MicrobeWiki is a free wiki resource on microbes and microbiology, authored by students at many colleges and universities. Curated pages such as those linked to the Taxonomy Index are reviewed and updated by microbiologists at Kenyon College. Student pages authored independently, or for coursework, are not monitored further. Featured Class: The University of Oklahoma Italian Center, taught by Tyrrell Conway. Educators: You may assign MicrobeWiki page creation and editing as projects for your students. BIOL 375 Virology, Joan L. Your students receive individual passwords. Microbial Mythology: common misconceptions and controversies in microbiology. Study Microbes presents study questions and recommended species for students to learn, based on the textbook Microbiology: An Evolving Science by Joan Slonczewski and John Foster (W. Managing Editor Daniel Barich '05 Advisor: Joan Slonczewski, Biology Dept, Kenyon College Copyright notice. Disclaimer.
Biotechnology Program Under Toxic Substances Control Act(TSCA)Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA regulates the use of intergeneric microorganisms in commerce or commercial research. EPA considers intergeneric microorganisms to be those formed from organisms in different genera (genera is the plural of genus, which is a level in a taxonomic classification system based on the relatedness of organisms) or those microorganisms formed with synthetic DNA not from the same genus. EPA believes that intergeneric microorganisms have a sufficiently high likelihood of expressing new traits or new combinations of traits to be termed "new" and warrant EPA review. The Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) Biotechnology Program conducts a screening program for new microorganisms under section 5 of TSCA. In 1997, EPA published regulations that fully implement its premanufacture program for microorganisms under TSCA section 5. On this site, you will find:
History of Microbiology Lecture Materials from the Virtual Microbiology ClassroomHistory of Microbiology Main Page Virtual Microbiology Classroom of Science Prof Online History of Microbiology Lecture Materials These are the FREE History of Microbiology Lecture materials of the Virtual Microbiology Classroom. You have free access to a large collection of materials used in a college-level introductory microbiology course. Page last updated: 1/2014 Know what the Spontaneous Generation Debate was, which scientists played a part, and how each contributed to settling the debate. Who were the key players in the early history of immunology, and what information did each contribute to our understanding of immunology? What was the significance of Christian Gram's contribution to microbiology? What is the difference between a vegetative cell and an endospore? What does it mean when a microbe is "attenuated"? Know the antimicrobial agents that we discussed and who discovered them. - Streptococcus pyogenes and Germ Theory (Semmelweis, Holmes, Lister) NEW PowerPoint FORMAT!
microbiologypowerpointpresentations - sciencepowerpointsMicrobiology PowerPoint Lectures The Power Point lectures available through these web pages are actual lectures used in 100-level college biology courses. The list of Microbiology PPT lectures is near the bottom of this page. Please check back regularly, as these lectures are usually updated every 8 to 16 weeks. NOTE!! PROBLEM: 'Help! SOLUTION: If you try to download a PPT lecture and get that message, just try again later. NEW! Many microbiology lectures currently being updated! What You Will Find Here Fill-in-the-blank and Notes Format Fill-in-the-blank The information on the Power Point slides in each lecture contains blanks that the students fill in. Instructors can find the answers to the blanks on the notes view of each Power Point slide. Microbiology Lecture Power Points There is also a collection of Microbiology Lab PowerPoints available, that are used in the laboratory portion of the Introductory Microbiology Course that I teach. Lecture 1: Introduction to Microbiology coming soon!
Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical SchoolMicrobiology Laboratory METX119LMicrobiology Laboratory METX119L SPRING 2014 meets on: Mondays: 12:30-1:40 in Physcial Sciences 140 (Mandatory Discussion Section) Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2-5 PM (Laboratory Sessions) course administered through eCOMMONS: 4/18/2014: Here is the specific guidlines to Laboratory Report #1 on the abundance of bacteria in fresh produce (pdf link). 4/15/2014: Here is the link to the Beveridge paper on Gram staining: pdf download 4/10/2014: I uploaded cellphone camera pictures of the board with the E. coli plating data for 223 and 229. 4/7/2014: Week 2 lecture notes were published. 4/1/2014: Here are the assignments for the quarter as a pdf file. 3/31/2014: See you all in class today. Other: E. coli enumeration data for 223 and 229.
Vaccine denialismFears about vaccines were excusable when they were new, but present concerns are groundless. The Anti-vaccination movement (or vaccine hysteria) is an irrational trend of mistrust of vaccination that is almost as old as the technique itself. The movement (more mockingly referred to as "Anti-vaxxers") blame vaccines, or their ingredients, for a range of maladies whose mechanisms are rejected or have not been explained by current scientific research. Some of these maladies can often be childhood illnesses in order to increase the emotive factor of the argument. Vaccine-preventable diseases have been a major cause of illness, death, and disability throughout human history.  Premise Anti-vaccination rhetoric is usually presented in lots of scary, little "facts." There are many ideas, not supported by any accepted evidence, that vaccines are inherently harmful. It involves harm to children. Adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine Ceravix, reported between April 2008 and 23 September 2009.
History of Vaccine ScheduleEvery year since 1995 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has endorsed an annual childhood immunization schedule. Prior to 1995, these groups updated the immunization schedule every few years as needed. The first vaccines: Smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis Edward Jenner invented a method to protect against smallpox in 1796. The method involved taking material from a blister of someone infected with cowpox and inoculating it into another person’s skin; this was called arm-to-arm inoculation. The next routinely recommended vaccines were developed early in the 20th century. * Given in combination as DTP The vaccine everyone was waiting for: Polio vaccine Parents were scared of the polio epidemics that occurred each summer; they kept their children away from swimming pools, sent them to stay with relatives in the country, and clamored for an understanding of the spread of polio.