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The State of Science in America

A new survey published by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and the American Association for the Advancement of Science checks the pulse of how scientists and the public view the field of science. For example:

17% of the public thinks that U.S. scientific achievements rate a... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 89 - Counting Cloud Communities

This episode: Sampling storm cloud microbial communities with hailstones!





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TWiP 15 Letters

Eric writes:

Doctors Racaniello and Despomier,


My name is Eric and I am an undergraduate student at DePauw University, a small liberal arts institution in Greencastle Indiana. I am part of a science research program but because I don't have the capacity to conduct pu... Read More

TWiV 179: Was ist ein Virus?



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Read More

TWiP 34 Letters

Raihan writes:


Hello Professors Racaniello and Despommier,


In TWIP #33, Dr Despommier said that certain parasites do not need receptors to enter cells, while Dr Racaniello then said that all viruses require a receptor for entry. I might be wro... Read More

1982 Stanley Prusiner

SheepStanley Prusiner finds evidence that disea... Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 92



El Dr. José Antonio Castillo, obtuvo su doctorado en la Universidad de Chile y luego realizo una estancia postdoctoral en el Departamento de Genética Molecular y Biología Celular, de la Universidad de Ch... Read More

TWiV 190: The second ferret of the Apocalypse



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and 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.


Enverdecimiento de los cít... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 71 - Bright Bacteria Brave Biting

This episode: Some ocean bacteria glow to attract those that eat them!





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TWiV 176 Letters

Richard writes:


Hi Vincent,


Just listened to this weeks twiv, and the q dot dyes you mentioned are also used in electronics. There they are used as a ultra precise phosphor. In that application blue light from LEDs can be re-emitted as red, an... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 78 - Proving Prions Provide Positives

This episode: Prions may actually help yeast populations survive!





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TWiV 112: Creating a killer poxvirus





On episode 112 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Rich review the mak... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 70 - Microbes Make Multiple Magnets

This episode: Some bacteria have been discovered that construct multiple types of magnet in their cells!





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AmicBase: Database of Antimicrobials

Detailed antibiotic inhibitory data of licensed drugs on the major markets of Europe, Japan and USA is now available in one database on the internet. The database is named AmicBase Drugs-Online 2011 and is published for information and educational purposes. This service is free. Click source to ... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 64 - Proving Probiotic Products

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




D... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 77 - Bioluminescent Bifidus Binds Bumps

This episode: Using glowing bacteria to image tumors in the body!





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TWiV 134: Meet Ralph, your cruise director



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Read More

TWiV 192 Letters

Colm writes:


Do you plan to do any promotion of an #asv2012 hashtag for the meeting in Madison this year? I remember some limited tweeting from Minneapolis last year (in between melting into the sidewalk) but I think TWiV would be a great way to promote it ahead of ti... Read More

Retroviruses and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal disorder of unknown etiology. The disease involves degeneration of motor neurons, leading to paralysis, respiratory failure, and death within five years. A viral etiology for ALS has been ... Read More

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