Tag Archives: Bacteria

Let’s get things in perspective

Malaria kills thousands of times more people than Ebola virus each year. 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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Whole Genome Sequencing for Outbreak Detection of Salmonella enterica

Whole genome sequencing is not enough to diagnose and control Salmonella outbreaks. Continue reading

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Streptococcus pneumoniae causes cardiac lesions

Streptococcus pneumoniae causes lesions in the heart. Continue reading

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What’s the diference between cow TB and human TB?

Why do some stains of TB cause disease in humans and others don’t? Continue reading

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If I have seen further than others it is because I have a bloody big microscope

Advanced microscopy has emerged as a powerful tool in microbiology. Here’s why. Continue reading

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Bacteriophage behavioral ecology: How phages alter their host’s habits

Bacteriophages direct many aspects of bacterial behaviour. Continue reading

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Typhoid: Engage Cloaking Mechanism

Why do some strains of Salmonella gauss gastoenteritis while closely-related organisms cause thyphoid? Continue reading

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Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia more likely to transmit West Nile virus

Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and to transmit the virus to humans. Continue reading

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