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Carpageddon: what you need to know about the release of carp herpes in Australia

Carpageddon:  what you need to know about the release of carp herpes in Australia | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

Yesterday’s announcement of funding for a National Carp Control Plan – including the release of the carp herpes virus – has generated a lot of interest in the media.

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The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life

The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
The microbiologist spent years moving labs and relishing solitude. Then her work on gene-editing thrust her into the scientific spotlight.
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The Epidemiologist Who Crushed The Glass Ceiling And Media Stupidity

The Epidemiologist Who Crushed The Glass Ceiling And Media Stupidity | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
In a new memoir, Dr. Mary Guinan reflects on 40 years as a disease detective for the CDC.
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Less Disinfectant, More Rioja

Less Disinfectant, More Rioja | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
A few years in Spain, and my mother’s last days, helped me see the futility of a sterilized life.
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The Tree of Life Just Got a Lot Weirder

The Tree of Life Just Got a Lot Weirder | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
We know certain branches exist, but we have never seen the organisms that perch there.
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Can faecal transplants treat schizophrenia? Don't believe the #microbiome hype

Can faecal transplants treat schizophrenia? Don't believe the #microbiome hype | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Can faecal transplants treat schizophrenia? Do probiotics cure asthma?
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A Very Neglected Disease: Mycetoma

A Very Neglected Disease: Mycetoma | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Mustafa Alnour Alhassan is 26. He's dying of mycetoma, a flesh-eating fungal infection. It can be treated — but in poor countries treatment is not readily available.
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The Man Who Rewrote the Tree of Life

The Man Who Rewrote the Tree of Life | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Carl Woese pioneered the use of gene sequencing, discovered a third domain of life, and upended an entire field. But it would be decades before people believed him.
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The Year in Fungi: highlights from 2015, including designer yeast, banana killers and a zombie cure

The Year in Fungi: highlights from 2015, including designer yeast, banana killers and a zombie cure | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Nicola Twilley reports on five fungal highlights from 2015, including designer yeast, banana killers, and a zombie cure.
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#Examhumor from @markowenmartin 's students

#Examhumor from @markowenmartin 's students | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
More #ExamHumor from my #Bio350 students. #ManyWaysToLearn pic.twitter.com/HgyZMeSmT7
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Health Experts Are Explaining Drug-Resistant Bacteria Poorly

Health Experts Are Explaining Drug-Resistant Bacteria Poorly | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Their confusing jargon is pushing people toward bad decisions.
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When Phage Attack!! CRISPR Cascade Defense Tactics (video)

CRISPR defends bacteria against viral invasion by recognizing the viral DNA sequence. What if virus mutates the sequence? The paper by scientists from Eric G...
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Australia to spend over $11mn to eradicate carps by releasing herpes virus into rivers

Australia to spend over $11mn to eradicate carps by releasing herpes virus into rivers | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

Australia will spend more than US$11 million in a bid to exterminate European carp by releasing a virulent strain of herpes into the country’s largest waterway.


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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, May 4, 2:57 AM
Because that myxoma virus release worked so well
Chris Upton + helpers's curator insight, May 4, 12:59 PM
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What do they taste like?
 
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This microbiologist loves bugs, hates hype - and wants you to send him your cat's poop

This microbiologist loves bugs, hates hype - and wants you to send him your cat's poop | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
An outspoken biologist uses social media as a megaphone as he calls out his colleagues for hyping their research findings and ignoring women scientists.
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Artist Paints With Bacteria, And It's Oddly Beautiful

Artist Paints With Bacteria, And It's Oddly Beautiful | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
A petri dish is her canvas, and the microbes are her paint.
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MalariaSpot: A game to help diagnose malaria

MalariaSpot: A game to help diagnose malaria | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

Diagnosis time can be up to 30 minutes. A microscopist has to count all the parasites in a blood sample.

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Outbreaks of 2015 - A Year in Review

Outbreaks of 2015 - A Year in Review | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

"‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2015. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable diseases and outbreaks. Our list has been limited to the nice round number of ten. Does this list seem representative of 2015 to you?"

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Microbiologist Takes Handprint of Her Son After Playing Outside and Incubates the Results

Microbiologist Takes Handprint of Her Son After Playing Outside and Incubates the Results | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Microbiologist and teacher, Tasha Sturm, recently took a handprint of her son after he had been playing outside and incubated the results.
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Giant Balls of Bacteria Pile Up on Arctic Lake Beds

Giant Balls of Bacteria Pile Up on Arctic Lake Beds | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Researchers have found cyanobacteria colonies as big as softballs thriving unexpectedly on shallow Greenland lake bottoms, exuding liver-damaging microcystin. Locals dubbed them "sea tomatoes."
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A radically simple idea may open the door to a new world of antibiotics

A radically simple idea may open the door to a new world of antibiotics | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Scientists are using radically simple techniques to uncover antibiotics that are fundamentally different than the ones doctors prescribe today.
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Meet the caesarean mums who are seeding their baby's #microbiome

Meet the caesarean mums who are seeding their baby's #microbiome | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
PBM Founder M illi Hill discovers how a simple process could dramatically affect a newborn’s long term health.  
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20 Facts You Didn't Know About the Disease That Is Today the No. 1 Infectious Disease Killer in the World

20 Facts You Didn't Know About the Disease That Is Today the No. 1 Infectious Disease Killer in the World | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Even though we are in the XXI century, there is a disease that is still claiming a huge number of lives, similar to what was happening in the 18th and 19th century. Politicians, celebrities, high leve
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The Hottest New Cancer Drugs Depend on Gut Microbes

The Hottest New Cancer Drugs Depend on Gut Microbes | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Immunotherapy doesn’t work for everyone, and a series of studies might explain why.
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