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TWiP 16: Giardia



Vincent and Dickson review the life cycle and pathogenesis of the flagellated protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia.


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TWiP 27: Trematodes



Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of trematodes, or flukes, which have a snail as a reservoir host.


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TWiP 39: I encyst, said the amoeba



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson review the biology an... Read More

TWiM #11: Chickens, antibiotics, and asthma



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmid... Read More

TWiV 113: Alan Rein on XMRV



Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss the retrovirus XMRV with retrovirologist Alan Rein ... Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 86



El Dr. Jose Carlos Rodrigues es originario de Brasil y actualmente se desempeña como profesor e investigador de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, recinto de Mayaguez. Su campo de acción es la fitopatología ... Read More

Cathy Squires - Career Profile

It All Started With Chicken Water


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TWiM 22 Letters

Jim writes:

I'm greatly concerned about the harmful effects of nanotechnology. I'm old, but have grand kids, who already have to live with all kinds of junk in the environment. I guess it's a topic that fits in the virology category, too, since are not nanotech-sized parti... Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 65



A continuación: enverdecimiento de los cítricos; calentamiento global y microbios del suelo antártico; revestimiento de antibióticos; y una planta, un hongo y un virus.


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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 64 - Proving Probiotic Products

This episode: Probiotic yogurt doesn't seem to change microbial community much!




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Staph's Virulence and Resistance Genes Can Transfer in Pairs

Scientists studying Staphylococcus bacteria, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), have discovered a potent staph toxin responsible for disease severity. They also found the gene for the toxin traveling with a genetic component of Staphylococcus that controls resistance to antibiotic... Read More

TWiM 29 Letters

Charlotte writes:

At the beginning of Twim #28 Michael articulated his love for math and around minute 12 his desire for "ground truthing" the number of times one touches their face. In response I o... Read More

News from the NIH Human Microbiome Project

The NIH Human Microbiome Project, initiated in 2008, is a five-year endeavor at capacity building and creating a community resource to support this emerging field. As a part of developing community resources, the HMP is announcing: 1) key findings on a very large study of the microbiomes of heal... Read More

Sign Up for the Scrub Club

The Scrub Club created by NSF International is designed for children who are 3 to 8 years of age. The web site is a fun, interactive and educational resource that teaches children about the microbes that make them sick and the proper way to wash their hands. The site is a hodgepodge of fun flash... Read More

Legal opinion: H5N1 research and the limits of government regulation of science

John D. Kraemer, JD, MPH, assistant professor of health systems administration at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, and Lawrence O. Gostin, the Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law and faculty director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Gl... Read More

TWiV 170: From variolous effluvia to VLPs



Hosts: Alan DoveRich Condit, and Dickson Despommier<... Read More

TWiP 17 Letters

Bjorn writes:

Hi Vincent and Dickson,


I want to correct a statement you made in the trypanosomes episode. Apolipoprotein L-I in human blood kills only the subspecies Trypanosoma brucei brucei, whereas the East African subspecies Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and the... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 60 - Making Mysterious Microbial Missives

This episode: Sending secret messages with glowing bacteria!




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TWiV 169: Epidemiology causes conclusions



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TWiV 115: Color me infected



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