Monthly Archives: June 2004

Life Moving On, #3

Since my last post on this topic, I’ve finished off a second draft of a book chapter and sent it in, and am back to full-time work. I just had a talk with my surgeon, and everything looks good for follow-up surgery in August. He also plans to do the surgery in one go, not… Read More »

Common Worm Provides Insights Into Salmonella Virulence

Common Worm Provides Insights Into Salmonella Virulence Researchers at Duke University are using a nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, to study virulence mechanisms of Salmonella bacteria. They have found a specific factor, SptP, which is injected into the host via a Type III Secretory System (TTSS) that suppresses the host immune response. An interesting aspect of… Read More »

Some News Items

Discoverer of modern coelacanths dies The article gives some background on Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer and her discovery of an extant coelacanth. The year was 1938, and the place was a fish market in East London, South Africa. It just goes to show that one needs to keep one’s eyes open. Parting Genomes: UA Biologists Discover Seeds… Read More »