Category Archives: Microbiology

The threat of zoonotic diseases

While zoonotic EIDs are a major concern globally, their impact in less developed countries is disproportionately high. Continue reading

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Small Is Beautiful

Small proteins can no longer be ignored. Continue reading

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Understanding the next Ebola virus rather than panicking about the current one

How emerging diseases emerge. Continue reading

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Let’s get things in perspective

Malaria kills thousands of times more people than Ebola virus each year. Continue reading

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How to stop the spread of Ebola [video]

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Cytomegalovirus

New state of the art therapies for cytomegalovirus. Continue reading

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Viroids: Survivors from the RNA World?

A new review in Annual Review of Microbiology gives an excellent introduction to viroids. Continue reading

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The Flawed Prokaryote

There are two types of biologist – those who think that prokaryotes exist and those who don’t. Continue reading

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Welcome to new microbiology students

Welcome to MicrobiologyBytes. Continue reading

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