El podcast del Microbio Nº 170, 171 and 172 are dedicated to the history of the development of Penicillin as a therapeutic... 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
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
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
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" Nº 132 deals with the recent review published in PLoS Pathogens about the AMPs . "El Podcast del M... Read More
On this episode, J... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº261 summarizes the NEJM paper about the use of antiretroviral therapy for prevention of HIV infection,... Read More
This episode: Discovery of a bacterium infected by two distinct organisms at the same time!
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
Harvard University is home to some of the world’s finest virologists. But apparently they do not communicate with the writers at Harvard Magazine, where a botched story on the avian H5N1 influenza virus has just been published. Read More
Dr, Francis Su is a mathematician at Harvey Mudd College in Southern California. Last week, he was honored with the prestigious Haimo Teaching Award of the Mathematics Association of America at the Join Math Meetings in San Diego. His acceptance speech is inspiring to any educator and any stud... Read More
Deans of public health schools in the United States have sent a letter to President Obama, in which they criticize the use of a vaccination campaign by the Central Intelligence Agency in Pakistan to hunt for Osama bin Laden. I wonder if he will reply. Read More
Poliovirus has made the cover of Time magazine. The Time cover image for the 14 January 2013 issue is a model of poliovirus bound to a soluble form of its cellular receptor, CD155. I was part of the team that solved the structure of this complex in 2000, together with the laboratories of Jim Hog... Read More
This episode: Soil microbe has a good enzyme for degrading cyanide pollution!
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Intestinal permeability and the translocation of bacteria, viruses and antigens through the mucosal epithelium seems to play a role in many illnesses from celiac disease over diabetes to HIV and immune activation. Do we take into account that intestinal permeability could play a very important r... Read More