Over the past few decades there appears to have been a never-ending stream of emerging diseases from AIDS to SARS and now MERS. Predictions are that global warming will bring... Read More
The swine flu virus that caused a 2009 pandemic has been found in elephant seals off the central California coast, according to new research. The study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, is the first report of the virus H1N1 in any marine mammal. Researchers are now being advised to wear protec... Read More
This is an accurate visualization of the Bacteriophage T4 based on Cryo-EM datasets of the virus. The scope of the animation is to show the infection process of the T4 into an E. coli cell. All scientific data sets and motion based off of research from Michael Rossmann Laboratory (Purdue Univers... Read More
Findings in a recent study from the Journal of Applied Microbiology show that viruses can easily be transferred from nonporous glass surfaces, like those on smart phones, right to your fingers. Dr. Jennifer Ashton showed Harry Smith some ways to clean your touchscreen mobile devices.
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Hundreds of antibiotics are on the market but only a few are effective to treat tuberculosis. Developing new drugs is a long (10-15 years) and expensive (~$800 millions) process. Identification of synergistic combinations using drugs approved for other therapeutic applications can allow the intr... Read More
Jane Lanhee Lee reports on a new spate of bird flu cases in China that has alarmed citizens grappling with earlier livestock-related health scares and reticent authorities.
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New research shows that the whip-like appendages on many types of cells are able to synchronise their movements solely through interactions with the fluid that surrounds them.
Many different types of cell, including sperm, bacteria and algae, propel themselves using whip-like appendages know... Read More
My research is about a vaccine... Respiratory syncytial virus is the leading respiratory cause of hospitalization in infants and young children in the United States and in the world. There is still no vaccine licensed against this pathogen.
The major obstacle to vaccine development has been the... Read More
For patients who acquire an infection while in the hospital, each day of hospitalization increases the risk that the infection will be caused by a drug-resistant ... Read More
The DNA of bubonic plague bacteria, blamed for Europe's great plague of 1348, has turned up in victims of a plague that shook the Roman world in AD 541
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Scientists at Cambridge University believe that the immune system's main assault on viruses takes place inside infected cells, not outside as previously thought.
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This episode explains how microbiologists perfected the art of using the fewest possible letters in place of really long complicated words, long before cell phones and the internet were invented! Read More
Here's to Microbes Near and Far (to the tune of Hark the Herald Angels Sing) - Happy Holidays from the American Society for Microbiology Read More
In this exclusive video report, Michael Smith reviews some of the most important news out of the 2010 ICAAC and IDSA Meetings with a leading expert in the field. Read More
The third video of a three part lecture by Joseph DeRisi focuses on drug development for Malaria. Read More
A new laser sensor identifies Salmonella bacteria grown from food samples in less than 24 hours, about three times faster than conventional methods.
“BARDOT allows us to detect Salmonella much earlier and more easily than current methods,” says Arun Bhunia, professor of food science at Purdue... Read More
This is a movie by David Bella, Ph.D., at the University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research showing the results of an analysis of Adenovirus binding to blood coagulation factor X, performed in collaboration with Professor Andrew H Baker in the University of Glasgow.
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A student profile of food microbiologist Sylvie at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Read More
Researchers from the University of Florida have discovered a chemical compound made from a type of bacteria found in the Florida Keys that appears to be effective in fighting colon cancer in preclinical experiments. Read More