Latest microbiologist Stories
Replacing conventional laboratory tests with a new DNA sequence-based technology to identify pathogens causing bloodstream infections dramatically lowered mortality and health-care costs.
With the increasing availability of sophisticated technologies to rapidly diagnose and treat infectious diseases, the duties and the role of clinical laboratory microbiologists, who traditionally perform these tests, could see significant changes in the next few years.
A Harvard expert in cultural heritage microbiology reports that a â€œfingerprintâ€ left behind by ancient Egyptian microbes might indicate that King Tutâ€™s burial was conducted hastily.
Itâ€™s commonly known, at least among microbiologists, that microbes have an additional option to living or dying â€” dormancy.
University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologists Derek Lovley, Zarath Summers and colleagues report in the Dec. 2 issue of Science that they have discovered a new cooperative behavior in anaerobic bacteria, known as interspecies electron transfer, that could have important implications for the global carbon cycle and bioenergy.
Candida albicans, a fungus that kills more than 10,000 people with weakened immune systems each year, grows more dangerous as it forms and extends long strands of cells called hyphal filaments.
Spoilage bacteria that can cause red coloration of pickles' skin during fermentation may actually help clean up dyes in textile industry wastewater.
Research by a small group of microbiologists is revealing how marine microbes live in a mysterious area of the Earth: the realm just beneath the deep ocean floor.
An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist may have found a way to cut the amount of ammonia produced by cattle.
New research published in the open access journal BMC Microbiology contributes to our understanding of why eating apples is good for you.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).