HIV-1 infection with multiple founder variants points to poorer clinical outcomes than infection with a single variant, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Medicine. Read More
Isolated colonies of salmonella enterica subsp. Typhi
Image was taken in 2005 for master thesis.
Location: Kathmandu Model Hospital. Read More
The Romans are well known for introducing sanitation technology to Europe around 2,000 years ago, including public multi-seat latrines with washing facilities, sewerage systems, piped drinking water from aqueducts, and heated public baths for washing. Romans also developed laws designed to keep ... Read More
The American society of microbiology logo was replicated on the agar plate.
The outlined microscope was made on Trypic soy agar (TSA) using an environmental isolate. This environmental isolate was identified using DNA sequencing to be Micrococcus luteus. M. luteus is a Gram-positive obligate a... Read More
An international study led by University of Queensland (UQ) researchers has tracked the re-emergence of a childhood disease which had largely disappeared over the past 100 years. Read More
A new test called ViroCap can detect thousands of viruses that make people and animals sick. Read More
Unknown Bacillus spp grown on TSA, seen on the tip of a ring finger imprint, overgrowing another unknown colony. Read More
Unknown fungal contaminant seen on Mueller Hinton agar after several months at refrigerated temperature. Colony had a white non-spore forming apron around the edges with green spore formation seen on the inner layer/center. Read More
An isolate of Staphylococcus aureus (Methicillin sensitive) on blood agar plate. Submitted for approval to be posted as "Picture of the day".
Author: Dr Luqman Satti. Consultant Medical Microbiologist. Combined Military Hospital. Quetta. Pakistan Read More
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found that the physicians least likely to encounter the infectious Ebola virus tend to be overly cautious even with low-risk patients. Read More
Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli grown on EMB agar. The organism was isolated from smallholdings' cattle, Bangladesh. Read More
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have received a five-year, $9.5-million award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish an interdisciplinary center to define the systems biology of ... Read More
A newly discovered virus is the reason why some piglets shake so uncontrollably that they aren’t able to nurse. Read More
BOSTON -- How well a flu shot protects you from the virus can depend on your ethnic background and other inherited factors, report Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists. Read More
The image of Red Lord Ganesha on this MacConkey agar plate is made of Serratia marcescens. It is just an expression that microorganisms are ubiquitous and miraculous in nature just as our gods.
Serratia marcescens produces a blood red pigment called prodigiosin (latin word prodigiosus meaning ... Read More
Saburo,secret ingredient, 3 days, room temperature . Bacteria and fungi from shoes. Read More
For some time, scientists have known that certain combinations of coral and algal species were more tolerant to temperature extremes than others, and therefore more likely to survive in the changing conditions predicted for the future. Read More
Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT have engineered changes to the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system that significantly cut down on "off-target" editing errors. The refined technique addresses one of the major t... 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
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