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MS or PhD Assistantship (plant pathology) at Penn State University, University Park, PA

Field of Study: Plant Pathology

A Masters (MS) or Doctorate (PhD) assistantship is available in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at Penn State University. 122 more words

Biology

Suspected blue-green algae reported along Upper Rideau Lake's north shore

Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment received a report Tuesday of suspected blue-green algae on Upper Rideau Lake’s north shore.

The report came from cottager Matt Turner, who sent the Citizen pictures of what he described as blue-green algae taken during a paddle Tuesday along the lake’s north shore. 288 more words

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Hundreds of bioterror lab mishaps cloaked in secrecy

USA Today Alison Young 17 August 2014

More than 1,100 laboratory incidents involving potential bioterror germs were reported to federal regulators during 2008 through 2012, reports show. 49 more words

Leadership / Management

Sloppy practices by CDC scientist cited in lab mishap

USA Today Alison Young 15 August 2014

Sloppy lab practices by an experienced but overworked scientist rushing to get to a noon meeting is likely how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cross-contaminated a specimen of a benign bird flu virus with a dangerous strain that can kill people, according to an internal agency investigation released Friday.

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Australian researchers make microscopes 20 times more sensitive

ScienceAlert Australia Bec Crew 17 August 2014

A team at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra has used lasers to chill the tiny nanowire probe inside their atomic-force microscope to achieve greater sensitivity for viewing the tiniest of objects. 14 more words

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Child treated for meningococcal

Townsville Bulletin Samantha Healy 19 August 2014

A CHILD has been discharged from hospital after being treated for the potentially deadly meningococcal disease.  Townsville Hospital Public Health Unit physician Dr Steven Donohue said the child was brought to the Townsville Hospital last week but has since been discharged.

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Microbiology

Rise in antibiotic resistance could hit GP treatments, researchers warn

ABC News 18 August 2014The latest jump in antibiotic resistance across Australia could leave doctors with fewer treatment options, researchers have warned.  A national study carried out by Professor Turnidge and his team has confirmed antibiotic-resistant strains of disease-causing bacteria, such as E.coli, are rising steadily. 19 more words

Microbiology