This episode: Bacteria and predacious fungi work together to trap nematodes!
This episode: Bacteria in mosquitoes could prevent Dengue fever!
How cool is that to be listening to you all reading my emails with Peter Sandman while I am stuck in traffic.
I loved the discussion and want to send a big thank you to Michael for joining in and giving us the missing perspective of what the NSABB ... Read More
As a developmental biologist and post-doc, I greatly enjoy your show which gives me both information and distraction from pipetting small volumes from one tube to another in the lab. Recently, my lab enjoyment was cut short by a w... Read More
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A year has passed since the last reported case of poliomyelitis in India, which occurred on 13 January 2011 in a two year old girl in Howrah, West Bengal. Read More
This episode: Our archaeal ancestors may have been more important to us than bacterial!
Science writer Carl Zimmer writes a masterful blog piece tracing the history of the study of ecosystems, from lakes to the human microbiome. Just one interesting fact: In their lifetimes, individual humans will produce about five elephants worth of microbes. Read More
The Judges' Choice for The Scientist magazine's 2011 Labby Multimedia Awards is this cute video on how microbes are essential for snow formation.
Dear TWiV hosts,
I'm sure you've already heard about this, but I was curious what your take on this study is.
This 2000 paper, published in Chest, shows that chicken soup is capable of inhibiting neutrophil chemotaxis in vitro, thus providing some evidence for the soup's traditional role as a home cure for respiratory infections.
Helpfully, the soup recipe used in the study is also included. And it ... Read More
I love your show very much and this is not my first comment. I load firewood and paint as I listen to you guys, thanks so much for the inspiration over what is becoming years. I'm not an audio learner, though my mind is quite stimulated by what I hear. ... Read More
Vincent, I am a huge fan of TWIV and thank you and the others for taking time out of your busy schedule to do the program. I have my B.S. in Biology and Chemistry and would love to go back to school. I read textbooks, listen to podcasts from itunesU and... Read More
Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of nematodes with the whipworm Trichuris trichiura.
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Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of protozoan parasites that cause diarrhea with a review of amebic dysentery caused by Entamoeba histolytica.
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Vincent and Dickson move on to nematodes with a discussion of the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis.
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