Case of the Week 400
Welcome to our 400th Parasite Case of the Week! To celebrate the 400th case, I thought I would dedicate this post to education in parasitology and share with you 5 of my favorite parasite teaching tools.1. Embed arthropods and worms in casting resin, using products purchased at your local arts and crafts store. I've used Castin' Craft in the past, but there are other options out there as well. Here is one of my creations - adult Ixodes scapularis ticks (in different stages of engorgement) in a small petri dish:Embedded arthropods are great for teaching because they are durable (e.g. their legs don't fall off from bein...
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - June 14, 2016 Category: Parasitology Source Type: blogs
Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 109
Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 109 Question 1 A friend casually remarks that she has an afternoon appointment with Doctor Fish, and asks you if you’ve heard anything about them. You caution her that…? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet672869585'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink672869585')) Doctor Fish Otherwise known as Garra rufa, are used in ‘fish foot spas‘ (nibbling off dead skin) ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 26, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Niall Hamilton Tags: Frivolous Friday Five dermographism Edward Jenner FFFF Fish spa LITFL rat warfarin zombies Source Type: blogs
Excerpt from a book review of Aeromonas"Overall, I found the book timely ... Chapters are well-written, informative, well-referenced, and represent a valuable resource for scientist community in the Aeromonas field, including insights into relevant diagnostic methodologies. I particularly like the inclusion of chapter five on the beneficial Aeromonas-animal asssociations" from Telesphore Sime-Ngando (Clermont University, France) writing in Frontiers in Microbiology (2015) 6: 1-2. read more ...AeromonasEdited by: Joerg GrafCaister Academic PressHardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-56-0 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-5...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - March 25, 2015 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs
Andreas Burkovski (Erlangen, Germany) presents a new publication on Corynebacterium glutamicum Written by a team of prominent scientists and containing practical information and state-of-the-art science. Essential handbook for everyone working with Corynebacterium and related organisms read more ... Corynebacterium glutamicum: From Systems Biology to Biotechnological Applications (2015) A comprehensive overview of C. glutamicum systems biology and biotechnological applications including: proteomics; flux analysis technology; metabolic engineering; manipulation of nitrogen metabolism; transport, degradation and assimilati...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - February 25, 2015 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs
Aeromonas book available very soon
The new book on Aeromonas edited by Joerg Graf will be available for dispatch within the next 2 or 3 weeks read more ...AeromonasEdited by: Joerg GrafCaister Academic PressHardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-56-0 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-57-7 £159, $319An essential handbook for everyone involved with Aeromonas research or clinical diagnosis. read more ...Full information at Aeromonas. (Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists.)
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - November 18, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs
Joerg Graf presents a new book on Aeromonas Dedicated to the genus Aeromonas, this book provides a comprehensive overview of current knowledge and authoritative research on the organisms, their taxonomy, ecology and pathogenicity. Written by a team of prominent scientists under the expert editorship of Joerg Graf, the topics covered include taxonomy, fish pathogens, infections in humans, beneficial associations, antigen structures, virulence mechanisms, molecular diagnostics and Aeromonas in food and water. Packed with practical information and state-of-the-art science this concise volume is an essential handbook for every...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - July 4, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs
Forthcoming Conferences June 2014
June 01 - 05, 2014 6th Singapore International Water Week SIWWSingapore, Singapore Further informationJointly organised by the International Water Association (IWA) and PUB, Singapore's national water agency.Suggested reading: Applications of Molecular Microbiological Methods Microbial Ecological Theory Foodborne and Waterborne Bacterial Pathogens June 01 - 06, 2014 BiopolymersNewport, RI, USA Further informationGordon Research Conference. Biopolymers. Mechanisms of Biomolecular Interactions: From Physical Principles to Biological Insights.Suggested reading: ...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - May 14, 2014 Category: Microbiology Source Type: blogs
Answer to Case 254
Answer: Hirudo medicinalis, the European medicinal leech. Today, leeches are not used for 'balancing humors' but instead to to reduce venous pooling of blood in delicate surgeries such as reconstructive and reattachment surgeries. Medicinal leeches secrete a number of anticoagulants in addition to hirudin which facilitate blood flow and therefore promote wound healing. Note that leeches are annelids and not trematodes, despite their superficial resemblence. You can appreciated their segmented nature in this photograph:Medicinal leeches carry Aeromonas hydrophila in their gut. Therefore, it is ...
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - April 14, 2013 Category: Pathologists Source Type: blogs