Western Africa is bracing against an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly ebola virus. Guinea is the country affected the worst by the viral hemorrhagic fever. Since January, 86 people have died from it, out of 137 cases.
Shutting down the body’s immune system, ebola is highly contagious, tra... Read More
Did you know that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has 1.4 million artifacts and specimen that are used every day in scientific studies and educational programs?
That the area between Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins is often called the "Napa Valley of Beer," where some of the best micr... Read More
A viral pathogen that typically infects plants has been found in honeybees and could help explain their decline. Researchers working in the U.S. and Beijing, China report their findings in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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When you've collapsed in a hotel bed at the end of a day of vacationing, the last thing you want to worry about is whether a previous guest left germs behind. But germs are invisible to the naked eye, so how do hotel housekeepers — who have an average of 30 minutes to clean a room — make sure th... Read More
Microbes used to treat human waste might also generate enough electricity to power whole sewage plants, scientists hope. Read More
Tapetes microbianos, y observatorios microbianos: la entrevista de hoy la hacemos a la Dra. Lilliam Casillas de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Campus de Humaca... Read More
This episode: Soil bacteria can help plants adapt to changing climate conditions!
This episode: Gut bacteria use phages to beat their competition!
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Last week the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to phase out routine use of antibiotics in farm animals, saying the practice produces dangerous drug-resistant bacteria that can infect humans. Farmers have been feeding antibiotics to animals for decades, and the FDA has struggled to cu... Read More
This episode: Using a bacterial trick to protect pathogen proteins from radiation could help produce useful vaccines!
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This episode: Discovery of a worm that eats archaea!
Sheldon Campbell sings about microbiology. Dr. Campbell teaches microbiology at Yale School of Medicine and he uses music to enhance his lectures. He has one song for every block of lectures he gives on a major topic.
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The release of life forms in cold storage for eons raises new concerns about the impacts of climate change.
Locked in frozen vaults on Antarctica and Greenland, a lost world of ancient creatures awaits another chance at life. Like a time-capsule from the distant past, the polar ice sheets off... Read More