Here are photographs I took during our visit to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to record This Week in Microbiology #40. We roamed around campus scouting locations befo... Read More
Rockweed algae on rocks in cold ocean water. From the Wistreich Collecction, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
Blastomyces dermatitidis. Yeast from tissue smear. Gomori methenamine silver nitrate stain. (400x) Read More
The winners of Olympus' annual live sciences photography competition are in, with the top 10 submissions revealing an entire world of microscopic wonder.
It's the 10th year of Olympus' BioScapes international digital-imaging competition — where photographers from around the globe can send in ... Read More
My mathematician wife "painted" onto a marine nutrient plate using a bioluminescent bacterium---as you can see, she loves Einstein. And I love microbiology. Hence the intersection! Read More
The appearance of an algal bloom in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. From the Wistreich Collection Read More
Vibrio cholerae was isolated in the capital city Kathmandu , where as it causes cholerae endemic in certain remote parts in the country every year . Vibrio cholerae O1 ogawa serotype was isolated and identified after growth in TCBS agar and subcultured on HIA plate and performed oxidase test (+... Read More
b325-3 clostridium sporogenes - sporoangia and spores, crystal violet (1000x) Read More
This is a picture of the Christmas tree in the University of Colorado Hospital Microbiology Department.
The tree is adorned with homemade culture plate ornaments (one for each staff member) and topped with a stuffed Staphylococcus aureus microbe. Read More
The Human Microbiome Project has spent two years surveying bacteria and other microbes at different sites on 242 healthy people. The chart below hints at the complex combinations of microbes living in and on the human body.
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Scanning electron micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and a dead human neutrophil. Credit: National Institutes of Health/Department of Health and Human Services (NIAID). Read More
On a dark-blue background, this illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of a generic influenza virion’s ultrastructure, and is not specific to a seasonal, avian or 2009 H1N1 virus. A portion of the virion’s outer protein coat has been cut away, which reveals the virus’ contents, and ... Read More
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
mycobacterium smegmatis, rough surface on penassay agar Read More
Circular, entire, smooth, yellow colonies of Micrococcus lutea. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More
The bug lives harmlessly in the noses of about a third of us. But it can turn rogue, causing skin infections—or worse. Heavy use of antibiotics since the middle of the last century has prompted the evolution of deadly superbug strains. Photograph by Martin Oeggerli, with support from School of L... Read More
Blastomyces dermatitidis in giant cells. Fungi are usually numerous and below average size in these giant cells Read More
One of our long-running goals at HuffPost Arts & Culture is to eliminate the unnecessary divide that has so long plagued the arts and sciences. So we were overjoyed to stumble upon the work of microbiologist-cum-photographer Zachary Copfer, who has turned a traditional artistic practice into a l... Read More