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Conan the Bacterium - Deinococcus radiodurans

I’ve been sharing little snippets of cool microbe information on my Twitter and Tumblr recently and each day I seem to write more and more. This one turned into a full length blog post. 352 more words

Microbiology Case Study: An 89 Year Old with an Infected Wound

Case History

An 89-year-old gentleman presented with a cough, subjective fever, and potential wound infection on his forehead. He has a past medical history notable for hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, chronic congestive heart failure, past STEMI, history of gastric lymphoma, diabetes, Parkinson disease, and stage III chronic kidney disease. 591 more words


Microbes available on Kindle!

Hello everyone!
I thought I’d share with you the great news that Microbes is now available on Kindle! https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B078NN9NGL/

You can purchase a Kindle version from Amazon for only £4.48 (that’s half price of the book!) Enjoy! :)


Overly Proper Aseptic Technique

Aseptic technique means protecting your experiment from any and all foreign organisms (your own cells included).


Running Out Of Time

Autoclave still not fixed. Parts don’t come in until Tuesday. Don’t know when repairman can come. Classes start the week of the 22nd. 100 large agar plates to make by that Wednesday along with many other things. Deep breaths.


Spreading Fungus Deadly to Snakes

Bats, then frogs, and now. A new deadly, interspecies (not specific to one species of snake) fungus is sweeping across North America.

Which is not good for snake biologist, or for snakes.

Read about it here.