Archives for January 2012

When the wind blows – tropical cyclones

Will TC Iggy bring more cases of melioidosis to WA this year? This post looks at the link between cyclones and severe melioidosis.

Micrognome off grid

The Micrognome’s 2012 summer migration: off grid on the same continent.

Shark politics

Shark politics: should we abandon use of the term “shark attack”.
Follow sightings, near-misses and attacks on un updated map.

What’s cooking?

What’s cooking? The strong parallels between molecular biology labs and domestic kitchens provide food for thought, and ideas for organising a new lab.

Coffee alert

Coffee alert: diseases affecting the coffee crop are already affecting global coffee production, but what about the people who work on the coffee harvest? They are at risk of exposure to tropical infections including a collection of neglected tropical diseases