This episode: Plants call to bacteria for help!
For or Against the "Too Clean Theory?": An Infection Control Debate
I’m not sure that any one person is completely for or against the Too Clean Theory. The intention of this article is to bridge the gap between the wide spectrum of opinions by showing how responsibility and moderation ultima... Read More
Get grade school and middle school students excited about science! ASM has peer-reviewed classroom and outreach activities that can be utilized in K-12 classrooms. One such activity: Extract DNA from a banana. In under two hours, students can visibly see DNA extraction results from a small piece... Read More
Jeff Fox of Microbe magazine talks with Nancy Connell of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) on the recent National Research Council report on the FBI’s scientific investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks Read More
Is the effect of silver nanoparticles related to electron transport? What determines which metals will be antimicrobial (copper, silver) and which won't be (iron)?
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In 1983, identical twins boys simultaneously received a contaminated blood transfusion immediately after birth, and were subsequently diagnosed with HIV-1. Years later, one of the twins is faring very well and has a near normal immune system, while the other is in poor health and has experienced... Read More
Viruses, bacteria and other pathogens are implicated in a number of human diseases including Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, muliple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, cancers and many othe... Read More
The official app for the ASM GM 2011 is now in the iTunes store and it's free. If you are attending the meeting in New Orleans, or even if you're not, grab the app and let us know what you think. The app is for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Click the source link above to be taken to the iTunes App ... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº209 is about the mistakes done by Craig Venter in the quotes inserted in the artificial genome o... Read More
This episode: A bacteria-virus system for developing useful enzymes!
"In a recent Opinion piece in Trends in Microbiology, Gemma Reguera invites us to think outside the box. The box in question harbors the notion that communication between microbes is chemical, and only chemical. Here, the author cuts through the confines of this perspective to point out that mic... Read More
El Dr. Jose Carlos Rodrigues es originario de Brasil y actualmente se desempeña como profesor e investigador de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, recinto de Mayaguez. Su campo de acción es la... Read More
Due to blogger problems, I reloaded this entry. El podcast del Microbio Nº208 is about the experiments done by Deguchi on M... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº207 summarize Vincent Racaniello's post on the relationship between retroviruses and amyotrophic ... Read More
I am attempting to compile a list of reporters who do a good job covering microbiology related topics. I have compiled a partial list and am soliciting additional suggestions. Read More
Despite evidence that housing plays an important role in the eradication of malaria, it is often overlooked.
As World Malaria Day gets closer each year, organizations release an increasing number of reports on the progress achieved and what needs to be done to eliminate the disease. Despite v... Read More
or several years, bednets and insecticide spraying have served as priority weapons in the fight against malaria transmission across Africa. However, the defiant vampire vectors and malaria parasites in their mad quests for survival have regularly altered tactics, formulating resistance to insec... Read More