Category Weird facts
If you’d like to brush up on your vancomycin prescribing skills then this new interactive tutorial is for you.
‘The Pick Up’, this years #savethescript winner from @NPSMedicinewise showed us what you might pick up in a post antibiotic era. Check out this excellent video here.
Need a Halloween costume? Beatrice the Biologist has a suggestion…
The American Society for Microbiology has recently held their Agar Art competition. This competition involves agar plates painted with cultures to make beautiful works of art.
Studies of an indigenous tribe from the Amazon who had no previous contact with Europeans have shown you can!
Scientists synthesise sound of single bacterium swimming – full story. Some mean machine! Dr Ashley Nord and Dr Matt Baker synthesised the sound of this whirring propeller when they attached microscopic polystyrene beads to the flagella of bacteria as part of their research into what makes them spin. The sound you can hear is perhaps more […]
Escherichia coli reproduces every 20 minutes when nutrients are plentiful.
The normal adult human body is composed of approximately 10^13 cells.
Tailed phages are a kind of bacteriophage— viruses that infect bacteria. They are the most abundant organism on Earth, with an estimated 10^31 particles in our biosphere.