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Palese: Don’t censor live-saving science

Renowned influenza virologist Peter Palese has penned an opinion column for the science journal Nature in which he uses his experience in reconstructing the 1918 pandemic influenza virus strain to question the censoring of H5N1 results by the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSAB... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº133. Bacterial colours in insects



























El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 133 resumes the article published in Science about the change of colour in aphids due to a bact... Read More

Creepy Critters - Experiment

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DNA: Blueprint for Life

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Exhausted by Illness, and Doubts

New York Times article by David Tuller, a journalism professor at Berkeley, on chronic fatigue syndrome and the retrovirus XMRV. The main focus of the article are four papers published in the journal Retrovirology at the end of 2010 which pointed to contamination as a potential issue for those a... Read More

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Small Things Considered


The purpose of Small Things Considered is to share appreciation for the width and depth of the microbial activities on this pla... Read More

TWiP 9: Mala aria



Vincent and Dickson move on to protozoan parasites with a discussion of the early history of malaria.


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TWiP 11: One times three million



Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of malaria, with emphasis on clinical aspects of the disease.


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TWiP 24: Onchocerca volvulus, a vector-borne, filarial nematode



Vincent and Dickson discuss the life cycle and pathogenesis of Onchocerca volvulus, the vector-borne filarial nematode parasite that causes onchocerciasis, or river blindness.


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Fungal Growth and Reproduction

As the “humongous fungus” shows, fungi can grow to enormous mass if unimpeded.

Hyphae grow by adding cells at the tip. Hyphae are very tiny, measuring only a few microns in diameter in some cases. But they can also be incredibly strong, punching through not only the soft membranes of animal ... Read More

TWiV 81: Be a virus, see the world



On episode #81 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent and Rich answer listener questions on viruses and gluten allergy, RNA silencing, influenza virus, herpes simplex virus, HIV/AIDS, chronic fatigue s... Read More

TWiP 3: Trichinella spiralis



Vincent and Dick distinguish among intracellular and extracellular parasites, then discuss the history and general characteristics of Trichinella spiralis.


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TWiP 32: Evasive trypanosomes and schistosomes



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson discuss immune evasio... Read More

TWiV 86 letters

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I found your podcast through the Microbe World website. Thanks to Microbe World, I've been unable to sate my thirst for knowledge about the microscopic organisms that act as the foundation for our planet. So, I stumble across a podcast about viruses? Hel... Read More

MTS38 - Jonathan Eisen - An Embarrassment of Genomes



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MTS37 - Hazel Barton - Cave Dwellers



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Influenza H5N1 is not lethal in ferrets after airborne transmission

Ron Fouchier has discussed his influenza H5N1 transmission experiments in ferrets at an ASM Biodefense Conference, clarifying several assumptions about the transmissibility of the virus in this animal model. Read More

MTS34 - Pratik Shah - Combatting Pathogens with Polyamines

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