Archives for October 2011


Snowflake? the beauty of fractal geometry as demonstrated by a colony of bacteria growing on a semi-solid agar surface

Flu vaccine conversation

Flu vaccine conversation: continued discussion of the adverse affects of influenza vaccine reactions in 2010, and their effect on vaccine uptake.


human myiasis, a larval infestation of skin or underlying tissues, comes in several forms – cutaneous, body cavity and accidental

Under the skin

Under the skin: some of the bugs, worms and other nasties that worry, irritate or just bore the living daylights out of us

Diagnostic Machinations

Thoughts on complexity, clinical problem-solving and micrognosis for the busy student of diagnostic method.