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Battle of the Bugs Leaves Humans as Collateral Damage

It's a tragedy of war that innocent bystanders often get caught in the crossfire. But now scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oxford have shown how a battle for survival at a microscopic level could leave humans as the unlikely victims.

In work funded by the US ... Read More

TWiP 12 Letters

Maria writes:

Dear Dr. Dickson Despommier and Dr. Vincent Racaniello


I am a microbiologist. I studied in Colombia and after finishing my bachelor's I moved to New York city in 2007. All my life I have been fascinated about microorganisms. Some weeks ago I found an i... Read More

TWiP 12: Toxoplasma gondii

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Vincent and Dickson introduce the obligate intracellular protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, one of the most successful parasites on earth.


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Study Criticizes Swine-Flu Follow-Up

There is too little genetic surveillance of last year’s human pandemic flu, which has gone on to infect pigs in China and is readily mixing with other flus there, according to a study released Thursday by researchers in Hong Kong.

No dangerous new strain has emerged, said several experts who ... Read More

Wild Potato Germplasm Holds Key to Disease Resistance

Wild potato germplasm that offers resistance to some major potato diseases has been identified by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.

Geneticists Dennis Halterman and Shelley Jansky pinpointed the resistant wild potato species in studies at the ARS Vegetable Crops Research Unit in... Read More

Gut-Residing Bacteria Trigger Arthritis in Genetically Susceptible Individuals

A single species of bacteria that lives in the gut is able to trigger a cascade of immune responses that can ultimately result in the development of arthritis.

Our gut, like that of most mammals, is filled with thousands of species of bacteria, many of which are helpful and aid in the develop... Read More

Swine Flu Jumps Back to Pigs and Keeps Evolving

A new strain of swine flu shows that the pandemic version has jumped from humans back to pigs, where it’s evolving in new and unpredictable ways.

The new strain, identified in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, isn’t especially virulent. But the findings emphasize the need for continued vigilance. S... Read More

MTS52 - Mitchell Sogin - Expeditions to the Rare Biosphere

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Wild Sharks, Redfish Carry Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

Researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in seven species of sharks and redfish captured in waters off Belize, Florida, Louisiana and Massachusetts. Most of these wild, free-swimming fish harbored several drug-resistant bacterial strains.

The study, published in the Journal of Zoo... Read More

Using Bacteria in Oil Wells to Convert Oil to Natural Gas

Some bacteria destroy oil. Might those bacteria lead oil companies to change their methods of harvesting the energy of the oil while at the same time reducing the carbon dioxide that burning oil and gasoline discharges into the atmosphere? Steve Larter thinks that may be possible.

Petroleum b... Read More

Experimental Marburg Vaccine Prevents Disease Two Days After Infection

An experimental vaccine developed to prevent outbreaks of Marburg hemorrhagic fever continues to show promise in monkeys as an emergency treatment for accidental exposures to the virus that causes the disease. There is no licensed treatment for Marburg infection, which has a high fatality rate.
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The Cost-Effectiveness of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Infants in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Intermittent preventive treatment in infants (IPTi) has been shown to decrease clinical malaria by approximately 30% in the first year of life and is a promising malaria control strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa which can be delivered alongside the Expanded Programme on Immunisation... Read More

Microbiology: The business side of synthetic life

For a culture raised on images of Dr. Frankenstein cackling "It's alive!" as his monster lurched around the lab, the recent announcement by the J. Craig Venter Institute claiming they had created synthetic life received surprisingly mixed reviews.

The scientific consensus is that the institu... Read More

Microbiology: The business side of synthetic life

For a culture raised on images of Dr. Frankenstein cackling "It's alive!" as his monster lurched around the lab, the recent announcement by the J. Craig Venter Institute claiming they had created synthetic life received surprisingly mixed reviews.

The scientific consensus is that the institut... Read More

Wild sharks, redfish harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Scientists have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in seven species of sharks and redfish captured in waters off Belize, Florida, Louisiana and Massachusetts. Most of these wild, free-swimming fish harbored several drug-resistant bacterial strains.

The study, published in the Journal of Zoo ... Read More

Regulatory T cells delay arrival of TB-fighting T cells

The outcome of tuberculosis infection in mice depends in part on how quickly bacteria-fighting T cells can get to the lungs. According to a new study that will appear online on June 14th in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org), another group of T cells delays their arrival.

Pre... Read More

Q: What do British Petroleum and M. vanbaalenii have in common?

A: Both BP and M. vanbaalenii make a living from oil.
The oil spill in the gulf is going to need the skills of a few good microbes, and Mycobacterium vanbaalenii might be a perfect candidate for the job. It was originally isolated from oil-contaminated estuary sediment in Texas, after all, an... Read More

Super-Yeast Generates Ethanol from Energy Crops and Agricultural Residues

A new type of baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) has been developed which can efficiently ferment pentose sugars, as found in agricultural waste and hardwoods.

Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Biotechnology for Biofuels describe the creation of the new S. cere... Read More

New world Helicobacter pylori genome sequenced, dynamics of inflammation-related genes revealed

An international team of researchers led by scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have sequenced the genome of an Amerindian strain of the gastric bug Helicobacter pylori, confirming the out-of-Africa migration of this bacterial stowaway to the New World. Exp... Read More

Scientists to map Ozzy Osbourne's DNA

One man has perhaps stood above all others when it comes to testing the body's limits. That is Ozzy Osbourne, former lead singer of Black Sabbath.

So now a genome sequencing company called Knome has decided to find out just what Ozzy Osbourne is really made of. It intends to test his DNA to s... Read More

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