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This Week in Microbiology - Behind the Scenes with Stan Maloy at #AAAS

Stan Maloy of the American Society for Microbiology participates in the first episode of This Week in Microbiology live from the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C.

This Week in Microbiology will officially launch next week. Other guests for the fir... Read More

Art and Microbiology

A collection of funny images about microbiology. Although the text is in Spanish language, it can be easily understood. Read More

"The Unseen World"

Philadelphia artist Kate Kaman (www.katekaman.com) has designed a dynamic larger-than-life sculptural depiction of the most plentiful and ancient microscopic life forms -- bacteria. Suspended throughout an area measuring approximately 130 feet long, 27 feet wide and 41 feet tall, “The Unseen Wor... Read More

Trichophyton rubrum var. granulare

This photograph depicts the frontal view of a Petri dish within which fungal colonies of Trichophyton rubrum var. granulare had been cultured. Revealed is the colonial morphology, which in the case of T. rubrum is said to be waxy, glaborous, i.e., flat to cottony, and display from a frontal pers... Read More

Rubella virus

Stained using a fluorescent antibody (FA) technique, this photomicrograph revealed a positive result for this stained serum specimen from a suspected rubella patient.

Rubella virus is classified as a togavirus, genus Rubivirus. It is most closely related to group A arboviruses, such as easter... Read More

Vibrio vulnificus bacterium

This colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted a flagellated Vibrio vulnificus bacterium; Mag. 26367x.

Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium in the same family as those that cause cholera. It normally lives in warm seawater and is part of a group of vibrios that are called "halophilic"... Read More

X-ray shows ‘thrilling’ biology in action

The world’s first hard X-ray free-electron laser is taking remarkable “snapshots” of the inner life of proteins and viruses.

Two studies published in the journal Nature demonstrate the unique capabilities of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), located at the Department of Energy’s SLAC Na... Read More

Hemorrhagic fever claims 3 lives in western India

An Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever has killed three people in western India and dozens of doctors will screen a community of about 16,000 people in efforts to contain the disease, a state health minister said this past Wednesday.

India's National Institute of Virology later confirmed that the th... Read More

Anopheles sp. mosquito

This illustration depicts an Anopheles sp. mosquito transmitting sporozoites while obtaining a blood meal.

During a blood meal, a malaria-infected female Anopheles sp. mosquito inoculates its human host with sporozoites, which then infect human liver cells, where they mature into schizonts, w... Read More

Is Life’s Chemistry Cooking on Titan?

Saturn’s moon Titan is wrapped in a thick, hazy atmosphere whose chemistry may mirror conditions on Earth before life emerged here some 4 billion years ago. In October Sarah Hörst reported that the resemblance is more than superficial. She simulated Titan’s haze in the lab and found it naturally... Read More

Ancient rock art's colours come from microbes

A particular type of ancient rock art in Western Australia maintains its vivid colours because it is alive, researchers have found.

While some rock art fades in hundreds of years, the "Bradshaw art" remains colourful after at least 40,000 years.

Jack Pettigrew of the University of Queensla... Read More

RSV - we meet again!

Ahh the Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus - more commonly known as RSV. The last 2 times we' ve met it's been sick infants, ambulance calls, & in 1 case a hospital admit. In the United States, 60% of infants are infected during their first RSV season, and nearly all children will have been ... Read More

N. gonorrhoeae

This Gram-stained specimen reveals N. gonorrhoeae intracellular diplococci, leading to a positive diagnosis of gonorrhea.

The genus Neisseria consists of aerobic, non-spore-forming Gram-negative coccobacilli, which inhabit the mucous membranes of humans. These microbes require a moist environ... Read More

Penicillium marneffei yeast cell

Magnified 1125X, this Gomori-stained photomicrograph revealed the presence of a Penicillium marneffei yeast cell, which was found in a specimen of human spleen.

P. marneffei is endemic to Southeast Asia, where it is one of the more common HIV-related opportunistic infections. Penicillium spp.... Read More

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria

This 2005 scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted numerous clumps of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly referred to by the acronym, MRSA; Magnified 2381x.

Recently recognized outbreaks, or clusters of MRSA in community settings have been associated with strains... Read More

Brevundimonas diminuta

Magnified 1000X, this Liefson’s flagella stained photomicrograph revealed the presence of a number of flagellated Brevundimonas diminuta, formerly known as Pseudomonas diminuta.

After having run DNA-rRNA hybridization studies, the genus Brevundimonas has been reclassified as a member of the p... Read More

Gram-negative Haemophilus influenzae bacteria

This photograph depicts the colonial morphology displayed by Gram-negative Haemophilus influenzae bacteria, which was grown on a medium of chocolate agar, for a 24 hour time period, at a temperature of 37°C.

Invasive disease caused by Haemophilus influenza type-b can affect many organ systems... Read More

Life Found in the Deepest, Unexplored Layer of the Earth’s Crust submit to reddit . .

At this point, after finding microorganisms that don’t mind extreme temperatures, pressure, aridity and other hardships, we shouldn’t be surprised that bacteria’s dominion over the Earth extends to just about anywhere we look. A new expedition to the Earth’s crust has reached unprecedented depth... Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Podcasting in Puerto Rico

Gary Toranzos, host of MicrobeWorld's Mundo de los Microbios, and all his gear recording a podcast at the University of Puerto Rico. Read More

Dick Despommier at TEDxMidAtlantic

Dick Despommier, co-host of This Week in Virology and host of This Week in Parasitism speaking about vertical farming at TEDxMidAtlantic 2010 in Washington, D.C. Read More

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