This episode: Bacteria on your skin affect your attractiveness to mosquitoes!
I did the homework Professor Vince assigned and went to see the movie Contagion. I really liked the movie and was very pleased with the way the science was portrayed.
I am an Environmental Health and Safety Manager ... Read More
The third annual installment of my virology course at Columbia University, Biology W3310, has begun, and all the lectures will be available online. Read More
John D. Kraemer, JD, MPH, assistant professor of health systems administration at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, and Lawrence O. Gostin, the Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law and faculty director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Gl... Read More
Following the results from Libkind et al paper in PNAS, "El podcast del microbio" Nº 247 discuss the different hypothesis about ... Read More
El podcast del microbio Nº 245 y 246 summarize the paper by Libkind et al in PNAS about the possible origin of Saccharomyces pas... Read More
The finding of viral nucleic acid sequences in illegally imported wildlife products has attracted the attention of the New York Times, which published an article entitled From the jungle to J.F.K., viruses cross borders in monkey meat. Read More
Tracey McDole, a PhD student in the lab of Dr. Forest Rohwer, San Diego State University, has authored a post on Small Things Considered that looks at recent research published in PNAS that questions the physical limits to cell behavior.
"The word marginal means to be at the outer or lower l... Read More
With the news of a trial badger cull in England as an attempt to reduce the levels of Mycobacterium bovis or bovine TB in cattle, this post reviews why it is so important to reduce the level of the organism in the cattle and badger populations. Read More
El podcast del microbio Nº 243 summarize the Science article by Abi-Rached et al. about the interbreeding between neandhertal an... Read More
El podcast del microbio Nº 242 tells the history of the use of Rhodotorula yeast as a source of pigments for the egg yolk. El po... Read More
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
Thanks again for all the effort and care you invest into your podcasts. I'm writing today to suggest a pick of the week: The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. Suzuki, one of Canada's scientist/rock-stars, hosts... Read More
This episode: Some ocean bacteria glow to attract those that eat them!
ASM has launched a new web portal, http://clinmicro.asm.org, a one-stop site with a variety of information needed for the day-to-day work of diagnostic microbiologists and immunologists.
The Clinical Microbiology portal brings together all of ASM’s clinical and external relevant content.
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El podcast del microbio Nº 241 summarize the article published in Science Translational Medicine about the impact of probiotics ... Read More
Vincent and Dickson discuss... Read More
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