Vincent and Dickson review the biology an... Read More
By adding some art to his “Fundamentals of Microbiology” science course at the University of Waterloo, Biology professor Josh Neufeld has found a way to engage his students with the topic in a fun and creative way.
BIOL 140, explains Neufeld, is a large introductory course divided across thre... Read More
This video explores the ways in which humans are learning to exploit microbes to produce medicines, fuel and food.
Vincent and Dickson discuss loaiasis caus... Read More
Vincent and Dickson discuss control of ma... Read More
Transplanting faecal matter from one person to another - the thought might turn your stomach, but it could be lifesaving.
Some doctors are using the procedure to repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria, which can become unbalanced in some diseases.
Dr Alisdair MacConnachie, who thinks he ... Read More
A Queen's University infectious disease expert has collaborated in the development of a disinfection system that may change the way hospital rooms all over the world are cleaned as well as stop bed bug outbreaks in hotels and apartments.
"This is the future, because many hospital deaths are p... Read More
A study involving 84 volunteers showed that an experimental norovirus vaccine provided considerable protection against infection and symptoms of gastroenteritis, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine reported in NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine). The authors added that theirs is the f... Read More
The gut-associated microbiome of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants has microbial diversity and includes fungal species, bacteria, molds, viruses, parasitic organisms, and roundworms, according to a study published online Dec. 8 in PLoS One.
Mariam S. LaTuga, M.D., from the Duke Univer... Read More
Scientists in Germany have synthesised the core part of a sugar compound produced by the pathogenic bacteria responsible for meningitis - Neisseria meningitides - which could be used in a vaccine for meningococcal diseases, in particular meningitis B.
Pathogenic bacteria produce a polysaccha... Read More
Vincent and Dickson converse with Peter Hotez about global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical diseases.
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New methods speed up the process of identifying the subgroup of E. coli bacteria responsible for an outbreak of illness. At the same time, Norwegian researchers are on the trail of a disinfectant that will inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria in food.
Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli) ... Read More