The virus that is causing alarm among global public health authorities after it killed a man in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia earlier this year and is now linked to two other cases of disease is a novel type of coronavirus most closely related to viruses found in bats, according to a genetic analysis to ... Read More
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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Trematodes are commonly referred to as flukes. This term can be traced back to the Saxon name f... Read More
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This episode: Scientists engineer cyanobacteria to release biofuels at high temperatures!
This episode: Discovering what is living in our navels!
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In this blog entry, I discuss some recent work at the intersection of art and microbiology. I go on to show how this intersection can be useful in the classroom. Read More
This video shows you how a Class 1 microbiological safety cabinet works. Read More
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
This episode: Figuring out which bacteria help fecal transplants work so well against C. difficile!
We celebrated the 200th episode of TWiV by visiting the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University Medical Center, where we met with Elke, Paul, and Ron to talk about building and working in a BSL4 facility. It was an amazing visit that will be fully documented in an... Read More
The Koala retrovirus (KoRV) continues to spread within Australia, according to results of a new analysis of a larger sample size from a wider geographical range than was previously studied. Read More
Here is a transcript of TWiM episode #47, "Resistance on the surface". Thanks to Raphael Fernandez and Steve Stokowski for transcription.
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Maryn McKenna summarizes what we know about the murder of six people working as polio vaccinators who were targeted in three separate coordinated attacks in Pakistan. This comes in the wake of the CIA ruse in 2011 who used an immunization campaign to find Osama Bin Laden. Read More