In 2011, the NIH Clinical Center had a cluster of infections of a pathogen that tops the CDC's list of urgent threats: antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. This bacteria, which can cause bloodstream and other infections, has recently developed resistance to the class of antibiotics kno... Read More
Sir David Attenborough and the Planet Earth team discover the weird world of the Cordyceps; killer fungi that invades the body of an insect to grow and diminish the insect population. Fascinating animal and wildlife video from the BBC epic natural world masterpiece 'Planet Earth'. Read More
Michael Schmidt, Ph.D, a professor at the Medical University of South Carolina and a specialist in pandemic flu preparations, gives an overview of the Swine Flu virus and explains how it first reached South Carolina. Click Source to view. Read More
This is an interesting documentary about superbugs, such as MRSA, antibiotic resistance and Russia's research into bacteriophage (viruses that attack bacteria) as a treatment for people with bacterial-related diseases. This video was produced in 1997 by the BBC, but despite the air date, ther... Read More
Just in time for discussions on the Food Safety Enhancement Act is the Friday opening of a new documentary called Food, Inc. From the official website - "Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the ... Read More
Sponsored by the WTO, that's World Toilet Organization, November 19 is World Toilet Day. The event seeks to increase awareness of the importance of toilet sanitation and each individual's right to a safe and hygienic sanitary environment.
One of their activities for this year is The B... Read More
Microsponges derived from seaweed are a key component of a tiny programmable chip designed to sniff out diseases such as HIV and cancer.
The microsponges are 280-micrometer beads of agarose, a cheap, common, lab-friendly material made from seaweed and often used as a matrix for growing live c... Read More
www.henrythehand.com is an online handwashing resource for teachers by Will Sawyer, MD. The mission of the educational campaign is to propagate the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness throughout the United States and the world.
... Read More
This is a good demo on how to use the Twitter client TweetDeck to monitor real time information about bioinformatics (or any field for that matter). Read More
Chemistry professor John Brennan talks about a paper strip, developed at McMaster University, that can detect harmful concentrations of E. coli in recreational water within minutes.
The bioactive paper detects E. coli quickly* and simply, with much greater accuracy than existing portable tec... Read More
A very important message to women who are pregnant. Listeria monocytogenes is very dangerous for anyone who is immunocompromised and it is one of few bacterial pathogens that can cross the fetal-placenta barrier and infect the fetus, usually resulting in fetal death. The USDA produced this vid... Read More
The Micro eGuide has a great series of really short tutorial videos that teach basic lab procedures. Here is the first in the series that demonstrates how to practice plate streaking. Read More
Click source to view an animated clip about Trichanella spiralis from Animal Planet's Monsters inside Me program. Read More
Cool video of a bacteria-powered machine; 20-micrometer device that is powered by bacteria moving around in a narrow groove etched out in silicon (the green line). Read More
Julie Bianchini talks about her research into understanding the functions of cysteine-rich secretory proteins, using the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model organism.
Julie was advised by Dr. Andrew Vershon, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the Waksman Institute of Mi... Read More
Al Gore's interactive, old school broadcasting meets new media, website Current.tv has highlighted a recent interview on deliatheartist.com with science comedian Brian Malow.
Two years ago, MicrobeWorld actually caught up with Malow at an event at the Koshland Museum in DC in which he present... Read More
Bacteria use all sorts of cunning to trick hosts into doing their bidding. One con in their bag of tricks: the molecular mimic. In this ruse, bacteria or their agents look for all purposes like some native molecule in a cell, but then do not behave accordingly. Working with H. pylori, the bacter... Read More