Tag Archives: Bacteria

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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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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