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Here is an example of perfect science blogging. It starts seemingly innocuously, with a quiz: Monday’s Molecule #30, where you are supposed to figure out what the compound is. Then, after a couple of days, there is a post that you may not even realize at first is related to the first one: Bacteria Have…

Researchers Uncover Protection Mechanism Of Radiation-resistant Bacterium: Results of a recent study titled “Protein Oxidation Implicated as the Primary Determinant of Bacterial Radioresistance,” will be published in the March 20 edition of PLoS Biology. The study, headed by Michael J. Daly, Ph.D., associate professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Department…

Aquatic Microbial Diversity

Today is a big day on Plos-Biology for the Oceanic Microbial Diversity Genomics. Last night they published not one, not two, but three big papers chockfull of data. Accompani\ying them are not one, not two, not three, not even four, but five editorial articles about different aspects of this work. James has already homed in…

A-ha! Finally! Now I understand the connection between Creationism and the overall anti-sex sentiment of the Fundamentalists! New reseaarch shows that E.coli swim upstream due to the Design of their flagellum! And where do they swim from and swim to? Yes, you guessed it right! And you can also watch the movie.

Animalcules – call for submissions

Look through your blog’s archives since November 16th. Have you written something about microorganisms? Viruses, Bacteria, Archaea, Protista? Basic biology, medical aspects or ecology of microorganisms? If not, can you write one today or tomorrow? Or perhaps you vividly remember a post written by someone else? Perhaps you know of a new blog that covers…

Ah, why do I like chicken so much?!

The supply in the USA is apparently not very safe.

Scary Stories of Drug Resistance

A brief history of antibiotics and the resistance to them, resistant TB and resistance to Triclosan (antibacterial soap).

New Microbiology Blog

If you are not a North Carolina blogger you may have skipped over this earlier post in which I mention, among else, that a new blog was started right there and then, at the Blogger MeetUp. Now, the blog is up and running and there is new content there. So, go say Hello to a…

Paramecia Adapt Their Swimming To Changing Gravitational Force: The researchers placed a vial with pond water and live paramecia inside a high-powered electromagnet at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Fla. The organisms are less susceptible to a magnetic field than plain water is, so the magnetic field generated inside the vial “pulls”…

Gorgeous Photos of the Cellular Slime Mold

Jenna was having fun with the microscope.