As it is Valentine's Day, we're diving into the world of human attraction and the surprising ways in which microbes play a role in shaping our choices in matters of the heart.
Tis the season to be merry, and what better way to spread holiday joy than showcasing it through a petri dish?
During the holiday, European Mistletoe (Viscum album L.) is a typical decoration hung from doorways and ceilings. It is known to invite romantic gestures beneath its leaves, making [...]
In the world of microbes, fascinating characters resembling supernatural villains exist, and one of them is Micavibrio aeruginosavorus, a predatory bacterium that acts like a vampire but in a microscopic form.
On an ordinary day at Canberra Hospital, Australia, the infectious diseases physician, Dr Sanjaya Senanayake, was pulled into a medical mystery when a fellow neurosurgeon, Dr. Hari Priya Bandi, urgently whispered “You won’t believe what I’ve found in this lady’s brain- it is alive and its writhing”.
Until recently, genetics has been like a read only document. We could see and map DNA, but we couldn’t change it in any significant way. That was, until CRISPR but where did it start? Today we’ll be talking about some very basic genetics and how bacteria have led to a massive change in how we interact with it.
Cordyceps have recently gained a lot of attention due to their appearance in the hit video game and TV series, The Last of Us. In the show, the Cordyceps fungus mutates and becomes parasitic to humans. While this is purely fictional, it highlights the fascinating and potentially dangerous properties of this type of fungus.
The ocean is known to be home to the world’s largest ecosystems, which contain a significant majority of species. To celebrate World Oceans Day on the 8th of June, we took a closer look at understanding bioluminescence, a natural phenomenon that makes certain beaches and bays around the world glow and glitter at night.
It is rare that we get to combine science with art, but today on World Art Day, we thought the occasion is quite fitting! Our microbiologists took a closer look at an inspiring scientific project that helped to improve water quality for small artisan communities.
With this year’s Academy Awards being hosted for the 94th time on Sunday, we thought to award some trophies to different microorganisms. Keep on reading to find out who ‘snatched the trophy’!