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TWiV 164 Letters

Garren writes:


Hello Vincent


I wanted to wish you a happy holidays. I also was hoping to submit another science pick of the week for your show.


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Bacteria can thrive on paper towels, says study

Here's something to keep in mind the next time you reach for a paper towel in a public washroom.

A study by Laval University in Quebec City finds bacteria thrives on the paper products, even unused towels.

And, it says some of those germs could be transferred to you after you've washed you... Read More

A Bird Flu Death in China. What it Means — and Doesn’t Mean

Science and news cycles sometimes converge in unhandy ways. That was the case on on January 1, when word came out of Shenzen, a Chinese city bordering Hong Kong, that a 39-year-old bus driver, surnamed Chen, had died of the H5N1 (or bird flu) virus. The deeply personal tragedy for Chen and his f... Read More

China bird flu victim dies in Shenzhen city

A man who had been diagnosed with China's first case of bird flu in more than a year has died in the southern city of Shenzhen, health officials say. The 39-year-old bus driver was admitted to hospital with pneumonia but tested positive for the bird flu virus.

The H5N1 bird flu strain has a h... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 69 - Plants' Prokaryotic Partners

This episode: Plants open up their roots to let bacteria in!





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Hand, foot, mouth disease has sickened 110,000 in Vietnam, killed 166 over the past year

Vietnam says an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease has infected more than 110,000 people this year and killed 166, most of them children under 5 years old.

A Health Ministry official said Friday that the infection rate was slowing from a September peak of 3,000 per week to about 1,500 p... Read More

A close-up of the surface of a streak plate

A close-up of the surface of a streak plate using a mixed culture of Serratia marcescens and Micrococcus lutea as the inoculum. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More

A close-up view of a pour plate using Serratia marcescens as the inoculum.

bc5 - A close-up view of a pour plate using Serratia marcescens as the inoculum. A variety of colonial shapes can be seen. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More

Bacteria build ‘houses’ in healthy cells

Bacteria are able to build camouflaged homes for themselves inside healthy cells—and cause disease—by manipulating a natural cellular process, new research shows.

Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study reveals how a pair of proteins from the bacteria Legionell... Read More

Bacteria battle against toxic fluoride

Regular use of fluoride-containing toothpaste and mouthwash has long been known to strengthen the enamel on teeth. But new research by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists finds that fluoride also has dramatic effects on bacteria inside the mouth -- including those that form plaque ... Read More

Novel Swine Flu Virus Now Reported in 5 States, Says CDC

The number of reported cases of a novel swine influenza virus has risen to 12 since July, encompassing 5 states, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The virus includes a gene from the human pandemic strain and affects mostly children.

The agency is taking the... Read More

TWiM #23: Fighting antibiotics with toxic gas and starvation

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TWiM 23 Letters

Joe writes:

Hello Vincent and Elio

Your recent discussion of mitochondrial interconnections reminded me of a
paper by Dubey and Ben-Yehuda I saw earlier t... Read More
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