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Kinzuka (Microbe Mound): a monument to honor trillions of little lives

Kinzuka (Microbe Mound): a monument to honor trillions of little lives | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

"Happily and to our great pleasure, thanks to recent  remarkable progress in bacteriology, new kinds of enzymes have been developed in succession, and have been playing important roles in many fields. But how selfish of human beings to have been too indifferent to the victimization of trillions of little lives, in the shade of these glorious technological achievements, to pay attention to the sacrifices offered by them! Deploring this deeply, I set up the Microbe Mound in the holy precinct of the auspicious Manshuin Temple at the western foot of Mt. Hiei."   See also:  http://kinduka.main.jp  http://moundactivity.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/microbe-mound.html  https://www.flickr.com/photos/mtblc/4673939239/in/photostream/

  https://www.flickr.com/photos/mtblc/4674565300/in/photostream/     HT @SophiaRoosth   

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CRISPR: Breakthrough DNA Editor Borne of Bacteria

CRISPR: Breakthrough DNA Editor Borne of Bacteria | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Interest in a powerful DNA editing tool called CRISPR has revealed that bacteria are far more sophisticated than anyone imagined.
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Pedromics: Science cartoons by Pedro Veliça

Pedromics: Science cartoons by Pedro Veliça | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Science cartoons by Pedro Veliça
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Earthly Extremophiles Prompt Speculation about Alien Life

Earthly Extremophiles Prompt Speculation about Alien Life | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Discovery of fish under Antarctic ice may provide clues about ecosystems on Jupiter’s moon Europa and other extraterrestrial environments
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Five Dead As Pro- and Anti-Microbiome Demonstrators Clash

Five Dead As Pro- and Anti-Microbiome Demonstrators Clash | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Fears mounted today as pro- and anti-microbiome demonstrators fought an all-out war on the streets of Poughkeepsie, in upstate New York.

Five have been reported killed, with dozens more wounded, ma
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Manuel Sánchez's curator insight, February 6, 4:09 AM

Just a little of fun

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When Threatened By Worms, Bacteria Summon Killer Fungi

When Threatened By Worms, Bacteria Summon Killer Fungi | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
When you’re the size of a human, you worry about lions and tigers and bears. But if you’re a bacterium, a tiny nematode worm, just a millimetre long, can be a vicious predator. Nematodes are among ...
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Death is All Around Us: The Plague Pits of London

Death is All Around Us: The Plague Pits of London | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
If you walk down Victoria Street in London on a beautiful, sunny afternoon, you’ll find dozens of picnickers sitting in Christchurch Gardens. Some will be suited up in jackets and ties, clutching b...
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Dangerous Popsicles: MRSA, influenza, chickenpox, E.coli, HIV

Dangerous Popsicles: MRSA, influenza, chickenpox, E.coli, HIV | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

Dangerous Popsicles - The Aesthetics of Use-Unfriendliness

 

Dangerous Popsicles are a collection of weird shaped popsicles inspired by cacti and life-threatening viruses. What will happen when we put these dangerous things on one of our most sensitive organs, our tougues? Does pain really bring pleasure? Is there beauty in user-unfriedly things?

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A Short History of Quarantine

A Short History of Quarantine | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
From Roman times to the present, follow an illustrated time line on the separation of the diseased from the healthy.
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Bio-Art: The Marriage Of Art And Microorganisms

Bio-Art: The Marriage Of Art And Microorganisms | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

A PETRI DISH INSTEAD OF A PALETTE, MICROSCOPIC MOLD IN PLACE OF PAINT. SUCH ARE THE MATERIALS OF SELIN BALCI’S ART.

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Ana Ortega's curator insight, October 27, 2014 3:55 AM

También es arte

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Report On Viruses Looks Beyond Disease

Report On Viruses Looks Beyond Disease | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Some viruses can perform crucial biological and evolutionary functions that help to shape the world we live in today, according to a report by the ASM.
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Rob Knight: How our microbes make us who we are (video)

Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.
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The 500-year Microbiology Experiment

The 500-year Microbiology Experiment | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

If we could fast forward to 2514 and look at samples of microbes from 2014, what changes may have taken place in those organisms – affecting their viability or their DNA? The 500-year Microbiology Experiment team are giving future generations the opportunity to find out.

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Love Transplants: manipulating the human microbiome to increase and sustain romantic relationships

Love Transplants: manipulating the human microbiome to increase and sustain romantic relationships | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
BREAKING NEWS: Global chocolate distributor, Venus Inc., released a statement earlier today detailing their newest product line focused on manipulating the natural human microbiome to increase and ...
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Mel Melendrez-Vallard's curator insight, February 17, 8:34 AM

Jonathan Eisen posted an 'overselling the microbiome' post on the nonesense spouted by Tetro about how our microbiomes determine who we fall in love with... (http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2015/02/overselling-microbiome-award-cbc-fresh.html?showComment=1424125645329)


This satire he mentioned at the end as well :) funny.

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Meet the Phage, a Tiny Killer

Meet the Phage, a Tiny Killer | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
There are five times as many phages in a teaspoon of seawater as there are people in Rio de Janeiro. But what, exactly, do phages do?
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Among New York Subway’s Millions of Riders, a Study Finds Many Mystery Microbes

Among New York Subway’s Millions of Riders, a Study Finds Many Mystery Microbes | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College mapped DNA found in New York’s subway system, finding that almost half the genetic material did not match any known organism.
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Fungal Freeways

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Just as humans utilize roads and freeways to move cars and resources around our cities, fungus use fluid networks to move nutrients and nuclei through their cells. Dr. Marcus Roper of UCLA explains how these networks function with remarkable efficiency and prevent microscopic traffic jams. 

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The Fault in Our Stars Might be a Virus

The Fault in Our Stars Might be a Virus | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
In June 2013, starfish on the western coast of North America started wasting away. At first, their arms curled from the tips, and they tied themselves into pretzel-like knots. Their bodies deflated...
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Distant Death: microbes hold the record for the most distant Earth things to die

Distant Death: microbes hold the record for the most distant Earth things to die | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
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Microbes: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly [comic book]

Microbes: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly  [comic book] | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

You may already know that some bacteria can make you sick. Unlike the bacteria that cause diseases and infections, most of the bacteria inside you right now are harmless and live peacefully side by side with the cells of your body. These bacteria work together with your cells to keep other unwanted invaders away and to help keep your body running smoothly.

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Spanish amphibians struck down by virus attack

Spanish amphibians struck down by virus attack | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
A study of circulating ranaviruses reveals they have devastated amphibian populations in a Spanish national park
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