This episode: Fungi sense worms coming and trap them!
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John D. McKinney, Global Health Institute, School of Life Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), provides an overview of the natural history of TB infection and the global impact of TB on human health.
"The principal obstacle to successful treatment of tuberculosis is the ... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº196: Sarmiento-Ramírez et al describes in FEMS Microbiology that the fungus Fusarium was found t... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº178 is about the %-seconds rule depicted in the animated motion picture "Osmosis Jones". El podca... Read More
El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 134 talks about the report of NDM-1 resistance in Spain . "El Podcast del Microbio" nº 134 habl... Read More
Nº130 and 131 of "El Podcast del Microbio" is dedicated to the New York Times article (Nov 5, 2010) about the search for... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº 170, 171 and 172 are dedicated to the history of the development of Penicillin as a therapeutic... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº 284 summarize the paper by Tong et al published in PNAS about the finding of a distinct lineage of in... Read More
Hello, I have been an avid listener of TWiV over the last 9 months or so and have very much enjoyed the podcast. It is always great to hear a broad, informed discussion on virology, and your recent podcast on viral classification was of particular interest to m... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº258 deals with the sequencing of the Yersinia pestis strain that causes the Black Death. El podcast de... Read More
El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 132 deals with the recent review published in PLoS Pathogens about the AMPs . "El Podcast del M... Read More
El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 140 is dedicated to the recent article about the hypothetic phosphorus substitution by arsenic ... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº261 summarizes the NEJM paper about the use of antiretroviral therapy for prevention of HIV infection,... Read More
Students learn in many different ways than simply taking tests. In my Microbiology course, I have students write a length term paper (a "Microbiography"). As part of this process, students create one page "summaries" of their microbial topic, which I call "Nanobiographies." In this blog post,... Read More
El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 137 is about the relationship between art and microbiology taking as example Edvard Munch's pic... Read More
Eric asked for “advice on how to bridge the gap between clinical medicine, public health, and virology research.” I asked Scott Hammer MD for his thoughts on this question. Here is Dr. Hammer’s response:
Thanks for forwarding this comment. In response, I’d inform y... Read More
A compact, inexpensive microscope operated by a battery is able to diagnose signs of tuberculosis on par with devices that retail for as much as $40,000.
The 2.5 pound microscope was developed by Rice University alumnus Andrew Miller, as his senior design project last year.
The goal was to... Read More
This episode: Scientists engineer E. coli to be addicted to caffeine!
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