Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel provide the solution to last week's case study, present a new one, and discuss how immune suppression by nematodes increases tuberculosis fatality in African buffalo.
Vincent and Dickson discuss the spread of P. knowlesi in Malaysia, and how Leishmania parasites protect the sandfly gut from bacterial infection.
Behold some of the bacteria that grew when an 8-year-old boy who had been playing outside pressed his hand onto a large Petri dish. The photo has been getting lots of buzz after his mom posted it on MicrobeWorld last week.
Tasha Sturm, who works as a microbiology lab tech at Cabrillo College ... Read More
This episode: Remnants of viral infection left behind in squirrels' genome may protect them from incoming viruses!
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It's true that I adore microbiology, and I am lucky to teach it each year to my micronauts. So it was time to commit. Here is my second "Microbial Supremacy" tattoo! The artwork is by Peggy Muddles (http://www.redbubble.com/people/thevexedmuddler/works/15659350-microbial-badass-tattoo-full-co... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how fluctuation in the price of guinea pig food could help transmission of the agent of Chagas disease, and present a new case study for your consumption.
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Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.
En este episodio de La Radio el Mundo de los Microbios, la Calidad microbiológica del agua en Cochabamba, Bolivia y otros temas estarán siendo discutidos con la Lic. Mercedes Iriarte, investigadora de C.A.S.A. (Centro de Aguas y Saneamiento Ambiental), de la Universidad Mayor de San Simón, en... Read More
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello
Special guest: Rob Knight
Vincent meets up with Rob Knight to talk about the technology that has... Read More
Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss how norovirus, an enteric virus, can replace the functions of the gut microbiome.
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel review new insight into antigenic variation in trypanosomes, reveal the difficult solution to the last case study, and present another mystery for your solving.
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel present a new case study, and discuss the effect of chronic malaria infection on wild warbler life span and telomere degradation.