There are many bacteria all around us, some are beneficial while others can cause disease. The way in which different bacteria cause disease are varied. Some bacteria use a certain infection mechanism known as the type III secretion system which functions just like a tiny biological needle. Continue reading Some Bacteria Use Tiny Biological Needles to Make Us Sick!
Approximately 71% of Earth’s surface is underwater, and more than 80% of what is underwater, is unexplored. Continue reading Exploring Our Oceans
Translational research, with the goal of “translating” laboratory results into improved human healthcare, is fundamental for progression in the field of medical research. Working in a laboratory environment, it is often easy to lose sight of why research is being conducted. Continue reading Translational science: bridging the gap between researchers and patients
It is not often that completely novel pathogens are identified, but in 2013 this is exactly what happened in South Africa. Continue reading The Mysterious Deadly New Fungus: Emergomyces africanus