(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) After an infection with Helicobacter pylori, gene activity in the gastric cells resembles the activity of cancer cells. Read More
When treated with the prescription drugs Zoloft and Vascor, mice infected with Ebola survived.
The new study was small and preliminary, but if the drugs prove effective in humans—a finding still years away—it could mean new treatments for the deadly disease. Read More
Elite controllers (EC) are a small group of HIV-infected individuals who are able to suppress the virus in the absence of antiretroviral therapy. EC demonstrate that the human immune system, in principle, is capable of rendering HIV harmless. A study published on June 11th in PLOS Pathogens show... Read More
Virologist Richard Elliott passed away on 5 June 2015. I have known Richard since 1979 and I would like to provide some personal recollections of this outstanding virologist. A summary of his work can be found at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research science blog. Read More
A new, rapid method is helping detect how bacteria sense and respond to changes in their environment. Read More
Humans aren't the only ones who like to cruise along the waterways, so do viruses. For the first time, a map of fecal viruses traveling our global waterways has been created using modeling methods to aid in assessing water quality worldwide. Read More
This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
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Palouse Biologics LLC has moved to Bozeman, Montana. Check my microbiology kit I'll soon be offering. This is my old Kickstarter video, but now that I'm in Montana am moving forward with the kits again. Info at email@example.com
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Back in 2013 I built a Wall of Polio in my laboratory – a large stack of six-well cell culture plates that have been used to measure the concentration of polioviruses in various samples by plaque assay. It became a focal point of the lab at which many guests came to have their photographs taken.... Read More
Classrooms and schools are among the most germ-ridden environments humans interact with. With illness plaguing the building year-round, every appliance is a source of sickness and contamination. In a recent experiment, BioCote, in partner with several product manufacturers, coated one UK classro... Read More
Scientists are one step closer to understanding how a normally harmless fungus changes to become a deadly infectious agent. Read More
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Over the same time period that multiple outbreaks of measles and whooping cough made headlines around the country, parents' views on vaccines became more favorable, according to a new nationally-representative poll. Read More