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#Inktober2020 day 1 in my #PathogenPortraits series. After years of studying this in cow bums, it had to be #EcoliO157

It causes bloody diarrhoea & if that wasn't bad enough, sometimes kidney failure & death. More info @…
#sciart #microbiology Inktober2020 E. coli O157 c...
#Inktober2020 day 2 in my #PathogenPortraits series. 'The Clap' (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) b/c who doesn't 💚 green purulent discharge?

It's sexually transmitted but also from mother->newborn during birth to cause blindness.
More info:…

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#Inktober2020 day 3 in my #PathogenPortraits series. The very 💛golden💛 #MRSA.

Minds it's own business on your skin, but if it gets inside, methicillin won't do a thing to stop it.

More info at #sciart #microbiology Methicillin resistant staph...
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1. Enters your body through wounds
2. Makes muscle contract painfully
3. Can kill in days if no treatment
4. No cure, so better to PROTECT YOURSELF!

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Tetanus is caused by a germ called Clostridium tetani.

This germ produces a dangerous #toxin that makes your muscles painfully contract on their own & become rigid.

This man had neck stiffness & lockjaw from tetanus;
Tetanus germ lives mainly inside the soil & animal feces. It lives there for years.

When it has a chance, it enter your body through:
- Wounds contaminated with soil or feces, or
- Punctures by nonsterile needles (like some injecting illegal drugs, tattooing or body piercing)
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Planning highly renewable power systems involves compromise across diverse stakeholders. Is it possible to balance techno-economic feasibility with social and political goals?

Read our new @Joule_CP study w @bryn_pickering @EmyColomboPOLI @stefpf 👇 Image
Contested decisions include where to locate generation and transmission capacity. Yet, it is common to use a single-result cost-minimising energy system model to inform planning. This neglects alternatives that e.g. avoid problematic concentrations of capacity[..]
We develop a method that generates a variety of spatially-explicit, alternative system configurations which can be used to balance techno-economic feasibility with social and political goals - building on ideas from @etrutnevyte @jfdecarolis @fneum_ @nworbmot
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It is a terrible disease that enters your body through #wounds & can kill in days if nothing is done fast!

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2\. #Tetanus results from a #toxin produced by the bacteria called Clostridium tetani.

This toxin makes your muscles to contract on their own (i.e. involuntarily), becoming rigid like this; Image
3\. Tetanus lives in soil & animal feces. It can live there for years. It may then enter your body through:

-#Wounds contaminated with soil or feces

-Skin #punctures by nonsterile needles (e.g. when injecting illegal drugs, #tattoo or body piercing)
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And finally, congrats to our 2019 #AgarArt Professional winners! People's Choice w/ the most FB 'likes' goes to "Hungarian Folk Art," Zita Pöstényi, Microbiologist, SYNLAB Hungary Ltd., #Budapest, Hungary. #microbiology #sciart #bioart #bacteria #folkart #clinmicro Image
2019 #AgarArt Professional, 3rd place: "Fu(n)ji-san," Isabel Franco Castillo, Ph.D. Student, @ICMA_Aragon (ICMA-CSIC/UNIZAR & CIBER-BBN), #Zaragoza, Spain. #fungi #fungus #spores Image
2019 #AgarArt Professional, 2nd place (TIE): "Ablution," Michael V. Magaogao, Senior Lab Tech, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, #UAE. "The #NotoriousRBG on V.R.B.G.," Michael Taveirne, Ph.D., Teaching Asst Professor, @NCState, #Raleigh, NC. ImageImage
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