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Fighting infections with infections
Multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections are becoming more of an issue, with 1.2 million people dying of previously treatable bacterial infections. Scientists are frantically searching for new metho…
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A tale of two colleges
COVID-19 at the University of Wisconsin this fall has been pretty much a non-issue. While we are wearing masks, full in-person teaching is happening on campus. Bars, restaurants, and all other busine…
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Get your Vitamin D to Protect Yourself from COVID-19
This sounds like another hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin hoax, but the science is peer-reviewed. Getting enough vitamin D in your diet is an excellent way to protect yourself from severe COVID-19. E…
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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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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.