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TWiV 199: Of mice, ticks, and pigs

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TWiV 199 Letters

Nels writes:


Dear Vincent,


A note of gratitude to you and your crew for generously “interrogating” my recent paper on the experimental evolution of vaccinia virus.


BTW, it was evolutionary biologist Leigh Van Valen (not Richard Dawkins) who proposed an... Read More

The Hershey-Chase food blender

Should you ever visit Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, New York, be sure to go see the food blender that was used to carry out the well known Hershey-Chase experiment. The blender is located in the Szybalski Reading Room of the Carnegie Library. After entering the front door of the ... Read More

Toxoplasmosis: A T.Gondii Host-pathogen interactome

This parasite interacts with many host proteins and modifies the expression of many more genes creating an interactome with almost 3000 links. In addition it exchanges substrates and metabolites with the host, modifying many biochemical parameters. T.Gondii disrupts multiple signalling network... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 102 - Pathogen Processes Polyp-Popping Prodrug

This episode: Tumor-targeting bacteria selectively activate anti-cancer drug!



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TWiP 44 Letters

Todd writes:

Hello Dixon and Vincent!


Your research and real life experience is slowly getting summarized by researchers so that it can be understood by reporters (aka those who
have a disproportionately loud voice in society):


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TWiP 44: Parasites provide a cricket subsidy for trout

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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From a food blender to real-time fluorescent imaging

Although Avery, MacLeod, and McCarty showed in 1944 that nucleic acid was both necessary and sufficient for the transfer of bacterial genetic traits, protein was still suspected to be a critical component of viral heredity. Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase showed that this hypothesis was incorrec... Read More

TWiV 198 Letters

Edmilson writes:


Dear Vincent,


Great TWIV 197, it is really nice to learn how science was. Fascinating to see how laborious was to do things that nowadays are only "kitology".


Keep up the great podcast.


Cheers,


Edmilson


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TWiV 198: Pox has got a squeeze-box, seals are gonna sneeze all night

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 101 - Prokaryotes Pressurize Platforms

This episode: Bacteria produce gas that can regulate the depth of underwater sensor devices!



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Video: Cloning HeLa cells with Professor Philip I. Marcus

Video of my conversation from TWiV 197 with Professor Philip I. Marcus on his development of the single cell cloning technique in the 1950s, using HeLa cells. Read More

TWiM #40: A mecca for microbiology

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Milestones in Microbiology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Last week I was at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to attend a ceremony designating the well-known laboratory on Long Island as a Milestone in Microbiology site. The purpose of this program, which is administered by the American Society for Microbiology, is to recognize institutions that have subs... Read More

TWiV 197: Cloning HeLa cells with Professor Philip I. Marcus

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 100 - Protozoa Prevent Pathogen Proliferation

This episode: Amoebae snag pathogenic bacteria in soil and carry them around as a portable snack!



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Sanctuary chimps show high rates of drug-resistant staph

Chimpanzees from African sanctuaries carry drug-resistant, human-associated strains of the bacteria Staphlyococcus aureus, a pathogen that the infected chimpanzees could spread to endangered wild ape populations if they were reintroduced to their natural habitat, a new study shows.

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Emerging Gastrointestinal Pathogen Linked With Human Fecal Contamination

A gastrointestinal pathogen associated with fecal contamination was present in 97 of 129 water samples taken from four beaches on the Lake Erie coast of Ohio according to research published in the August issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology (click source to download a .pdf of the jour... Read More

New Diagnostic Fast and Effective at Finding TB in Elephants: Benefits for Pachyderms and Public Health

A serological test is highly accurate at finding tuberculosis infection in elephants, and can determine such infection years before culture, according to a study in the August Clinical and Vaccine Immunology (click source to download the .pdf of the journal article). The issue is critical not on... Read More

New Evidence for Polyomavirus BK Role in Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer morbidity and the third greatest cause of cancer death among men in developed countries. A major question in cancer research has been whether virus infection plays a role in cancers of the genitourinary tract. Now a team of Swiss investigators has n... Read More
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