Vincent and Dickson converse with Peter Hotez about global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical diseases.
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This episode: Bacteria could help plants clean up heavy metal-contaminated soils!
Jeff Fox of Microbe magazine interviews Dylan Pillai of the University of Toronto on how genomic analysis is used by epidemiologists and clinical microbiologists to reconstruct bacterial disease outbreaks or analyze difficult individual cases Read More
Would you like to read a concise and well-written review about how genomics has influenced our understanding of infectious diseases? Click "source" above for a satisfying account by David Relman, one of the leading contributors to this field.
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This episode: Stomach bacteria reveal some of human history!
There is a new peer-reviewed outreach activity released by ASM and available via the ASM Outreach and Classroom Activities website (http://www.asm.org/index.php/education/classroom-and-outreach-activities.html). During this activity, students answer a "personality quiz." Upon completion of the q... Read More
What's the deal with the embargos anyway? I know it's called the NEJM rule, and I suspect it has to do with perhaps the press or big business somehow taking off with an idea before it's time, but I haven't seen that ended by this practice.
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This episode: Bacteria and predacious fungi work together to trap nematodes!
Jeff Fox of Microbe Magazine discusses new hepatitis C drugs with Tina Valbh of Pharmaka Consulting Read More
Dear Dick and Vincent,
I am a doctor of pharmacy and I have listened to all of your podcasts and have read many of your book suggestions (TWIV and TWIP). I thoroughly enjoy them and hang on every word of Dick's stories. I would like to say a few things... Read More
Vincent and Dickson discuss medical entomology with Robert W. Gwadz, Assistant Chief of the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research at NIAID.
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Last week I attended the 30th annual meeting of the American Society for Virology in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the morning symposia, which consist of formal 35-minute talks, I decided to post ongoing summaries of each talk on Twitter, a process known as ‘live tweeting’ or ‘live blogging’. S... Read More
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Thanks for all the information you give and how you make me think. I really liked your discussions on TWIV 136 - exit XMRV, not as much for the science ( which was cool) but for the discussio... Read More
This is a paper that speaks of horizontal gene transfer in cancer, something that is against the widely recognized model of cancer development of a vertically evolved system that gives rise to tumors. Albeit, this system involves an in vitro model of a EBV induced cancer, viruses have historica... Read More