Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Elek plates showing lines of identity. Paper strip is saturated with antitoxin organisms (black growth) producing toxin Read More
When I worked at a vet hospital people asked me all the time whether dog's mouths were cleaner than humans. I always told them it was an old wive's tale & wondered about their personal hygiene. Turns out I was wrong! Read More
Scientists at Northeastern University have taken a major step towards being able to grow previously uncultivable bacteria in the lab, the potential key to developing a new generation of highly effective antibiotics.
Examining bacterial communities enveloping particles of sand, the Northeaster... Read More
Scanning electron microscopy photograph of a human isolate of Naegleria fowleri amoeba grown in axenic culture displaying sucker-like structures, called amoebastome, used for a novel form of phagocytosis. There appears to be an inverse correlation between the mean number of suckers per amoeba an... Read More
Epstein-Barr-3 (Lymphoblastoid cell line from Burkitt's lymphona) Cells stained by EBV positive serum Read More
As researchers, sneakers on, trickled out of UC San Francisco’s Genentech Hall on a warm, windless evening this week, assorted persons with stylish glasses and prettier footwear made their way against the flow and into the building’s marble atrium.
The California College of the Arts and the ... Read More
This baby seal was found on the sea ice near McMurdo Station during one of many excursions to collect soil samples for microbiological analysis. During November and December, there are many baby seals in the area. Photo taken by Hubert Staudigel from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and... Read More
Chinese hampster ovary cell assay for cholera enterotoxin. Top = untreated control cells; bottom = cholera toxin-treated cells Read More
Perhaps Jerry Lee Lewis's rock n' roll classic will soon be topping the charts of virologists world wide! Read More
As if another reason was needed to quit smoking, though this one is certainly a doozy. Read More
Its a lot more crowded in your cubicle than you probably thought eh? With these little guys, even when you're by yourself you're never alone! Read More
The cyanobacterial mat is on the shores of Lake Fryxell in Taylor Valley- the McMurdo Dry Valley region of Antarctica. These organisms actively grow only a few weeks a year during December and January. Photo taken by Scott Craig and contributed by Dr. Laurie Connell. Read More