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Avian Influenza Virus May Persist on Feathers Fallen from Domestic Ducks

Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) may persist on feathers fallen from the bodies of infected domestic ducks and contribute to environmental contamination. Researchers from the National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan report their findings in the August 2010 issu... Read More

Reanimated ‘Junk’ DNA Is Found to Cause Disease

The human genome is riddled with dead genes, fossils of a sort, dating back hundreds of thousands of years — the genome’s equivalent of an attic full of broken and useless junk.

Some of those genes, surprised geneticists reported Thursday, can rise from the dead like zombies, waking up to ca... Read More

Egg recall is still evolving: 2000 ill so far

In May, days after a group of high school students in the Bay Area nibbled on custard-filled pastries at a catered prom dinner, several of them started to complain about aching stomachs. Around the same time, some college students celebrating their graduation used the same catering company — and... Read More

'Zombie ants' controlled by parasitic fungus for 48m years

The oldest evidence of a fungus that turns ants into zombies and makes them stagger to their death has been uncovered by scientists.

The gruesome hallmark of the fungus's handiwork was found on the leaves of plants that grew in Messel, near Darmstadt in Germany, 48m years ago.

The finding ... Read More

Potential HIV Drug Keeps Virus out of Cells

Following up a pioneering 2007 proof-of-concept study, a University of Utah biochemist and colleagues have developed a promising new anti-HIV drug candidate, PIE12-trimer, that prevents HIV from attacking human cells.

Michael S. Kay, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry in the Uni... Read More

Aphid immune system aided by friendly bacteria

Conventional thinking says that animal immune systems have evolved to defend against harmful microorganisms, but a new Cornell study examines the role of friendly bacteria in shaping animal immunity.

All animals are colonized by bacteria -- in fact, humans have 10 times as many bacteria as ce... Read More

Good Riddance to Mosquitoes: Four Ways to Beat the Malaria-Carrying Threat

Mosquitoes that carry the Plasmodium parasite cause some 300 million cases of malaria every year, claiming one million lives. That's a lot of carnage generated by an insect smaller than a pinky fingernail—but if enterprising researchers have their way, their blood-thirsty assault won't continue... Read More

Cook those possibly salmonella-tainted eggs thoroughly -- or better yet, take no chances

Before you make breakfast, check the egg carton. Does it bear the name Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms or Kemps?

If so, those scrambled eggs may have to wait.

Egg supplier Wright County Egg... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 7 - Ligneous Life Loves Little Lithotrophs

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AFRICA: A teabag that could save millions

A cheap and effective filtering device developed by a South African university could provide safe drinking water to millions of people, drastically reducing the incidence of waterborne illnesses such as cholera and other diarrhoeal diseases.

The device resembles a teabag in both size and shap... Read More

Targeting Hit-and-Run Cancer Viruses

Viruses that can invade host cells, initiate cancer and then flee from their own trail of destruction could be stopped in their tracks, say researchers writing in the September issue of the Journal of General Virology.

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have not only provided the first... Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 62

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A continuacion: Los eucariotas y el árbol de la vida; fiebre tipo escarlatina oriental; los flagelos bacterianos y los receptores Toll-like; y las bacterias de las profundidades.


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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 7 - Ligneous Life Loves Little Lithotrophs

This episode: Trees grow their own good bacteria!


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MTS56 - Susan Golden - Clocks for Life

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Investigation Announcement: Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Associated with Shell Eggs

In May 2010, CDC identified a nationwide increase in the number of Salmonella Enteritidis isolates with PFGE pattern JEGXX01.0004 uploaded to PulseNet, the national subtyping network made up of state and local public health laboratories and federal food regulatory laboratories that performs mol... Read More

White nose syndrome could kill off U.S. Northeast's little brown bats in 20 years

A brief article in Scientific American by writer John Platt looks at the dim future for little brown bats who are at risk of becoming extinct due to white nose syndrome.

"As we have previously reported, 95 percent of Vermont's bats have been killed by the deadly fungal infection known as whi... Read More

Polio: A Conquered Disease Still Clings to Life

Despite a known preventative, polio still maims and cripples 1,000 people annually.

Poliomyelitis—a viral disease that wreaks havoc on motor neurons, often paralyzing sufferers for life—was supposed to be banished from the planet a long time ago. When Jonas Salk unveiled his famed vaccine to ... Read More

Medicare Coverage Drives Antibiotic Use among Elderly

Now that older people have prescription drug coverage from Medicare, they are using more antibiotics, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh has found.

That may not sound surprising. But the authors of the study say it could be worrisome.

Among the drugs being taken more often, the ... Read More

Despite vaccination, Pertussis is making a comeback

"In recent years, pertussis has made an alarming comeback — even among adolescents and adults who were vaccinated as children.

Highly contagious, spread by coughs and sneezes, pertussis is now epidemic in California, with 2,774 confirmed cases in 2010 — a sevenfold increase from last year, pu... Read More

Old Malaria Drug Blamed for Resistance Gets a New Reputation

An inexpensive drug currently used to treat and prevent malaria in pregnant women—sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, or “SP” for short—could reduce malaria infection in infants by 30 percent, recent studies have shown. But health officials in the developing world have held off on recommending SP’s wides... Read More
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