria. Read More
Handy graphic for engaging students in a discussion of antibiotic efficacy. Read More