🔖Chlamydia trachomatis , commonly known as chlamydia,is one of four bacterial species in the genus Chlamydia. Chlamydia is a genus of pathogenic bacteria that are obligate intracellular parasites.
➕ C. trachomatis is a Gram-negative bacterium. It is ovoid in shape and nonmotile. The bacteria are nonspore-forming, but the elementary bodies act like spores when released into the host. The inclusion bodies of C. trachomatis were first described in 1907 by Stanislaus von Prowazek and Ludwig Halberstädter during research on trachoma.
🔗C. trachomatis includes three human biovars:
Serovars Ab, B, Ba, or C – cause trachoma: infection of the eyes, which can lead to blindness
Serovars D-K – cause urethritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, neonatal pneumonia, and neonatal conjunctivitis
Serovars L1, L2, and L3 – lymphogranuloma venereum
Many C. trachomatis strains have an extrachromosomal plasmid.
Chlamydia species can exchange DNA between the different strains, thus the evolution of new strains is common.
Proud to partner with a company born out of science through the vision of Dr Myron Wentz, I'm grateful for the many research scientists on staff at USANA. Learning about micro biome, genome, and cell signalling this morning. I've been studying and sharing for the past 10+ years but I'm more excited than ever with the developments in the science of their products. The reality is they are miles ahead of any other supplements available. I could not and would not recommend using anything else! x #tabsfitandfab#microbiology#scientist
Sphagnum at microscope 🔬🌿 Curiosity:
1. Every part of the sphagnum is permeated with minute tubes and spaces, resulting in a system of delicate capillary tubes, having the effect of a very fine sponge.
2. For thirty years, Sphagnum Moss had been used as a surgical dressing in Germany.
3. Sphagnum moss can be used for medical purpose if it's dried thoroughly before use. A tar extracted from the decaying moss is antiseptic and is seen as a valuable external application in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, pruritus and many other forms of skin diseases.
4. Sphagnum moss also makes a good packing material for protecting delicate items in transit, it can be used as a cotton wool substitute and as a potting material for many species of orchid.
5. . The dried plant can absorb up to 16 times its own weight of water and so has been found to be effective when used for surgical dressings, sanitary towels, babies nappies etc.
Escherichia coli at microscope (1000x)
1. Humans generally have anywhere from 2-5 lbs of bacteria in their bodies
2. The “smell” of rain after a storm is produced by the same type of bacteria that causes water to taste “earthy”. 3. Human bites are one of the most dangerous animal bites in the world due to the bacteria in our mouths.
4. Bacteria can even live in food. Properly cooking food is a great way to kill off any bacteria that can live in it. Eating food that isn't cooked well enough can make people really sick
5. Supplements like zinc and vitamin C support the immune system and can help fight infection caused by Bacteria.
🔼🔽🔼🔽ACUTE NECROTIZING ULCERATIVE GINGIVOSTOMATITIS🔼🔽🔼🔽
Def. : Inflammation of gumm, palate and oral cavity in response to bacterial(Bacillus fusiformis and Borrelia Vincentii), chemical, physical ,hormonal or even tumoral irritants. Very poor oral hygiene which can lead to thicker dental plaques which contains anerobe bacteria cases in most of the cases this ulcerative change in oral cavity.
Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivostomatitis is also called "Vincent's gingivitis" or " Ulceromembranous gingivostomatitis".
Inflammation and bleeding of interdental papillae plus inflammation of marginal gingiva indicates this painful and stinky change on the mucosa. The ulcer, bleeding, greyish yellow pseudomembrane and halitosis (bad breath) are very common symptoms of ANUG (acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivostomatitis).
Due to inflammatory response in the mouth salivary flow is also increased.
Clinical symptoms include mild fever, enlarged lymphatic nodes on the neck and pain.
This inflammation can spread to the surrounding area and tissues like bonny tissues, soft palate and pharynx very easily.thats why surgical interventions such as extraction are highly restricted until complete disappearing of inflammatory reaction.
Dif. Diag. : Gingivostomatitis Herpetica, leukemia, pemphigus vegetans and agranulocytosis.
Therapy: cleaning with CHX, hydrogen peroxide. Antibiotics (amoxicillin, penicillin, Clindamycin,METRONIDAZOLE) and analgesics.
House dust at microscope🔬
1. A significant portion of dust is dead skin fragments from human bodies, tobacco smoke, airborne particles (pollen or other plant particles, industrial smoke particles ecc.)
, clay, other mineral, soil and matter that is "tracked" into the house.
2. Mites are microscopic arachnids that live inside dust, whose primary food is dead human skin cells, but they do not live on living people.
3. Severe dust mite infestation in the home has been linked to atopic dermatitis and epidermal barrier damage has been documented.
