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Knowing when to draw the line

In science you’re constantly trying to answer questions which haven’t been answered before. Experiments are repeated, both technically and biologically, in order to try and be as close to 100% sure that the result you have is the correct result and isn’t the result of some strange anomaly which will never be seen again! 374 more words


Harmless bacteria may be helpful against meningococcal outbreaks

(Infectious Diseases Society of America 26 March 2015) Nasal drops of harmless bacteria can inhibit a related bug that sometimes causes meningococcal disease, according to new findings published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases. 42 more words


Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

(Washington University School of Medicine 25 March 2015) Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. 17 more words


MDC researchers greatly increase precision of new genome editing tool

(Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch 25 March 2015) CRISPR-Cas9 is a powerful new tool for editing the genome. For researchers around the world, the CRISPR-Cas9 technique is an exciting innovation because it is faster and cheaper than previous methods. 46 more words

Clinical Pathology

TB student still isolated

Townsville Bulletin Rachel Afflick 28 March 2015

A SHALOM Christian College student remains in isolation at Townsville Hospital nearly a month after testing positive for tuberculosis.  33 more words

Clinical Pathology

Plasmodium knowlesi: A New Ancient Malaria Parasite

There are over a hundred different species of the malaria-causing¬†Plasmodium parasites in reptiles, birds and mammals. Being so widespread among terrestrial vertebrates, zoonotic transfer of… 882 more words