Multiple viruses have been linked to ME/CFS suggesting that multiple pathogens cause the same disease or several diseases with core signs and symptoms. Or if you are on Team XMRV /MuLV - a retrovirus could be the mastermind. No matter how you slice it in science, questions beget theories which... Read More
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I'm currently working as a technician in the biochemistry and molecular biophysics department at Columbia, having just received my BA from here in the Spring. First of all, I'd like to join the chorus of praises ... Read More
This episode: Bacteria as fertilizer!
El podcast del Microbio Nº 164 and 165 are dedicated to the history of the development of the Lotka-Volterra model. El podc... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº 162 is dedicated to the article by Heijtz et al. on the role of gut microbiota in brain developm... Read More
Dean Dawson, Associate Member of the Cell Cycle and Cancer Biology Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, has authored a post on Small Things Considered which explores Candida's chromosomal instability and unorthodox reproduction process.
"Who hasn't heard of Candida? I... Read More
This is guest blog post i wrote for Biocareers website (for life sciences industry). Its intention is to highlight how people can combine interest in microbiology with growing field of bioinformatics. Comments welcome. Read More
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I am a science journalist based in India and have, over time, become addicted to TWiV. I enjoy the jokes and puns that come along, making TWiV a nice way to to broaden my knowledge and keep up to date. (Oh - and I also faithfully... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº 161 resumes the recent article by Ermolaeva et al. about the use of "cold plasma" to kill bacter... Read More
Anna Skalka of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa., discusses research into the ages of various virus families with Jeffrey Fox of Microbe magazine Read More
El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 160 is dedicated to the discovery of the virus that infects the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans... Read More
This episode: Artificial proteins actually function in bacteria!
The first detailed study of infection of nonhuman primates with the retrovirus XMRV reveals that the virus establishes a persistent infection characterized by infection of multiple tissues. Viremia (virus in the blood) is low and transient, with proviral DNA detectable in blood lymphocytes. The ... Read More
A collection of funny images about microbiology. Although the text is in Spanish language, it can be easily understood. Read More
El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 159 : Herpes Simplex Virus-1. Read More
Merry Youle of Small Things Considered has a new post about the history of American chestnut blight and the scientific efforts to restock North America with these stately giants through the introduction of biological control agents or with more traditional plant breeding techniques.
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Have you heard about the Earth Microbiome Project? Led by the laboratories of Jack Gilbert from Argonne National Labs along with Folker Meyer (Argonne), Janet Jansson (LBNL), Rob Knight (University of Colorado), this is a pioneering effort to characterize the global microbial taxonomic and func... Read More