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Food, inc. The Movie Opens This Friday

Just in time for discussions on the Food Safety Enhancement Act is the Friday opening of a new documentary called Food, Inc. From the official website - "Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the ... Read More

P.S.I. – Are my soybeans wearing different genes?

At points this student made video borders on the absurd, but that's what makes Plant Science Investigations fun to watch.

"The video PSI – Are my soybeans wearing different genes? is inspired by the popular TV show “CSI-crime scene investigations”. Here, however, the investigators are solvin... Read More

Super-Resolution Microscopy Captures Molecules in Motion

A new electron microscopy technique called structured illumination microscopy for filming cellular processes, developed by scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, captures up to 11 images per second at twice the resolution.
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Winnipeg researcher charged with smuggling Ebola material into U.S.

Video from the CBC reports a former researcher at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg is facing charges in the United States after allegedly trying to smuggle genetic material from the Ebola virus across the Manitoba-North Dakota border. This is raising all kinds of flags in Canada over se... Read More

Joe DeRisi - Hunting the Next Killer Virus

Since this has sort of been "Joe DeRisi week" here at MicrobeWorld, I thought it would be nice to include this presentation he gave at TED earlier this year. After all he did just receive the Eli Lilly and Company Research Award and Merry Buckley from the Meet the Scientist podcast also publishe... Read More

Acanthamoeba polyphaga

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Another video by AJ Cann. This one is of Acanthamoeba polyphaga. Acanthamoeba is a family of amoebae, one of the most common protozoa in soil, and also frequently found in fresh water and other habitats. Interestingly, findings from the University of Bath demonstrate t... Read More

Extremophile Hunter Searches for 'Impossible' Life

This is from NSF's Science Nation videocast program.

The search is on for extremophiles, living things that thrive where life would seem to be impossible -- from the glaciers of the Alaskan arctic, to the ice sheets of Antarctica, that may provide insights about life elsewhere in cosmos. Read More

Aseptic Technique

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AJ Cann from the MicrobiologyBytes blog posts this video of the aseptic technique. Read More

The Effect of Universal Influenza Immunization on Mortality and Health Care Use

This is a postercast by Jeffrey C. Kwong, scientist at ICES.





























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Science & Social Media: Chris Condayan

On Jan. 6, 2009, in Arlington, Virginia, the National Science Foundation, The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance, and BioInformatics, LLC, hosted a Cafe Scientifique on Science and Social Media. In part 2 of this 4 part video, Chris Condayan, Manager of Public Outreach for the American ... Read More

The Effect of Universal Influenza Immunization on Mortality and Health Care Use

This is a postercast by Jeffrey C. Kwong, scientist at ICES. Read More

Biology of Bacteria

Here's a nice edu resource-related video about the biology of bacteria that the team over at SciVee.tv posted. It looks like it originally came from Maryland Public Television. This is probably good for many intro to microbiology type courses and high school level life science classes. Read More

Microbiology Dilution Series Demonstration

Here's a nice demonstration video by Dr. Conor O'Bryne from the Dept. of Microbiology at National University of Ireland, Galway, showing how to perform a serial dilution on a liquid food sample (in this case raw unpasteurised milk). The raw milk sample is diluted down to 1/1000 in a sterile dil... Read More

This Week in Virology - Live in Philly (MWV29)

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Laurie Garrett: What can we learn from the 1918 flu?

In 2007, as the world worried about a possible avian flu epidemic, Laurie Garrett, author of "The Coming Plague," gave this powerful TED talk to a University audience. Her insights from past pandemics are may be more relevant than ever today as we strive to understand the potential threat from s... Read More

Al Jazeera Explores Swine Flu and Media Reporting

This is a great look at how traditional media and new media have impacted the public perception of swine flu/H1N1. Well worth watching. Read More

Because Bacteria Can Live in Your Hair Piece

If your toupe or wig is not feeling so fresh, finally there is a product for you. This has got to be one of the cheesiest commercials I have ever seen for a sanitizing product. Thankfully I still have a full head of hair! Read More

Cheese and Microbes (MWV28)

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T4 Virus infecting a bacteria

Awesome CGI animation of a T4 virus infecting a bacterium. Read More

How Swine Flu Works

Stumbled across this short video on MetaCafe.com. Probably not the best one out there, it would be great to see a more comprehensive one. Read More

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