Microbiologist, a scientist who studies microscopic life forms and processes is of high importance these days. This includes the study of growth, interactions and characteristics of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, algae, fungi and some types of parasites and their vectors. Microbiologists work to increase scientific knowledge and to utilize that knowledge in a way that improves outcomes in medicine and industry. Microbiologists working in the medical field, such as clinical microbiologists, may see patients or patient samples and do various tests to detect disease-causing organisms. Microbiologists will continue to be needed to advance basic science knowledge and to contribute to development of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products. While some fear microbes due to the association of some microbes with various human diseases, many microbes are also responsible for numerous beneficial processes such as industrial fermentation like the production of alcohol, vinegar and dairy products, antibiotic production and act as molecular vehicles to transfer DNA to complex organisms such as plants and animals.
Scientists have also exploited their knowledge of microbes to produce biotechnologically important enzymes such as Taq polymerase, reporter genes for use in other genetic systems and novel molecular biology techniques such as the yeast two-hybrid system.
Subject areas include, but are not limited to the below themes:
Agricultural Microbiology, Antibiotic Resistance and Production, Antimicrobials and Resistance, Applied Microbiology, Archaea, Bacteria, Biodiversity, Biofilms, Cell Biology, Clinical Microbiology, Computational Biology, Environmental Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Fungi, Host Defence, Industrial Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology, Microbial Genetics, Microbial Physiology, Microbial Taxonomy, Microbiomes, Molecular Biology, Mycology, Parasites, Pathogenesis, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Physiology, Protozoa, Symbiosis, Systems Biology, Vaccines, Viruses.
CPQ Microbiology desires to publish articles in all the related arenas.
Background and Objectives
Brachial plexus palsy (BPP) is a complex complication of delivery. The clinical course according to symptoms may be either intermittent or progressive in patients with BPP. Total brachial plexus palsy is typically manifested with compromised hand, shoulder and arm function. Thus, an important component of successful management of the disease is physiotherapy. [...] READ MORE
Diabesity is a modern epidemic and is commonly considered as a unique entity that indicates the co-occurrence of both T2DM, non-insulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes, and obesity. Often, obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) share an origin, risk factors, and pathophysiology. This condition has been labeled as a deliberate poison, which impact cannot be either controlled or cured. [...] READ MORE
There is a need for serological tests to diagnose and manage epidemiologically COVID-19. Several high throughput technologies developed SARS-CoV-2 antibody kits, the performance of which has not been studied yet. We aimed to evaluate MAGLUMI SARS-CoV-2 IgM/IgG Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (Snibe, China). [...] READ MORE
The current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is regarded as a crucial public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). It is involving a novel type of coronavirus initially identified in Wuhan, China. At the time of writing, there have been 167511 confirmed cases around the world with 6606 deaths. [...] READ MORE
Interoception  refers to the process by which nervous systems senses, interprets, incorporates signals originating within the body, and providing moment-to-moment control of the body's internal organs across conscious and unconscious systems. Conceptual facial signaling is considered a component process of Reflexes, impulses, emotions, drives, adaptive responses, [...] READ MORE
To compare the laboratory characteristics and viral load between mild, severe and critical patients with COVID-19. Data from 220 laboratory-confirmed patients were retrospectively analyzed. Study was conducted on COVID-19 cases who presented to Imam Hossein Teaching hospital in Tehran (Iran) from early March to late April, 2020. The recommended laboratory tests, as well as the upper respiratory viral load in COVID-19 patients with different spectrum of disease severity were compared. [...] READ MORE
Four years ago the world was confronted by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Panic broke out all over the world. Governments have intervened to contain the pollution. Until the last patient tested negative for the disease, the outbreak claimed thousands of lives and caused billions of dollars in financial losses. [...] READ MORE
The aim of this study is to investigate the capacity of flower extracts of Tapinanthus globiferus to reverse pancreatic injuries in alloxan-induced hyperglycemic mice.
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder, which affects over 150 million people in the world today, and this will be doubled by 2025. DM is considered the sixth leading cause of death globally. [...] READ MORE
Two months after the first cases of atypical pneumonia were reported in Wuhan, China.
Four months later, there are at least 130 vaccine candidates being developed by biotech and pharmaceutical companies, as well as academic groups around the world. [...] READ MORE