Little Microbiology Blog

All the wonders of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology in one place!
Feel free to ask any questions about microbiology or submit links to microbiology news and websites.

aestling:

It’s microbe time again!

These are some of the guys I work with - I can assure you that they’re all complete bastards.

corporisfabrica:

A skull once affected by sarcoma cranii, a type of bone cancer. 
The rough, crystalline surface of the frontal and zygomatic bones is the product of the ossification of the lesion. 

corporisfabrica:

A skull once affected by sarcoma cranii, a type of bone cancer. 

The rough, crystalline surface of the frontal and zygomatic bones is the product of the ossification of the lesion. 

Cancer Biology Fact #1

Chromothripsis, shattering of one or more chromosomes, can lead to multiple gene rearrangements in a catastrophic event that can almost instantaneously create a cancerous cell.

theonlyhopeformeisart:

tenor-sexophone:

i flip my biology book to a random page >proteins, including Sonic hedgehog
what

There are also Indian and Desert to go with Sonic.
A little bonus fact: Sonic Hedgehog mutation leads to cyclopia as disrupts the interaction with Pax6 to separate the eye field into two, resulting in the development of a single, central eye.
(Situs inversus is also an interesting little anomaly)

theonlyhopeformeisart:

tenor-sexophone:

i flip my biology book to a random page
>proteins, including Sonic hedgehog

what

There are also Indian and Desert to go with Sonic.

A little bonus fact: Sonic Hedgehog mutation leads to cyclopia as disrupts the interaction with Pax6 to separate the eye field into two, resulting in the development of a single, central eye.

(Situs inversus is also an interesting little anomaly)

Anonymous asked: Hi, I love your blog :D I take microbiology courses in university, and this is my first year soo.. glad to see that there are some microbiologist out there. Your blog motivated me (:

Hey :)

That’s great! Good luck with your Microbiology course! Thanks for the love :) I’m glad you like the blog! 

yorkshireladinlondonish asked: Hi, I just found your blog and I love it. I have my own microscope (I'm a vet student) and was wondering if you'd like me to take any pictures of anything. I have the majority of organs, and can try to find other things. But yes anyway, love the blog!

Hey :)

That’s awesome! That sounds great, feel free to take pictures and submit them to the blog, I love getting submissions.

Glad you love the blog :) 

Book Recommendation:

The Emperor of All Maladies - Siddhartha Mukherjee

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I am currently reading this and it is a very well written, informative and intriguing history of cancer and the people who have striven to cure it.