What sort of wannabe #microbiologist would I be if I didn't show you bacteria on #wearestemsquad#summerofSTEM day 19- GROWTH? 🔬😂
This has a coliform on it. Coliforms are types of gram negative bacteria (e.g., E. coli, Klebsiella...) found naturally in the human gut but are also found in the environment. Microbes and humans do live in synergy too- not all cause us harm (although this probably is, as it's from a hospital lab so it's probably somewhere it shouldn't be in the body, for example urine). I love the colours ☺️ Can't wait to start my micro block. 👩🏻⚕️
Had the pleasure this week of working on an unusual water-based organism in the labs (Took the gram stain under the microscope because I though I had an E.coli contamination of my results. Thank god otherwise that's so much wasted materials 😂😰) .
This is Aquaspirillum. serpens. The morphology is just so cool all spiral-like dots. Sadly this was just a control organism of my Summer project on Molkosan affecting bacteria in which the prebiotic inhibited it and the antibiotics are close to near killing off them all. As the organism is highly susceptible to so many substrates and slight changes in it's preferred environment. Its a level 1 containment hazard so likely not to kill you if you swallow it but don't be an idiot and do it on purpose 😂. Next week I find out what adding antibiotics in combination with Molkosan will do to this organism. Likely same result but needs to be done for data's sake and validity. .
It's been a long challenging Summer but it's trained me so damn well and it's showed me I can carry out a small scale project by myself when given the correct advice and materials. Independent research is a real struggle. This again shows why teamwork is everything in this profession.
An interdisciplinary team of @princeton_university biologists, chemists and engineers developed chemical coatings that can promote or inhibit bacterial activity - basically tell #bacteria what to do. This is graduate student Minyoung Kevin Kim, lead author on the paper, who works jointly in engineering and biology labs, observing bacteria programmed to glow green, through a microscope.
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Image credit: C. Todd Reichart, Princeton University #microbes#scienceiscool#microbiology#nsffunded#science
رائحة المطر تنتج عن بكتيريا واسعة الانتشار في تُربة الكُرة الأرضية ، تُسمى هذه البكتيريا بـ (Actinomycetes) و هي تعيش في التُربة الدافئة و الرطبة ، و بِمُجرد أن تجف هذه التُربة تُطلق هذه البكتيريا حويصلات في التربة ، و مع هطول الأمطار خاصة تلك التي تتميز بكُبر حجم قطرة الماء بها فإن تلك الحويصلات التي تنتج عن البكتيريا تنطلق نحو الهواء و من ثم تصل إلينا لنستنشق تلك الحويصلات و التي تتميز بتلك الرائحة التي يعتبرها العديد رائحة جميلة . #microbiology
// KIMCHI IS THE SHIZZ //
Kimchi, o kimchi! The secret to great health & longevity? Perhaps. Eaten & beloved by Koreans since 37 BCE, there are over 200 types of kimchi with more coming to existence as we speak. This pungent fermented, salted vegetable dish, usually consisting of napa cabbage & Korean radishes with a variety of seasonings packs a #probiotic punch. Fermented mainly by Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB), the acidity and salt of the ferment protects it from pathogenic and putrefactive organisms 🌶🌶🌶🌶
Studies have shown kimchi to have anti-cancer, anti-obesity and anti-constipation properties, aiding in colorectal health promotion, brain health promotion and cholesterol reduction, packed with live probiotics and having fibrolytic effects, antioxidative and antiaging properties, as well as stimulating the immune system and being good for your skin. Also recent studies have suggested that rubbing a little live kimchi juice in your nose relieves chronic sinusitis 🥘🥘🥘
So make some at home, no starters required! I particularly love some pan fried fresh tempeh topped with a spicy long fermented kimchi on rice... or a splash of kimchi juice to replace tomato juice in a Bloody Mary. Get creative & get gut happy with ferments!
Last night I was prowling YouTube videos to find student apps, and I came across this brilliant app called Mind Vector. (Link in my description)
You can make mind maps, or as we used to call it in the 90's... brainstorming. Remember, you used to draw a word or idea in a cloud and expand those ideas with lines off to smaller clouds?
You can use and swap it on your phone, tablet/ipad, PC/Mac, with just a sign in. If you were mind mapping on your PC and wanted to snuggle in bed, you can save your work on your PC, login on your tablet and continue working. No downloading and it's free!
I'm starting to sound like a commercial.... 🤖
I created this mind map from my lecture on blood and printed it out to put with my notes.
In my app search, I found some brilliant apps for studying that I will share once I have tried them out.
Have a brilliant and productive weekend 💡
All day, something kept telling me not to do certain things. If I didn't push back those thoughts, I would have never become an Uber driver, watched "The Dark Tower"and met one of the coolest guys (who tried to jack my table) at the Dog House Grill. @ahmaddiab13 is a Palestinian first generation American who is an alumni to Fresno State with a degree in Micro Biology. It breaks my heart that people may look at him and ignore him from fear or discomfort, but they have no idea how many opportunities they may be missing out on (especially being introduced to getting extra side of ranch and bbq sauce to go with your steak sandwich). Until we meet again, bless you brother. Because of you, you made a rough day good.
#stopjudging#doghousegrill#palestinian#stranger # #trysomethingnew#brokenhand#greatpeople#microbiology#FresnoState#dinnerwithastranger