Are you an early career scientist who is interested in public outreach? Do you want to share your love of microbiology with the world? Consider applying to the American Society for Microbiology’s Headquarter Communications Fellowship. This 6-month fellowship in Wash... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel consider the delivery of anti-trypanosome nanobodies to the tsetse fly via a bacterial symbiont, and present a new case study.
It goes by many names: Delhi belly. Montezuma's revenge. The Aztec two-step. But doctors use one not-so-glamorous term: traveler's diarrhea. Read More
This episode: Cancer-killing viruses could work even better when loaded into stem cells!
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This article provides the preliminary results of a possible treatment/ Biological control agent for White Nose Syndrome (WNS) cause by Pseudogymnoascus destructans. It is estimated that over 5.5 of North American bats have died due to this deadly disease. Recently this method of treatment descri... Read More
In midsummer 1986, five years after starting my poliovirus laboratory at Columbia University, I received a letter from Frederick L. Schaffer, a virologist at the University of California, Berkeley, asking if I would like to have his collection of poliovirus stocks. He was retiring and the sample... Read More
This episode: Bacteria from wastewater treatment sludge can produce lots of biodegradable plastic!
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Tom talks with Vincent about viral central nervous system infections of global importance, Ebola virus, and running the fastest marathon dressed as a doctor.
Nervous in San Diego writes:
Dear Professors of TWiM,
Dear Vincent, Dickson and Daniel,
Host: Vincent Racaniello
Guest: Katherine A. High
Vincent speaks with Katherine High about her... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss identification of an erythrocyte protein essential for invasion of Plasmodium falciparum, and introduce a new case study.
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Patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) showed clinical improvement after extended treatment with the anti-B-cell monoclonal antibody rituximab. This result suggests that in a subset of patients, ME/CFS might be an autoimmune disease. Read More
This episode: Bacteria living in plants could help plants clean up cancer-causing pollutants!
(6.9 MB, 7.5 minutes)
Vincent, Alan, and Kathy continue their coverage of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, with a discussion of case fatality ratio, reproductive index, a conspiracy theory, and spread of the virus to the United States.
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This episode: Microbes in the human gut seem to prevent/inhibit cholera!
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