Lars Jansen from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Gulbenkian Institute for Science) in Oeiras, Portugal, is featured In the Career Profile section of the AAAS Science journal. According to the article, Jansen's career started with a presentation at the 1999 ASM Conference on DNA Repair and M... Read More
As cities struggle to keep up with explosive population growth, dengue fever is beginning to infect more and more people due to unsanitary conditions; bad water, lack of sewage facilities. This short video shows conditions in the Philippines' city of Manila, where dengue has hit hard. Read More
Dr. Tony Fiore discusses who should be vaccinated against 2009 H1N1 flu during the 2009-2010 season. He explains the target groups for vaccination, and how these groups differ from those recommended for seasonal flu vaccination. Read More
"The discovery of antibodies that bind to a hitherto unknown "weak spot" on HIV has revived hopes that a potent vaccine is within reach.
Now that the weak spot – common to many strains – has been discovered, researchers can aim for vaccines that trick people into making their own antibodies t... Read More
Fightbac.org, the website of the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE), has created some fun resources around common home food safety myths for educators and organizations to distribute, and they are allowing groups to add their own logos to them. In addition to the educators kit and down... Read More
Results from the first swine-flu vaccine trials taking place in Leicester reveal a strong immune response after just one dose.
The pilot study, run by the University of Leicester and Leicester Hospitals, was trialled with 100 healthy volunteers, aged between 18 and 50.
Dr Iain Stephenson,... Read More
An American research team has taken a systems biology approach to understanding the diversity found in Shewanella — a bacterial genus touted for its bioremediation potential.
The researchers brought together genomic, proteomic, and physiological data for ten Shewanella strains in order to get... Read More
An interesting commentary by Ramy Karam Aziz, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, published in the journal Gut Pathogens claims "current microbiology is contaminated with anthropocentric convictions, many of which are irrational and negatively affect... Read More
A new study suggests that an unidentified cellular source may be responsible for residual viremia in HIV-1 patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). This discovery disputes previous theories that attributed residual viremia to latent proviruses in resting CD4+ T cells and could ... Read More
As vaccine-makers gear up for the winter flu season, one biotech company is reporting success with an alternative method of developing a flu preventative that it says could work more effectively and be produced more quickly than traditional inoculations prepared in fertilized chicken eggs.
Th... Read More
A laboratory study by University of Maryland researchers suggests that some of the worst fears about a virulent H1N1 pandemic flu season may not be realized this year, but does demonstrate the heightened communicability of the virus. Using ferrets exposed to three different viruses, the Marylan... Read More
The upcoming cold and flu season may be one of the busiest in years, with the added threat of the H1N1 virus. The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) is hosting a free webinar on Sept. 24 to help community leaders prepare for these potential threats to public health.
“Education and preparati... Read More
After more than a decade of inquiry, a Princeton-led team of scientists has turned the tables on a long-standing controversy to re-establish an old truth about nitrogen mixing in the oceans.
For decades, scientists thought they had a handle on the workings of an intricate natural mechanism kn... Read More
Evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson muses on what genome she would most like to see sequenced and asks what does knowing a wholme genome sequence actually tell us? Read More
China is close to approving homegrown swine flu vaccines that manufacturers say can protect people with a single dose, an encouraging development for health officials racing to prepare for an expected spike in cases this winter.
Experts said China's versions could boost global efforts to fig... Read More
The AP reports Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is saying people should expect "a big influx" of swine flu cases this coming fall and to prepare yourself by remembering to wash your hands and to cough into the sleeve.
Salmonella resistente a los antibióticos
La Salmonella spp., bacteria causante de infecciones alimentarias, muestra una resistencia creciente a los antibióticos debido al uso... Read More
In her blog for the New York Times, evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson muses on the nature of genomics and sequencing:
Here’s a game for a rainy afternoon. If you could pick any organism to have its whole genome sequenced — what would it be?
I played this recently, and it made me ponder.... Read More
The federal government is reintroducing a powerful weapon in the fight against the H1N1 flu virus: Elmo.
The popular Sesame Street character will be featured in a series of public service advertisements meant to encourage better hygiene among young children, the Department of Health a... Read More
Scientists are beginning a large-scale effort to identify and analyze the vast majority of cells in or on your body that aren't of human origin.
Only about 10 percent of the trillions of cells that make up a person are truly human, researchers say. The other 90 percent are bacteria, viruses a... Read More