Researchers announced Wednesday that they've managed to reconstruct the genome of the Black Death, the illness that wiped out around half of Europe's population in just a few years in the mid-1300s. Ray Suarez discusses the developments with geneticist Hendrick Poinar of McMaster University.
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For every human cell in your body, there are hundreds or thousands of bacterial cells. So who is hosting whom? Even though our on-board microbial hordes—known also as our microbiome—sometimes threaten and deprive us of our health and our lives, they are central to our survival and our daily well... Read More
Microbiology is poised to make significant inroads towards reducing dependence on crude oil and petroleum-based products.
Sheldon Campbell sings about microbiology. Dr. Campbell teaches microbiology at Yale School of Medicine and he uses music to enhance his lectures. He has one song for every block of lectures he gives on a major topic.
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Dr. Stuart Levy and Dr. Fred Koster track a mystery killer from a Navajo community in New Mexico with help from Dr. C.J. Peters with the Centers for Disease Control.
Have you ever wondered why mozzarella bubbling and stretching between pizza slices is so different from the earthy flavors of blue-veined gorgonzola? The diversity of cheeses we love are created by encouraging and manipulating the growth of specific microbes. The American Socie... Read More
Preparation of bacterial spores for future experiments with Kari Severson, Graduate Student at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola Medical Center. Read More
This is a clip from the best show on TV, Flight of the Conchords. They continue to prove why they are so brilliant...mold farm? Classic. Read More
A well produced university promotional video that takes a look at the daily workings of a microbiologist as well as a lab supervisor. Read More
Watch a live streamed scientific session at ICAAC hosted by Vincent Racaniello and co-host Michael Schmidt. Audience participation was encouraged so many questions came from MicrobeWorld readers.
Stuart B. Levy, MD,Professor, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine/CSO, Paratek Pharmaceut... Read More
Talk by Jonathan Eisen at TEDMED2012 meeting on "The microbes among us." Read More
I was honored to present the Keynote Address at the XXII meeting of the Brazilian Virology Society on 23 October 2011. In my talk entitled The World of Viruses, given to an audience of 640 virologists, I shared my enthusiasm for these amazing microbes by discussing ten seminal virologists and te... Read More
You don't have to speak Thai to enjoy this promotional video from Kasetsart University's microbiology department in Thailand. (I like how they use "Micro World" in it.) Read More
2012 saw a surge of West Nile Virus infections, particularly in the central United States. What exactly is West Nile Virus and why do outbreaks occur?
Join us at ASM headquarters to learn more about the biology of this fascinating virus - how it moves between hosts, how the&... Read More
Scientists at the University of Bath and University of Exeter have developed a new technique that allows them to make a movie of bacteria infecting their living host. And, according to the researchers, the first film to follow the progress of infection in real-time with living organisms.
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