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I teach an intro biology course on viruses at Vassar College. We do our introductory biology a little bit differently; each class has a theme through which we explore the fundamental principles of biology. Mine is on viruses and t... Read More
This episode: Bacteria have effects on brain development!
Science writer Carl Zimmer writes a masterful blog piece tracing the history of the study of ecosystems, from lakes to the human microbiome. Just one interesting fact: In their lifetimes, individual humans will produce about five elephants worth of microbes. Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº185 deals with the discussions inside WHO about the fate of the last vials with smallpox virus. E... Read More
Last week we discussed the second known virophage, but we didn’t have any explanation of why such viruses might evolve. This week we have the discovery of a third virophage, hints of many more, and a hypothesis for what they might be doing in the global ecosystem. Read More
Dr.'s Racaniello and Despommier,
Vincent and Dickson discuss the life cycle and pathogenesis of Onchocerca volvulus, the vector-borne filarial nematode parasite that causes onchocerciasis, or river blindness.
Do... Read More
El episodio de hoy trata el tema de hongos presentes en la atmosfera que actuan como alergenos. Nuestro invitado es el Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº183 and 184 tells the history of Leo Szilard and Aaron Novick , inventors of the chemostat. El... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº182 resumes the paper by Chenoll et al. published in Applied and Enviroenmental Microbiology that... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº180 is about the recent PNAS paper on the comparative genomics used in the investigation of Ameri... Read More
I'm a chemical engineer by background and I’ve done downstream process development in biopharma for years. Just lately, I've started working on a part-time bio Masters I’ve been taking all the standard cell/molecular bio classes I never... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº179 resumes the paper published in Water Research about the findings of Cryptosporidium and Giard... Read More
A second virophage has been identified. The name does not signify a virus that infects another virus – it means virus eater.
El podcast del Microbio Nº178 is about the %-seconds rule depicted in the animated motion picture "Osmosis Jones". El podca... Read More
24 March 2011 – To mark World TB Day, ARCHIVE urges government, private and third sector authorities to pay greater attention to housing/living conditions as an important measure in the fight against tuberculosis (TB).
Peter Williams, Founder and Executive Director of ARCHIVE, says: “Decent l... Read More
3This episode: Slime molds farm their own bacterial food!
Myra McClure, Professor in the Division of Infection and Immunity, University College of London, U.K., has focused on retroviruses for much of her research career. I discussed the potential role of the retrovirus XMRV in prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome with Dr. McClure during ICAAC ... Read More