Transfer and resuspension – its not all bologna

There was a recent flash in the news about the ‘5-second rule’ when a group of microbiologists at Aston University in the UK released results from a study (that, from what I can tell, is unpublished). The summary reads, “The study…monitored the transfer of the common bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus from …

Crosspost from Tree of Life Blog: IBM will save the planet with this magical hydrogel – NOT

Crossposting this from my Tree of Life blog. Well, press releases can drive me crazy.  And this one is one of the worst I have seen in a while: IBM News room – 2013-01-24 IBM and The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Develop New Antimicrobial Hydrogel to Fight Superbugs and Drug-Resistant Biofilms – United States This …

“HICprevent” blog on hospital infection control & prevention (microBEnet blog of the day)

HICprevent is today’s microBEnet microbiology’s Blog of the Day.  Blogs are taken from list of Microbiology Blogs we have curated at microBEnet. This blog is one of the few blogs we have found out there that is heavily focused on microbes specifically in the built environment.  The blog is by Gary Evans and is associated with a publication from AHC media “Hospital …

“The Germ Guy: Confessions of a Mercurial Microbiologist” blog (microBEnet blog of the day)

The Germ Guy is today’s microBEnet microbiology’s Blog of the Day.  Blogs are taken from list of Microbiology Blogs we have curated at microBEnet.  The germ guy blog is by Jason “Germ Guy” Tetro and it focuses on  “A personal and unique look at germs, hygiene and staying healthy.”  He is pretty active in media and social media (e.g., follow him on …

“ERV” blog by Abbie Smith focusing on endogenous retroviruses (microBEnet microbiology blog of the day)

ERV is today’s microBEnet microbiology’s Blog of the Day.  Blogs are taken from list of Microbiology Blogs we have curated at microBEnet. ERV, though it does not specifically say this anywhere I could find, is short for endogenous retroviruses.  Written by Abbie Smith, ERV pretty consistently focuses on issues relating to endogenous retroviruses, HIV and other retroviruses or the …