Vincent and Dickson answer listener email... Read More
I’ll confess, I never quite thought about what happens when you get millions of a single kind of bacteria all together in one place and take a nice long sniff. I did not think it would ever be pleasant. I was wrong.
This level of olfactory whimsy, then, was totally new to me: Pseudomonas aeru... 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
The veined wing of the clanger cicada kills bacteria solely through its physical structure — one of the first natural surfaces found to do so. An international team of biophysicists has now come up with a detailed model of how this defence works on the nanoscale. The results are published in the... Read More
In this clip from Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, guest Fred Guterl, award-winning journalist and executive editor of Scientific American, discusses his new book, "The Fate of the Species,"and touches on viruses, influenza, scientific research, and the recent H5... Read More
Vincent and Dickson explain how a nematod... Read More
Taken from the 2012 ICAAC meeting...
Outbreaks of enteric disease are most common in highly populated areas. Caused by both bacteria and viruses that often reside in the food we eat, the water we drink, or on surfaces we touch, enteric diseases produce a variety of symptoms including nausea, ... Read More
Staying safe at the beach involves more than just sunscreen and lifeguards. Beaches and oceans are prone to unhealthy levels of bacteria which can cause sickness in people. Pathogens make their way into the water and onto the sand from many sources, including but not limited to, animal and hu... Read More
Craig E. Rubens, MD, PhD, has been named Chair of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), marking the first time a pediatric infectious disease specialist has been appointed to the position. ICAAC is the world's premier meeting on infectious diseases and ant... Read More
Vincent and Dickson review evidence that ... Read More
In a recent post I shared with you some amazing things I had learnt about coprophilous (‘dung-loving’) fungi that spit their spores like pros. What I did not tell you then is that my six-year-old son also fell in love with the spitting fungi (dung + spit = child’s interest!) and wanted to learn ... Read More
Vincent and Dickson meet with Judith Stra... Read More
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A couple more visual science-type picks for you to follow on from Kathy Spindler’s pick – APoD
The stunning new Pursuit of Light video from NASA: Read More
How can scientists safely conduct avian flu research if the results could threaten or save millions of lives? A series of Commentaries in mBio this week presents some important perspectives on the type of H5N1 influenza research that started (the ongoing) widespread controversy among both scient... Read More