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Modeling and predictive microbiology: Interview with An Vermeulen (Video)

An Vermeulen works at the Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Food Preservation of Ghent University. She is an industrial liaison officer for the laboratory as well as for the Flemish Cluster Predictive Microbiology in Foods, a cooperation between KULeuven and UGent, to improve the knowledge on ... Read More

ICAAC 2013 - Shingles Vaccine Coverage Low in Elderly Americans

Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime. Despite the approval and recommend... Read More


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ASM GM 2013 - The Effects of Fracking on the Microbial Ecology of Groundwater

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to ... Read More

ASM Live 2015 - Prevalence of Streptococcus mutans serotype k in American School Children #asm2015

Presenters discuss prevalence of a recently discovered serotype of oral bacterium, with a possible link to a number of systemic diseases that was found for the first time in a small cohort of African-American schoolchildren in a southwest Alabama town.


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ICAAC 2013 - This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello


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Video of virus-sized particle trying to enter cell

Tiny and swift, viruses are hard to capture on video. Now researchers at Princeton University have achieved an unprecedented look at a virus-like particle as it tries to break into and infect a cell. The technique they developed could help scientists learn more about how to deliver drugs via nan... Read More

ICAAC 2013 - The Role of Vitamin D Supplements in Preventing and Treating Disease


There is much interest in the role of nutrients and micronutrients in the support of host defense against infections. How... Read More

Cellular alchemy caught in action

One of the most critical biological advances in the past decade was the discovery that the introduction of four simple genetic factors can turn a fully mature adult cell back into an embryonic-like state, a process called reprogramming.

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Bacterial Cytological Profiling Global Video Challenge

Bacteria have evolved resistance to every known class of antibiotic, creating an urgent need for methods to identify new antibiotics that work by different mechanisms. We have developed a new approach to antibiotic discovery that provides a short cut for identifying antibacterial molecules and ... Read More

My global challenge video Myths about polio and its vaccination in Pakistan

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Microbiology and Peep Science at Easter?

Easter in the United States has become a holiday pretty much about high fructose corn syrup. To that end, here is a description of "Peep Science," using those sugary creatures that inhabit this time of year. In addition is a video that links "Peep Science" and microbiology! Read More

Cordyceps: attack of the killer fungi

The video shows an ant that is infected with a fungus called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, which has both infiltrated and commandeered its body. While it devours the ant alive, it also sends its zombified host scurrying up a plant stem. The ant walks along the underside of a leaf and vigorously l... Read More

Line dancing bacteria on a chip (w/ Video)

By changing the direction of a magnetic field, so-called magneto-tactic bacteria are able to make a full U-turn. They can be taught line dancing in this way, inside the tiny micro channels of a lab on a chip. Magnetically steered objects will be capable of delivering medication, for example. Sci... Read More

New Drug Candidate Found for Fungal Lung Infections

On a molecular level, you have more in common with shower curtain mold or the mushrooms on your pizza than you might think. Humans and fungi share similar proteins, a biological bond that makes curing fungal infections difficult and expensive. Current costs to treat these stubborn infections can... Read More

Life Under the Microscope: The Year’s Best Biology Close-Ups

Life is pretty interesting, and at the microscopic scale, it can also be beautiful, strange, intriguing, frightening and gross. The winning photos and videos from this year’s Olympus BioScapes competition span the whole range.

From rat brains to butter daisies to weevils and barnacle appendag... Read More

ASM GM 2013 - Antibiotic Compound from Wasp Venom

Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are part of the innate immune system that is widely distributed in nature, acting as a defense mechan... Read More

Using microscopic bugs to save the bees

For decades, honeybees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their babies (larvae) and leads to hive collapse. It’s called American Foulbrood and its effects are so devastating and infectious, it often requires infected hives to be burned to the ground.

Treating Foulbrood is comp... Read More

ASM GM 2013 - Update on H7N9: Should We Be Concerned?

The emergence of human infections with avian influenza viruses (H7N9 and H5N1) have raised concerns about the virus gaining the abi... Read More

Can we conquer infectious disease? (video)

Soon, we'll have smarter, more effective vaccines. What does that mean for the future of disease?
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