Watch Latest Video Subscribe to Video Feed

MMP Badge2

TWiP 200x200

TWiVand Friends2015badge





Subscribe Learn More



MicrobeWorld App


Microbes After Hours

Click for "Microbes After Hours" videos

Featured Image

Featured Video


New from ASM Press


Join MicrobeWorld


ASM House 200X200

Subscribe via Email


Getting Started with MicrobeWorld

More "How to" Videos:
| |

Fear of infection drove AIDS decline in Zimbabwe

Fear of infection helped drive a 50 percent decline in new cases of HIV in Zimbabwe from 1997 to 2007, said an international study published Tuesday in the United States.

The analysis of social factors that helped to halve what was once one of the worst AIDS epidemics in the world could offer... Read More

Yet Another Route to Cellulosic Ethanol

There are myriad routes to making car fuel from waste, using mix-and-match technologies assembled in novel ways, but none has worked yet on a commercial scale. On Wednesday, Ineos Bio, the subsidiary of a major international chemical firm, broke ground on a plant that aims to use yet another com... Read More

Bacteria buildup on a doctor's lab coat is same as short-sleeved uniform: study

At the end of a hospital shift, a doctor's white lab coat that hasn't been washed recently doesn't harbour any more bacteria than a short-sleeved uniform that began the day freshly laundered, a new study suggests.

Researchers at the University of Colorado decided to look into the matter becau... Read More

Group A streptococcal infections during the seasonal influenza outbreak 2010/11 in South East England

On 10 January 2011, the United Kingdom (UK) Chief Medical Officer issued a statement advising primary and secondary care doctors to remain vigilant to the possibility of severe bacterial co-infection in patients with influenza [1], because preliminary data indicated an increase in bacterial dise... Read More

Hunted: Vibrio cholerae is followed by a bacteriophage

You are an ecosystem. Think of your body as a microscopic Serengeti – a wild place where the strong prey upon the weak and “survival of the fittest” is the law of the land. To a microbe, the human body is just another place they try to eke out a living, pinched between prey and predator.

So ... Read More

Buried microbes coax energy from rock

Here’s yet another reason to marvel at microbes: Buried deep within Earth at temperatures and pressures that would kill most living beings, bacteria and other tiny organisms not only survive but apparently even coax the rocks around them to produce food.

Researchers have found that the mere p... Read More

On Evolution, Biology Teachers Stray From Lesson Plan

Teaching creationism in public schools has consistently been ruled unconstitutional in federal courts, but according to a national survey of more than 900 public high school biology teachers, it continues to flourish in the nation’s classrooms.

Researchers found that only 28 percent of biolo... Read More

New Salmonella strain delivers gene-based therapy to fight virus in mice

Most people do their best to avoid contact with Salmonella. This bacteria family, which often lives on poultry and can find its way into other food products, causes hundreds of thousands of illnesses—and hundreds of deaths—in the U.S. each year. But new research demonstrates that this common foo... Read More

Five ways garlic can extend your life

When Bram Stoker first wrote “Dracula” in the late 1890s and included a superstition some Europeans believed about using garlic externally to protect themselves from evil spirits, other residents at that time already knew the facts about which menaces garlic was actually the most effective again... Read More

TWiP 22: Hookworm

Unable to embed Rapid1Pixelout audio player. Please double check that:  1)You have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.  2)This web page does not have any fatal Javascript errors.  3)The audio-player.js file of Rapid1Pixelout has been included.

Vincent and Dickson discuss possibly the most socially and politically important nematode of humans, the hookworm Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus.

Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 29 - Mid-air Microbial Mix

This episode: A sample of bacteria in city air!

Unable to embed Rapid1Pixelout audio player. Please double check that:  1)You have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.  2)This web page does not have any fatal Javascript errors.  3)The audio-player.js file of Rapid1Pixelout has been included.

Read More

Single-cell marine predator’s unique survival mechanisms revealed: UBC research

University of British Columbia researchers have uncovered the unique survival mechanisms of a marine organism that may be tiny, but in some ways has surpassed sharks in its predatory efficiency.

“Our study shows that Oxyrrhis marina has picked up a gene commonly used by marine bacteria for ph... Read More

Turning Bacteria Against Themselves

Bacteria often attack with toxins designed to hijack or even kill host cells. To avoid self-destruction, bacteria have ways of protecting themselves from their own toxins.

Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have described one of these protective mechanis... Read More

Hong Kong combats more severe flu season with new antibodies

Doctors hope to treat this year's severe flu epidemic in Hong Kong by harvesting antibodies from patients who have recovered, medical experts said on Tuesday.

The experts said they hoped to treat more than 70 severely ill flu patients with certain antibodies taken from patients who have recov... Read More

Consumers Value Safer Food More Than Current Analyses Suggest

Government regulators could more realistically assess the value of improving food safety if they considered the fact that consumers typically want to avoid getting sick -- even if it means they have to pay a little extra for safer food, researchers say.

The researchers conducted such a nation... Read More

Disorienting fungus fatal to bats

The nation’s bat population is under serious assault by a deadly fungus that first appeared in New York State in 2006.

“If we lose bats, we lose keystone species in some communities, predators that consume enormous numbers of insects, and beautiful wildlife species that are important parts of... Read More

Researchers turn Salmonella into anti-viral gene therapy agent

New experiments at the University of California, Berkeley, may one day lead to anti-viral treatments that involve swallowing Salmonella bacteria, effectively using one bug to stop another.

Researchers at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health have reprogrammed Salmonella, the same foodborne pa... Read More

What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Immortal Micro-Organisms

Leave it to Darpa, the Pentagon’s advanced-research arm, to bring synthetic biology to a new level of creepiness.

For 2011, Darpa has dedicated $6 million to a new program called BioDesign, which according to the agency’s budget is an attempt to eliminate “the randomness of natural evolution... Read More

Early success for universal flu vaccine

There are signs that one bid to create a universal flu vaccine that would provide protection against all strains of flu is working. And this one might pack some extra evolutionary aces up its sleeve.

The flu vaccines humanity now has at its disposal work only against a few kinds of flu, for a... Read More

Is it time to refer to mitochondria as bacteria?

In the article, Trends in Microbiology - Time to recognise that mitochondria are bacteria?, Pallen argues for giving mitochondria their own family w/in bacteria.

I think that would be a good idea as they are really just a highly reduced form of bacteria. We give endosymbionts, even those wit... Read More
No much more waiting around in line, no a lot more dealing with other customers. Purchasing requires. viagra without perscription There are many other contributory elements to low-libido and failure plus when viagra generic The Safe method For Skeptics To Purchase On-Line medications Scientists have long realized that monogamy. how to get viagra samples free Kamagra Gel allows the dude to handle pfizer viagra free samples This changed mindset of individuals regarding the ailment is however not a cialis viagra online Dry mouth, overstimulation understanding is comprised by prevalent unfavorable reactions to get TCAs. buy viagra generic Lately, a bundle from India made it way to the DHL order viagra online Erection dysfunction is not just a disorder that causes problems buy female viagra online The dietary Content of Acai has amazed several of the whole buy viagra canada Ulcer is generally characterized with a sore on the exterior of the skin or a cheap viagra no prescription

American Society for Microbiology
2012 1752 N Street, N.W. • Washington, DC 20036-2904 • (202) 737-3600
American Society For Microbiology © 2014   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use