Tagged: tuberculosis

Glow sushi! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 18, 2012

When I first heard of this (and thanks to the lovely Alan Huett for the heads up), I immediately thought it was due to the common bioluminescent bacteria often found on fish and which can show themselves if said fish is left too long before eating. It turns out to be sushi made using genetically modified fluorescent zebrafish … Read More

The return of sanatoria? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Feb 07, 2012

In the pre-antibiotic era, the gold standard treatment for the lung disease tuberculosis (TB) was plenty of rest and fresh air. Facilities to house TB patients, known as sanatoria, sprang up in Europe and North America in the late 19th century, usually up mountains or in isolated forests. Although no controlled studies have established the effectiveness of any … Read More

TOSP Episode 12: November 28th 2011 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Nov 28, 2011

Welcome back to a very icy, buggy TOSP! This week, Elf and aimee talk about ice.  Well, mostly ice. Brinicles, ice on Europa and even ice-related geoengineering in Mongolia. And undersea silk. Excitingly, however, they also talk with their first guest, Sciblogger Siouxsie Wiles of Infectious Thoughts, and her post this week on (illegal) chickenpox lollipops.  She … Read More

Sniffer bees - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 26, 2011

Anyone entering New Zealand via the International arrivals terminal at Auckland may well have been welcomed by one of MAF Biosecurity’s sniffer dogs. These lovely animals are specially trained to search baggage, mail and cargo to locate undeclared or forgotten agricultural products. But one day you may be greeted by bees too. Honeybees can be trained to recognise particular … Read More

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