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Stentor coeruleus

Short video of some rather cool protozoa that we checked out on our last day of Microbiology lab.  I was pretty stoked when it came into view and they were swimming all around so I begged my lab partner to record it for me.  
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Viruses: Friends, Foes, Change Agents

In contrast to their negative reputation as disease causing agents, some viruses can perform crucial biological and evolutionary functions that help to shape the world we live in today, according to a new free report by the American Academy of Microbiology: … 242 more words


Raw Milk: Relax...It Won't Kill You.

After watching a very in-depth documentary regarding raw milk production and the injustices being placed upon them allegedly by the USDA, FDA, and state-level regulatory agencies, I decided that the more pressing issue in the documentary is that many people in the US today have no idea what raw milk truly is. 1,476 more words


Gene editing eradicates HIV-1

More than three decades after the discovery of HIV, AIDS remains a major public health problem affecting greater than 35.3 million people worldwide. Current antiretroviral therapy fails to eradicate HIV infection, partly due to the persistence of virus reservoirs. 330 more words


Other Bordetellas, lessons for and from pertussis vaccines.

The Bordetella genus comprises nine species of which Bordetella pertussis and B. parapertussis are isolated from humans and are the most studied Bordetella species since they cause whooping cough. 111 more words


Molecular Epidemiology of Pertussis Epidemic - Washington State, 2012.

Although pertussis disease is vaccine-preventable, Washington State experienced a substantial rise in pertussis incidence beginning in 2011. By June 2012, the reported cases reached 2,520 (37.5 cases per 100,000 residents), a 1,300% increase compared with the same period in 2011. 255 more words


Microbiology is cool, man!

Today was my last lab day in microbiology and we checked out some protozoa under the microscope.  My youngest son loves cool stuff like that and absorbs any and all information you toss at him, so we watched a few neat videos tonight about what I saw in lab today. 

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