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Audio interview with Dylan Pillai of the University of Toronto

08/18/2011
Jeff Fox of Microbe magazine interviews Dylan Pillai of the University of Toronto on how genomic analysis is used by epidemiologists and clinical microbiologists to reconstruct bacterial disease outbreaks or analyze difficult individual cases

Audio interview with Tina Valbh of Pharmaka Consulting on new hepatitis C drugs

07/28/2011
Jeff Fox of Microbe Magazine discusses new hepatitis C drugs with Tina Valbh of Pharmaka Consulting

July 2011 Microbe Feature article

06/30/2011
In this month's Microbe magazine, now online,Janet Jannson, a Professor and Senior Staff Scientist in the Ecology Department, Earth Sciences Division, of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory explains how microbial ecologists are taking a metagenomics approach to analyze complex and diverse soil microbial communities

June 2011 Microbe Feature article--Bat White-Nose Syndrome in North America

06/02/2011
The June 2001 issue of Microbe magazine is now online, including the feature article Bat White-Nose Syndrome in North America by David S. Blehert, Jeffrey M. Lorch, Anne E. Ballmann, Paul M. Cryan, and Carol U. Meteyer Since 2007, infections by a previously unrecognized, perhaps imported fungus killed an estimated 1 ...

Interview with Nancy Connell of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)

05/19/2011
Jeff Fox of Microbe magazine talks with Nancy Connell of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) on the recent National Research Council report on the FBI’s scientific investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks

April 2011 Microbe Feature article--BioCyc: Microbial Genomes and Cellular Networks

04/08/2011
BioCyc: Microbial Genomes and Cellular Networks by Peter D. Karp, Ingrid M. Keseler, Tomer Altman, Ron Caspi, Carol A. Fulcher, Pallavi Subhraveti, Anamika Kothari, Markus Krummenacker, Mario Latendresse, Tom Lee, Suzanne M. Paley, Alexander G. Shearer, and Miles Trupp The BioCyc system helps scientists navigate the greatly expanding information space of genomes and ...

April 2011 Microbe feature article--Marine Microorganisms, Biogeochemical Cycles, and Global Climate Change

04/07/2011
The April 2011 issue of Microbe is now online and includes the feature article Marine Microorganisms, Biogeochemical Cycles, and Global Climate Change by Jonathan P. Zehr, Julie Robidart, and Chris Scholin Global environmental change demands a deeper understanding of how marine microbes drive global ecosystems

March 2011 Microbe now online

03/10/2011
The March 2011 issue of Microbe magazine is now online— Feature articles Bacterial Vectors for Delivering Gene and Anticancer Therapies by C. Grillot-Courvalin, Sylvie Goussard, and Patrice Courvalin Engineered bacteria deliver genes or proteins into specific cells to treat tumors or genetic diseases,or to trigger immune responses Safety by Nature: Potential Bacteriophage Applications by Alexander Sulakvelidze Bacteriophages ...

Microbe magazine--Audio interview with Anna Skalka

02/18/2011
Anna Skalka of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa., discusses research into the ages of various virus families with Jeffrey Fox of Microbe magazine

Audio interview with Michael Brennan of Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation

10/14/2010
Jeff Fox of Microbe magazine interviews Michael Brennan of Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation on efforts to develop a tuberculosis vaccine. Aeras is focusing a substantial portion of its vaccine development strategy and efforts on the venerable but flawed Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine

Interview with Kim Lewis of Northeastern University

08/26/2010
Jeff Fox of Microbe magazine interviews Kim Lewis of Northeastern University-- Missing siderophores may account for why microbiologists can culture only about 1% of the microorganisms that they collect from diverse environments, according to Kim Lewis of Northeastern University and his collaborators there and at nearby Harvard Medical School, both in ...

Audio interview by Microbe magazine Current Topics and Features editor Jeff Fox with Douglas Theobald of Brandeis University.

07/22/2010
Microbe magazine Current Topics and Features Editor Jeff Fox talks with Douglas Theobald of Brandeis University about Theobald's work testing the he notion of a universal common ancestry (UCA) for all species.http://www.microbemagazine.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2447:minitopics&catid=605:current-topics&Itemid=759His recent effort, which he calls "the first, to my knowledge, formal, fundamental test of UCA," is based on ...

Audio interview with harald Huber--Outer-Membrane ATP Production: Another Surprise from Ignicoccus

06/10/2010
Jeff Fox, Current Topics and Features Editor of Microbe Magazine, talks with Harald Huber of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Huber and his collaborators have looked at the archaeon Ignicoccus hospitalis and found a very unusual cellular envelope architecture, unique among archaea and unlike that ...

Audio Interview with Michael and Becky Terns

04/12/2010
Microbe magazine's Jeff Fox speaks with Michael and Becky Terns of the University of Georgia, who study microbial clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats- better known as "CRISPR"-systems that enable bacteria and archaea to fend off phages and other forms of invasive DNA. The Terns find that this defense also ...

Audio interview with Jeffrey Brinker--A Quorum of One: Solitary Bacterial Cell Does Its Own Sensing

03/25/2010
Materials scientist Jeffrey Brinker and his collaborators at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M., have confined individual Staphylococcus aureus cells in vessels that consist of porous silica nanostructures. These structures isolate the cells physically and chemically from other cells and allowed the researchers to show that a single bacterial cell ...

Audio interview with Martin Blaser--Losses in Ancestral Microbes Pose Health Risks to Humans

03/11/2010
Selective losses of human-associated microorganisms may be responsible for a wide range of modern ailments, including esophageal diseases, obesity, asthma, and the epidemic spread of high-grade pathogens, according to Martin Blaser from New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City. In two to three generations, humans moved from ...

Monitoring H1N1 with Twitter--interview with Philip Polgreen of the University of Iowa

02/17/2010
Micro-blogging via Twitter is being evaluated as a means for tracking infectious diseases. The 2009 outbreak of H1N1 provided them an opportunity for testing Twitter as an approach for tracking disease outbreaks. From the end of April, researchers at the University of Iowa began collecting Twitter messages, or "tweets," based ...

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