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President Obama Hosts a White House Science Fair

There is something very reassuring about seeing the president of the United States work to address something that you see as a significant problem. I can now state from personal experience that it is even more reassuring to observe that work in person.

I had the great privilege to be a member... Read More

Cellphones reveal emerging disease outbreaks

Your cellphone could be a key tool in the fight against disease by relaying a telltale signature of illness to doctors and agencies monitoring new outbreaks.

"This technology is an early warning system," says Anmol Madan of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, whose team concluded that ... Read More

Gut Microbes Promote Cell Turnover by a Well-Known Pathway

Microbes matter -- perhaps more than anyone realizes -- in basic biological development and, maybe, they could be a target for reducing cancer risks, according to University of Oregon researchers.

In a study of very basic biology of zebrafish, scientists in the UO Institute of Molecular Biolo... Read More

Newly Identified Virus May Cause Pediatric Diarrhea

Klassevirus, a new member of the picornavirus family, has recently been discovered in human stool and more specifically linked with pediatric diarrhea.

Researchers from the U.S. and abroad detail their findings in the October 2010 issue of the journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology.

Initi... Read More

Analysis indicates a third H1N1 pandemic wave unlikely in 2010

Analysis of H1N1 antibody levels (seroprotection rates) after the 2009 pandemic suggest that a third wave is unlikely in 2010, although adults over age 50, particularly those with chronic conditions, should be immunized for the fall flu season, states a research paper in CMAJ (Canadian Medical A... Read More

Intestinal enzyme helps maintain population of beneficial bacteria

An enzyme that keeps intestinal bacteria out of the bloodstream may also play an important role in maintaining the normal microbial population of the gastrointestinal system. Since the loss of beneficial bacteria that usually results from antibiotic therapy can sometimes lead to serious health p... Read More

Health experts, farmers disagree over restricting use of antibiotics in animals

For decades, factory farms have used antibiotics even in healthy animals to promote faster growth and prevent disease that could sicken livestock held in confined quarters.

The benefit: cheaper, more plentiful meat for consumers.

But a firestorm has erupted over a federal proposal recommen... Read More

Scientists trace bone infection to new bacteria species: study

Scientists have traced a bone infection to a newly described species of bacteria related to the tuberculosis pathogen. The discovery may help improve diagnosis and treatment of similar infections, according to a study.

Some rare genetic diseases can make patients susceptible to infections wit... Read More

Technology ferrets out food pathogens

A new approach that uses machine learning to detect harmful bacteria in food will allow for better identification of known—and unknown—classes of food pathogens.

“The sheer number of existing bacterial pathogens and their high mutation rate makes it extremely difficult to automate their detec... Read More

Eight virus types cause almost all cervical cancer

Scientists have identified the eight human papillomavirus (HPV) types responsible for more than 90 percent of cervical cancer cases worldwide and say they should be the targets for the next generation of vaccines.

Drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline and Merck & Co. already make vaccines against HPV st... Read More

Key difference in how TB bacteria degrade doomed proteins

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a key difference in the way human cells and Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause TB, deliver unwanted proteins — marked with a "kiss of death" sequence — to t... Read More

TWiV 103: Shots with LJ Tan

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On episode #103 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent and Alan discuss influenza vaccines with LJ Tan of the American Medical Association.

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TWiV 103 Letters

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Thank you for your great program!

Im a material enginer/organic chemist student and i have developed a interest in virology while listening to your program. I found your program when asking around in www.reddit.com f... Read More

Virus Deadly in Livestock Is No More, U.N. Declares

In only the second elimination of a disease in history, rinderpest — a virus that used to kill cattle by the millions, leading to famine and death among humans — has been declared wiped off the face of the earth.

Rinderpest, which means “cattle plague” in German, does not infect humans, thou... Read More

Newer, Deadlier Version of E. coli Spreads

E.coli is one of most well-known infections. But in a growing number of cases, this common stomach bug is turning into a superbug. Tonight, CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric reports on a deadly version of E.coli - with a genetic mutation that makes it extremely hard to treat.

Tom Dukes nev... Read More

A silver bullet for the common cold

Scientists are hailing a breakthrough that could lead to one of medicine's holy grails - a cure for the common cold.

Researchers have found they can attach tiny studs of silver to the surface of harmless bacteria, giving them the ability to destroy viruses.

They have tested the silver-impr... Read More

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

New Evidence of Common Gastric Infection as Invasive Pathogen May Explain Antibiotic Resistance

Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium largely associated with gastritis and peptic ulcers in humans, may invade and replicate in gastric epithelial cells say researchers from China. This discovery dis... Read More

Caribbean Coral Reefs Took a Beating This Summer

In the western Caribbean, some coral reefs have turned into eerie white ghost towns.

Scientists with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute have documented a major bleaching event in the reefs near Panama and the island of Curaçao. Such bleaching occurs when a reef loses the tiny photosy... Read More

Rinderpest Virus, Deadly in Livestock, Is No More, U.N. Says

In only the second elimination of a disease in history, rinderpest — a virus that used to kill cattle and wildlife by the millions — has been declared wiped off the face of the earth.

Rinderpest, which means “cattle plague” in German, does not affect humans, though it belongs to the same viru... Read More

Antibiotics Investigated as Asthma, Allergy Cause

Could giving infants antibiotics in their first year of life trigger asthma and allergies that develop later on in childhood?

That's the suspicion of a team of Canadian medical researchers who are conducting a $2.5 million study to find the answer.

More than 50 percent of Canadian infants ... Read More
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