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TWiV 136 Letters

Valerie writes:


What are the implications of the new gag sequences the WPI has been publishing for the debate about XMRV? As of May 21:


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/JF907633.1


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/JF907634.1


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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 42 - Beneficial Bowel Bugs

This episode: Helpful gut bacteria communicate with the immune system!


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El podcast del Microbio Nº219. Día de la lucha contra el SIDA (Day against AIDS)



























El podcast del Microbio Nº219 summarize the recent advances and other aspects in the fight against AIDS disease. El podcast... Read More

June 2011 Microbe Feature article--Bat White-Nose Syndrome in North America

The June 2001 issue of Microbe magazine is now online, including the feature article
Bat White-Nose Syndrome in North America
by David S. Blehert, Jeffrey M. Lorch, Anne E. Ballmann, Paul M. Cryan, and Carol U. Meteyer

Since 2007, infections by a previously unrecognized, perhaps imported... Read More

XMRV is a recombinant virus from mice

The novel human retrovirus XMRV has been associated with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome. The nucleotide sequence of XMRV isolated from humans indicates that the virus is nearly identical with XMRV produced from a human prostate tumor cell line called 22Rv1. This cell line was deriv... Read More

TWiM #8: Live in NOLA

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El podcast del Microbio Nº 218. Sepias Espaciales (Space Squids)



























El podcast del Microbio Nº218 is about the experiment to be don in the last flight of the space shuttle Endeavour. The squi... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 41 - Current-Catching Carbon Converters

This episode: Multiple bacterial species can use electricity!


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El podcast del Microbio Nº 217. La sepia y la bacteria (the squid and the bacteria)



























El podcast del Microbio Nº217 describes the symbiosis between the squid Euprymna scolopes and the bacteria Vibrio fischeri.... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº 216: Las Bacterias y la Física (Bacteria and Physics)



























El podcast del Microbio Nº216 sumarize the entry "Fine Reading: When Microbial Conversations Get Physical" published in M... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº215. Grifos antiguos versus nuevos (old fashioned faucets versus new ones)



























El podcast del Microbio Nº215 brings the news about the John Hopskins Hospital decision of replace the new hands-free elect... Read More

TWiV 135: Live in the Big Easy

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Roger Hendrix, Read More

TWiV 135 Letters

Michael writes:


I had previously wondered why the technology discussed on episode “Barking Up the Ri... Read More

El podcast del microbio Nº 214: El ataque de las hormigas zombi



























El podcast del Microbio Nº214 summarize the recent work on Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, a fungus that parasitize ants, taki... Read More

New Elsevier Slogan: “It’s All about The Benjamins”

Rich Condit found an article highly critical of the original Wakefield study (claiming a link between MMR vaccine and autism) which was published in the same issue of Lancet. He asked the publisher, Elsevier, to open up the article to non-subscribers so he could recommend it as a pick of the wee... Read More

Drivers of bacterial à-diversity depend on spatial scale

PDF of recent "Open Access" PNAS paper on bacterial biogeography. The paper (of which I am an author) made use of rRNA PCR to survey bacteria in salt marshes. The bacteria were surveyed broadly (using broadly targeted PCR primers) and narrowly (using primers that focused on specific taxonomic... Read More

TWiP 26 Letters

Jim writes:

Prof Dickson,


Does the same concern that you discussed with suppressed immunity after a transplant apply to folks who undergo chemotherapy for cancer? (re strongyloides)


Jim
Smithfield, VA


Spencer writes:


Hi V... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº213. Bacterias come-plástico (Plastic eater bacteria)



























El podcast del Microbio Nº213 summarize the recent finding of marine bacteria that digest plastic published in Nature. El p... Read More

TWiP 26: The schistosomes

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Vincent and Dickson take on the schistosomes, agents of a series of related diseases in humans referred to as schistosomiasis.


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Canine hepacivirus, a relative of hepatitis C virus

Contemporary human viruses most likely originated by cross-species transmission from non-human animals. Examples include HIV-1, which crossed from chimpanzees to humans, and SARS coronavirus, which originated in bats. Since the 1989 discovery of hepatitis C virus (classified as a hepacivirus in ... Read More

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