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10 fun facts about antibiotics

This poster has ten (10) mildly interesting facts about antibiotics, just in case you needed a poster or handout for Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 18-24, 2013). You can download PDF at "source" URL, above. Please feel free to share this graphic with your students, classmates, colleagues, frien... Read More

TWiM #47: Resistance on the surface

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TWiM #55: In the copper room

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Launching A “Social Networking War” Against Cancer

Like bacteria, cancer cells rely on communication and cooperation, says TAU research

Experts agree that, more than ever before, modern wars will be fought in the cyber zone, targeting an enemy’s communications technology to cause untold damage. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher is suggesti... Read More

TWiM #42: Staphylococcus, a three-star pathogen

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TWiM #40: A mecca for microbiology

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TWiM #48: It’s all about direction

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TWiM #71: Colon cancer’s little shop of horrors

Vincent, Michael, and Michele explain how the gut microbiome modulates colon tumorigenesis, and regulation of intestinal macrophage function by the microbial metabolite butyrate. 


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Dr. Craig Rubens Appointed Chair of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) (News Release)

Craig E. Rubens, MD, PhD, has been named Chair of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), marking the first time a pediatric infectious disease specialist has been appointed to the position. ICAAC is the world's premier meeting on infectious diseases and ant... Read More

Threading the NEIDL - Inside a BSL-4 Lab (MWV 68)

Constructed in 2009 in the highly populated South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) facility contains labs that operate at biosafety levels 2, 3 and 4. Due to its location the NEIDL has faced a raft of legal and regulator... Read More

TWiM #51: Cave science with Hazel Barton

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TWiM #52: Clinical microbiology with Ellen Jo Baron

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TWiM #50: These things aren’t even bacteria!

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Scientists see AIDS vaccine within reach after decades

At an ill-fated press conference in 1984, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler boldly predicted an effective AIDS vaccine would be available within just two years.

But a string of failed attempts - punctuated by a 2007 trial in which a Merck vaccine appeared to make peopl... Read More

Turmeric Spices Up Virus Study

The popular spice turmeric packs more than just flavor — it shows promise in fighting devastating viruses, Mason researchers recently discovered.

Curcumin, found in turmeric, stopped the potentially deadly Rift Valley Fever virus from multiplying in infected cells, says Aarthi Narayanan, lead... Read More

TWiM #41: ICAAC live in San Francisco

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Microbes Beam Electrons to Each Other Via Mineral "Wires"

Bacteria can use minerals in soil as electrical grids, which helps the microbes generate chemicals they need to survive, a new study says.

The process involves different bacterial species trading electrons—negatively charged subatomic particles.

Electrons are key to all life-forms, from mi... Read More

TWiP 47: For whom the trich tolls

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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TWiM #39: What Darwin never knew

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TWiM #59: Are viruses part of our immune system?

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