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TWiV 7: Viruses in video games



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TWiV 5: Herpesviruses



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TWiV 4: Rabies



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TWiV 3: Dengue



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TWiV 2: Polio is not dead



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Yellowstone Revealed (Part 2 of 2)

Walter Cronkite reviews the history of Yellowstone National Park, discusses the microbe that led to the Polymerase Chain Reaction technique used for fingerprinting DNA, and parallels Costa Rica to Yellowstone's hot springs as areas of important, but still largely unexplored, biodiversity. The... Read More

Yellowstone Revealed (Part 1 of 2)

Walter Cronkite describes the wonders of Yellowstone National Park, including the park's microbial world and how the extreme environment of the park's hot springs may serve as a model for the possibility life on other planets. The video podcast of Yellowstone Revealed is presented by the Amer... Read More

MTS17 - Stuart Levy - Antibiotic Resistance and Biosecurity



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MTS15 - Kathryn Boor - The Science of Foodborne Pathogens



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Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth - The Book

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A New Age (Part 10 of 10)

Explore the future of microbes and how they can improve the quality of life on Earth through genetic engineering, bioremediation and electronics.


















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Resistance Fighters (Part 9 of 10)

As antibiotics lose their ability to control infectious diseases, scientists are busy looking for new, more effective drugs from the soil of a park in Vancouver to the radioactive environment of Chernobyl.


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Life in a Contaminated World (Part 8 of 10)

In underdeveloped countries, poor conditions increase the risk of disease and scarce medical resources make harder to treat disease properly. Witness how a strain of Hanta virus in Argentina evolves to pass between humans without an intermediate host.


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A Friendly Enemy (Part 7 of 10)

A look at the common food pathogen called Salmonella and how it spreads. And the hunt for the cause of English Sweating Sickness that once ravaged the English countryside in the 15th and 16th centuries.


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Dangerous Friends and Friendly Enemies (Part 6 of 10)

Dr. Stuart Levy and Dr. Fred Koster track a mystery killer from a Navajo community in New Mexico with help from Dr. C.J. Peters with the Centers for Disease Control.


















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Oceans of Microbes (Part 5 of 10)

Dr. Steven Giovannoni finds microbes in the most unusual places in the ocean and attempts to grow a mystery microbe in the lab.


















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The View from the Forest (Part 4 of 10)

Dr. Dan Janzen and Dr. Ignacio Chapela catalog both the larger and microbial life forms inside a single ecosystem in Costa Rica, finding that neither plants, animals, nor microbes would be able to exist without the others.


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