What are the implications of the new gag sequences the WPI has been publishing for the debate about XMRV? As of May 21:
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This episode: Helpful gut bacteria communicate with the immune system!
El podcast del Microbio Nº219 summarize the recent advances and other aspects in the fight against AIDS disease. El podcast... Read More
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
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
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
This episode: Multiple bacterial species can use electricity!
El podcast del Microbio Nº217 describes the symbiosis between the squid Euprymna scolopes and the bacteria Vibrio fischeri.... Read More
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 brings the news about the John Hopskins Hospital decision of replace the new hands-free elect... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº214 summarize the recent work on Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, a fungus that parasitize ants, taki... Read More
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
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
Does the same concern that you discussed with suppressed immunity after a transplant apply to folks who undergo chemotherapy for cancer? (re strongyloides)
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El podcast del Microbio Nº213 summarize the recent finding of marine bacteria that digest plastic published in Nature. El p... Read More
Vincent and Dickson take on the schistosomes, agents of a series of related diseases in humans referred to as schistosomiasis.
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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