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About 35,000 people die from drug-resistant infection in the US. What are we going to do?
When antibiotics first achieved widescale use in the middle of the 20th century, they had a tremendous impact. For example, the mortality rate in England from infectious disease dropped from 25% in 1…
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Nasal nanoSTING vaccines may Provide Lasting Protection Against SARS-CoV-2
All successful vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 have used the spike protein as the target and delivered the vaccine by intramuscular injection, typically a shot in the left or right shoulder. The vaccines…
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Probiotic Bacterium can prevent antibiotic use side effects
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine demonstrate the power of probiotics. A test group was given Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 as they took a course of amoxicillin clavula…
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The CDC publishes another study that shows the protection that vaccination provides against COVID-19
The CDC is out with another recent study comparing the incidence rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated vs. vaccinated individuals. It is mostly good news. The vaccine protects against infection, hospitali…
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No, that is NOT what the study says -- Immunity to COVID
I am getting tired of the scare tactics that news and media sources are using to get you to click on headlines. Headlines in some press releases drive me bananas: New study: Nursing home residents,…
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The books get an upgrade


The backend of the textbook site has been upgraded. The platform has been moved to the latest release of Zikula, a content management system based upon modern, well-maintained technologies including Symfony, Doctrine, Twig, JQuery, Bootstrap, and Font Awesome.  This strong stable foundation will impact the book in a few ways:

  1. You will notice that pages are served faster.
  2. The layout of the pages has been improved as has readability
  3. Content creation has been streamlined, which should increase updates to the book
  4. I also hope to use the News module more, adding more updates about microbiology going forward.

I hope you continue to enjoy using the site.