Paul Duprex joins the TWiV team to discuss the current moratorium on viral research to alter transmission, range and resistance, infectivity and immunity, and pathogenesis.
Hey Vincent, Elio, Michele and Michael!
I'm a first year microbiology graduate student at UC Berkeley and an avid listener of twim. Elio's snippet from the most recent podcast reminded me of a personal anecdote that might be useful to share with... Read More
The TWiVocytes answer questions about Ebola virus, including mode of transmission, quarantine, incubation period, immunity, and much more.
Prof. Szybalski might have been referring to a truck with a wood gas generator
Apparently they are still in use north of the b... Read More
This episode: Deep-sea thermophile bacteriophage is pirated by another scurvy genetic element!
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When I became Peter Palese’s first Ph.D. student in 1976, his laboratory at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City was in dire need of shelves. The laboratory benches (pictured) had no room for storing the many bottles of reagents that I was beginning to generate. Read More
This is a good news story all around. UC Berkeley engineers, Michael D'Amrosio and Matthew Bakalar (UC Berkeley Bioengineering) with medical personal from NIAID, Dr. Thomas Nutaman and his collaborators from Cameroon and France collectively took the omni-present global resource, a standard smar... Read More
Host: Vincent Racaniello
Guests: Ben Fensterheim, Megan Freeman, Bobak Parang, and Meredith Rogers
Vincent... Read More
The TWiV gang reviews ten fascinating, compelling, and riveting virology stories from 2014.
My research is focused on the biofilms formation, Motility (swarming and swiming ) and QS in fluorescent Pseudomonas (P. aeruginosa and P. fluorescens).
In laboratory a interaction had been with insect and bacteria metabo... Read More
Dear Vincent, Dickson and Daniel,
I think the latest case describes cutaneous furuncular myiasis.
The lesion on the young man's buttock is suggestive of a botfly infection with the larvae most likely of the species Derm... Read More
Infections can come from a wide range of different ways such as shaking someone hand or touching something with a infection i like a hand towel and as some of you will know part of why in hospital the spread of infection so easy to happen people are together in hospital as such if infection s... Read More