A University of Sydney researcher has discovered a new species of fungus that causes life-threatening infections in humans and cats.
Researchers have engineered a strain of electricity-producing bacteria that can grow using hydrogen gas as its sole electron donor and carbon dioxide as its sole source of carbon.
JoVE has published research that demonstrates how a biosensor can detect antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The technology is a preliminary step in identifying and fighting superbugs.
The first-ever snapshot of primitive organisms eating each other has been found in ancient fossils examined by a team of scientists at The University of Western Australia (UWA).
Rosco Diagnostica acknowledges the increasing need for detection of resistance mechanisms; therefore, a series of kits has been developed. The objective is to supply users with a conveniently assembled kit complete with easy-to-handle cartridges of disc diffusion tablets and a guide for usage.
Abacus ALS is now supplying Australian laboratories with the Easicult range of dipslides for the detection and monitoring of microbes in industrial fluids.
The Colitag iMPNplate-1600 is claimed to be the first definitive system for measuring microbial contaminants in water with the widest testing time window: 16 to 48 h.
Synbiosis, a manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, has announced that its ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counter is being successfully used at UK vaccine company ImmunoBiology (ImmBio) in Cambridge to speed up testing throughput of its bacterial meningitis vaccines.
Deep in water-filled underground caves beneath Australia’s Nullarbor Plain, cave divers have discovered unusual ‘curtains’ of biological material known as Nullarbor cave slimes.
A Curtin University-funded study has revealed that even comparatively small meteorite impact craters might have played a key role in the origin and evolution of early life.
CHROMagar Y. enterocolitica for the detection and differentiation of pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica strains14 February, 2013
The CHROMagar Y.enterocolitica is used for the detection and direct differentiation of pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica strains.
Merck Millipore has added three products to its EZ-product family, which is designed to facilitate microbiology workflow in quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) laboratories.
The mention of E. coli O157:H7 sends a chill through the spine of every food processor. This deadly pathogen has been implicated in disease outbreaks all over the world and only a small load can cause illness. But in the latest outbreak in Germany and France, a new serotype is proving even more deadly.
AES Chemunex Fluroassure flow cytometry technology can be used to detect bacteria, yeast and mould, enabling users to release products earlier. The system is suitable for early detection of viable microorganisms in juices, beverages, dairy products, process water, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Have you got the world’s fastest cell? Now, for the first time in history, you can race your cells in an international competition. If they win it will be by less than a hair’s breadth as the entire track length is only a hair’s breadth - 100 µm.