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Small Things Considered: Holey Biofilm!

Small Things Considered: Holey Biofilm! | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
As a child, I was always fascinated by the holes (or eyes) in Swiss cheese, always inspecting the tunneling system before getting a good bite.
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Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news
A collection of material relating to microbiology and food safety in general, generated to support my microbiology and food safety modules at Bath Spa University.
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Sea floors host surprise methane-munching microbes

Sea floors host surprise methane-munching microbes | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Organisms living in carbonate rock provide a previously unrecognized sink for the greenhouse gas.
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A Flood of Borrowed Genes at the Origins of Tiny Extremists – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

A Flood of Borrowed Genes at the Origins of Tiny Extremists – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Origins of major archaeal clades correspond to gene acquisitions from bacteria.
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Ed Yong on science writing and microbiology

While teaching Fundamentals of Microbiology (Biol240) in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo, Josh Neufeld (@joshdneufeld) invites newsma...


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The Central Park Zoo Hidden From View – Phenomena: The Loom

The Central Park Zoo Hidden From View – Phenomena: The Loom | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it

In 2003, an army of 350 scientists and volunteers swept out across Central Park. Their mission, called a BioBlitz, was to find as many species as possible over the course of 24 hours. 

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Link to the research article: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1795/20141988 Biogeographic patterns in below-ground diversity in New York City's Central Park are similar to those observed globally. Ramierez et al. (2014).

 

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Ebola fight hit by aid cuts, MPs warn

Ebola fight hit by aid cuts, MPs warn | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it

Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs say.

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Is your body mostly microbes? Actually, we have no idea - The Boston Globe

Is your body mostly microbes? Actually, we have no idea - The Boston Globe | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
How one eccentric scientist’s estimate became the most famous “fact” about the microbiome.
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Small Things Considered: Watching an Endosymbiont Becoming an Organelle?

Small Things Considered: Watching an Endosymbiont Becoming an Organelle? | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
by Elio | Ah, endosymbiosis and the origin of eukaryotic cells… Wasn't this one of the grandest of all the grand events in Biology? In its ability to boggle the mind, it comes in second only to the origin of life. This, one of the most decisive events in evolution, had a unique character. Instead of new traits being acquired gradually, a whole bunch of them were transferred at once to a willing recipient. A single step...
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With Evolutionary Rocket Fuel, Bacteria Give Peas a Chance – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

With Evolutionary Rocket Fuel, Bacteria Give Peas a Chance – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Imagine that I could implant all the world’s medical knowledge into your head. You blink, and you instantly know every bit of anatomy, every surgical procedure, and every diagnostic criterion for e...
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Small Things Considered: The Curious Case of a Protein and a Pilus

Small Things Considered: The Curious Case of a Protein and a Pilus | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
by Monika Buczek | If you’re like me, every morning you reluctantly roll out of bed and automatically reach for your toothbrush. One of the earliest learned practices of personal hygiene, brushing surely serves more than just preventing daybreak halitosis- but have you ever pondered about the plaque you try to dislodge from your…
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Woman finds dead mouse in Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut

Woman finds dead mouse in Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
The Kellogg Company has been forced to launch an investigation after a Portsmouth woman found a dead mouse in a box of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal.
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Microbiome science needs a healthy dose of scepticism

Microbiome science needs a healthy dose of scepticism | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it

To guard against hype, those interpreting research on the body's microscopic communities should ask five questions, says William P. Hanage.


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Our Microbiome May Be Looking Out for Itself

Our Microbiome May Be Looking Out for Itself | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Microbes are beneficial to humans in many ways, but research suggests they may be influencing our behavior for the sake of their evolutionary success.
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Early Antibiotics Change Gut Microbes, Fuel Obesity – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

Early Antibiotics Change Gut Microbes, Fuel Obesity – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
What’s the short version? There are tens of trillions of microbes in our guts, which are important for our digestion and our health. The antibiotics that we take to kill off disease-causing bacteri...
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How Jetlag Disrupts The Ticks of Your Microbial Clock – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

How Jetlag Disrupts The Ticks of Your Microbial Clock – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Your genome is the same right now as it was yesterday, last week, last year, or the day you were born. But your microbiomes—the combined genes of all the trillions of microbes that share your body—...
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Ebola’s Past and Future – Phenomena: The Loom

Ebola’s Past and Future – Phenomena: The Loom | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
I have a story in the news section of today's New York Times on the past and future of Ebola. There is so much anxiety and curiosity about the virus that it seemed like an opportune time to check i...
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No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola? | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?
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Gut Bacteria Still Get Fed When Hosts Are Too Sick to Eat – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

Gut Bacteria Still Get Fed When Hosts Are Too Sick to Eat – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it

For bacteria, the mammalian gut is like Shangri-La. It’s warm and consistently so, sheltered from the environment, and regularly flooded with a nutritious soup. But what happens when this all-you-can-eat buffet stops serving? What happens to microbes if their host stops eating?

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European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken' | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.
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What we are not afraid to say about Ebola virus

What we are not afraid to say about Ebola virus | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
In a recent New York Times OpEd, Michaeal Osterholm wonders whether Ebola virus could go airborne. Is there any truth to what he wrote?
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The latest product recalls – in pictures

The latest product recalls – in pictures | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Concerns over food safety have forced 10 food and drink businesses to recall batches of their products to prevent harm to their customers, since May 2014.
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Scientists and cheesemakers gather for (microbial) culture

Scientists and cheesemakers gather for (microbial) culture | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Microbiologists are on a quest to catalogue and control the bacteria that make each raw-milk cheese unique.
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Common bacteria could help prevent food allergies - Health News - NHS Choices

Common bacteria could help prevent food allergies - Health News - NHS Choices | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it

Bacteria which naturally live inside our digestive system can help prevent allergies and may become a source of treatment," BBC News reports after new research found evidence that Clostridia bacteria helps prevent peanut allergies in mice.

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Evidence links salmonella outbreak to imported eggs

Evidence links salmonella outbreak to imported eggs | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Health and food safety authorities have confirmed the salmonella outbreak in Europe publicised earlier this week has been linked to eggs.
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Bacteriophage behavioral ecology: How phages alter their host's habits

Bacteriophage behavioral ecology: How phages alter their host's habits | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Bacteriophages direct many aspects of bacterial behaviour.
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Salmonella outbreak investigated

Salmonella outbreak investigated | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it

Public Health England is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella which has affected 156 people in England over the past few months.

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