Tag: Microbiology

Staphylococcus aureus infections quick review

Staphylococcus aureus infections quick review

Staphylococcus aureus is a gram positive cocci that literally means “golden grape cluster berry” due to its clustered appearance on Gram stain. It is frequently found as normal flora on the skin and nasal passages but can cause a wide range of illnesses from minor skin infections to life-threatening diseases

The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease | Susan Tuddenham, M.D., M.P.H.

The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease | Susan Tuddenham, M.D., M.P.H.

All right, our next speaker, well, first, we’re changing the topic altogether. We’re going from the basics of immunology, and a little bit of immunotherapy, now to the gut and the immune system, as promised. And our first speaker in the series, Susan Tuddenham, has a longstanding interest in the

Fecal transplants & why you should give a crap | Mark Davis | TEDxSalem

Fecal transplants & why you should give a crap | Mark Davis | TEDxSalem

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Hélène Vernet I want you to picture yourself as an ecosystem. The trillions of microorganisms that live in you and on you are as diverse and complex as any rain forest. Like many ecosystems around the world, there’s a decent chance that yours has been, to

Fecal transplants & why you should give a crap | Mark Davis | TEDxSalem

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Hélène Vernet I want you to picture yourself as an ecosystem. The trillions of microorganisms that live in you and on you are as diverse and complex as any rain forest. Like many ecosystems around the world, there’s a decent chance that yours has been, to

Cells of the immune system

Cells of the immune system

As I told you before, the bone marrow has a stem cell Those stem cells change to RBCs, platelets, and WBCs The WBCs have two types: non-granular and granular The granular WBCs are: eosinophils, basophils, neutrophils As I explained, eosinophils have red granules basophils have blue granules and neutrophils have

Attack of the Super Bugs

Attack of the Super Bugs

What potential disasters keep you up at night? Meteor strikes? Super Volcanos? World War Three? World war Z? Those are all pretty scary and we didn’t even mention climate change but there’s one other immediate terrifying, scientific problem that rises above the rest… Superbugs I’m not talking about giant spiders

Yersinia pestis -animated quick review

Yersinia pestis -animated quick review

Yersinia pestis is a gram negative coccobacillus that can cause pneumonia, septicemia, and the bubonic plague. This organism is widely believed to be responsible for the death of approximately one third of the European population between 1347 and 1353. Today, the reservoir for this organism is several species of rodents