Back story

Back story or back to basics? Our tale of a bad back, recently posted online by no less than the New England Journal, has a bit of background for students of microbial trivia. The Klebsiella that caused that specific infection had a collection of nasty attributes. This is the back story. For some years now […]

Bread Winners in search of germs overseas

While on the Asian bread trail, the Lab Without Walls team took the lab in a box (air portable suitcase version) on a training excursion to Ipoh, Malaysia. They used PCR methods to confirm Burkholderia app, identified bacteria from blood cultures and detected dengue virus types 1 and 2.

Lab Without Walls in a suitcase? Real time action

A Lab Without Walls team recently took their gear to Sri Lanka. Here is what they got up to when they let the lab out of the bag.

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.

2011 MicroGnome Review

2011 MicroGnome Review: the handful of defining observations, investigations and studies that cheered the MicroGnome’s heart during 2011