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Dengue fever vaccine undergoes final trial in VietNam

Dengue fever vaccine undergoes final trial in VietNam | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

The HCM (Ho Chi Minh) City Pasteur Institute will carry out the final phase of clinical tests on a vaccine against dengue fever next month.  If these are successfully concluded, the vaccine will be widely circulated throughout VietNam in about three years' time.

 

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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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Artist Launches Business School for Bacteria

Artist Launches Business School for Bacteria | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Microbial Associates, a new project from conceptual artist Jonathon Keats, looks to bacteria as the next wave of game-changing Silicon Valley developers.
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Mapping Cholera: A Tale of 2 Cities [Interactive]

Mapping Cholera: A Tale of 2 Cities [Interactive] | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Cholera outbreaks on two islands, divided by centuries, offer lessons on how to ameliorate conditions that could give rise to future epidemics
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Bacteriophage, Science Art, #Sciart, Watercolor

Bacteriophage, Science Art, #Sciart, Watercolor | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Who knew viruses could be so beautiful!? Here is my latest bacteriophage in watercolor. It’s an 8″ x 10″ on Arches cold-press watercolor paper. The original is available here. Interested in the print?
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'In 1976 I discovered Ebola, now I fear an unimaginable tragedy'

'In 1976 I discovered Ebola, now I fear an unimaginable tragedy' | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Peter Piot was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in Zaire
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A Tiny Emissary From the Ancient Past: Viroids

A Tiny Emissary From the Ancient Past: Viroids | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Viroids, naked loops of RNA, attack crops and other plants today, but new research suggests they existed at the earliest stages of life on Earth.
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Ana Ortega's curator insight, September 29, 5:11 AM

Viroides y sus orígenes

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Is your body mostly microbes? Actually, we have no idea

Is your body mostly microbes? Actually, we have no idea | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
How one eccentric scientist’s estimate became the most famous “fact” about the microbiome.
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‘Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible’

‘Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible’ | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
This animated documentary celebrates the scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, whose discovery of microbes would change our view of the biological world.
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J. W. Hastings, a Pioneer in Bioluminescence and Quorum Sensing Research, Dies

J. W. Hastings, a Pioneer in Bioluminescence and Quorum Sensing Research, Dies | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
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Microbiome science needs a healthy dose of scepticism

Microbiome science needs a healthy dose of scepticism | Twisted Microbiology | 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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The Mysterious Fungus Infecting the American Southwest

The Mysterious Fungus Infecting the American Southwest | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis) has been around for more than 100 years, and disproportionately affects poor farmworkers. For some, it becomes a lifelong illness, and doctors don't know why.

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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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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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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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'Yeast Nation (the triumph of life)' - a rock musical

'Yeast Nation (the triumph of life)' - a rock musical | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

Ray of Light teams up with Tony winners Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, the brains behind the smash-hit Urinetown, to develop the West Coast premiere of this bizarrely hilarious rock musical.


In the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., the salt-eating yeasts are the only living creatures on earth, and they’re up against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called “love” and the oppression of a tyrannical king. When the king’s dreamer of a son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeasts’ story – and ours – is changed forever.

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Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention: Infectious Disease: JAMA Theme Issue

Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention: Infectious Disease: JAMA Theme Issue | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
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Journey into night: The early history of #HIV

Journey into night: The early history of #HIV | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
RAILWAYS are one of humanity’s most important inventions. But they can transport bad things as well as good, and one of those bad things is disease. In particular,...
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The Crazy Scientist Behind One Of The Most-Watched TED Talks Explains #Ebola In 90 Seconds

The Crazy Scientist Behind One Of The Most-Watched TED Talks Explains #Ebola In 90 Seconds | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
“ Things that matter. Pass 'em on.”
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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, September 26, 12:34 PM

Good, simple stuff.  Now go out and DO something about it.

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Your Bacteria May Be Telling You What to Eat

Your Bacteria May Be Telling You What to Eat | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
You hold in your hands a delicious slice of pizza. Globs of grease sparkle on its cheesy surface. The toppings are piled on and arrayed splendidly. Is this food or art? You start to salivate. But...
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The last sentence is probably the most important one here: "Far more controlled research on humans will be needed before we can truly gauge the extent to which bacteria control our food preferences."
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Microbial manga by former researcher generates big buzz

Microbial manga by former researcher generates big buzz | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
An unusual new manga series by a former researcher of microbial behavior at the Tokyo University of Agriculture's Department of Fermentation Science magnifies the lives and adventures of euglena, a genus of algae-like life forms less than 0.1...
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We Could Have Stopped This (Ebola)

We Could Have Stopped This (Ebola) | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Public health officials knew Ebola was coming. They know how to defeat it. But they’re blowing it anyway.
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Superbugs meet their match in rapid genome sequencing

Superbugs meet their match in rapid genome sequencing | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Close to real-time tracking of deadly superbugs such as MRSA promises to close down outbreaks faster and save lives
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The Quantified Microbiome Self

The Quantified Microbiome Self | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Eric Alm, a biologist at MIT, and a graduate student of his named Lawrence David decided to plumb this change by tracking a year in the life of their microbiomes. Each day, they saved some of their stool, and later, they extracted DNA from it to figure out which species of bacteria were living in their guts. David also spat some of his saliva into a tube each day so that he could compare how his microbiome changed in his gut compared to his mouth.
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