The name for tumblr user Unwoundghost’s WiFi is “Bill Wi the Science Fi” and I can’t help but feel like I’ve been outdone.
Become a disease detective!
CDC has released an Android version of theSolve the Outbreak app, the popular, free app puts you in the shoes of a member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service. The app has exciting outbreaks, giving you the opportunity to climb the ranks and achieve your Disease Detective badge. Do you have what it takes to solve “The Queens Killer” scenario, or are the clues “Hiding in Plain Sight”?
Also, the CDC has a program called the Epidemic Intelligence Service (love the name!) that gives training to health officials in applied epidemiology. So if you love the app, EIS could be something to aspire too
Patreon Request: Akihiko Sanada - Persona 3
"I’d like to hear your take on Akihiko from Persona 3, if that’s all right? Since you’ve said you liked the Persona games, and his character type is a pretty good match for your voice, I think. Specifically, I’d love your take on this bit from his Social Link, since it’s hilarious but doesn’t get voiced in-game."
I can’t do a Liam O’Brien impression, so this was definitely more of my own take, but the requester was happy with it, so that’s good.
This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of extended-spectrum ß-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBLs) bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron micrographic imagery. This is an excellent visual example of the long, whip-like peritrichous flagellae sprouting from what appear to be random points on the organism’s exterior, as well as the numerous shorter, and finer fimbriae, imparting a furry look to the bacteria.
CDC/ Melissa Brower
pls say “the autopsy was updated. rest in fucking pieces, wright.” in your edgeworth voice.
You’re fucking done, Wright.
The struggles of being part of medicine: you can’t do normal tasks without weird little reminders of medicine
What does a Biosafety Level 4 lab look like? Watch this video to find out.
With the recent anthrax and smallpox incidents at the CDC, many of you might be wondering what security typically looks like at labs that work with the most dangerous microbes. Microbes used for research are classified into 4 Biosafety levels, with level 4 reserved for things like the hemorrhagic fevers, smallpox, and weaponized anthrax. This video shows a tour of the National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab, a BSL4 facility in the Boston Massachusetts area. It’s long, but really interesting. A few of the interesting design features:
- The building and grounds have to be built to the standards of a US Embassy, with fencing that will prevent a truck from driving through it to the building
- Eyescanning, and lots of other security measures are used to prevent unauthorized people from getting in
- People working in the labs wear fully sealed suits while they work.
- The BSL4 lab is separately poured concrete and completely self contained within the larger building
- All the air in the building is filtered before it is released