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Saving the World with Microbes - A Summer Happy Hour Series at ASM HQ - July 19, 2012

Did you know that your body is home to 10 times more microbes than human cells? Join us at ASM Headquarters on Thursday, July 19, 2012, from 6-8 PM to learn about the human microbiome and its fascinating practical applications. Come mingle with like-minded enthusiasts and curious citizens ove... Read More

TWiM #55: In the copper room



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and  Read More

TWiM #40: A mecca for microbiology



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloStanley Ma... Read More

Tulips broken by viruses

A consequence of the recent warm weather in the northeastern United States is the emergence of crocuses, an event that I documented at the TWiV Facebook page. A reader replied that it reminded her of the highly valued tulips with beautiful variegations produced by viruses.
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TWiM #39: What Darwin never knew



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Read More

Renato Dulbecco, 1914-2012

For the second time in a week I note the passing of an important virologist. Renato Dulbecco, together with David Baltimore and Howard Temin, received the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries about how tumor viruses interact with the genetic material of the cell. Dulbecco a... Read More

TWiP 47: For whom the trich tolls



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson review evid... Read More

TWiM #51: Cave science with Hazel Barton



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and  Read More

TWiP 44: Parasites provide a cricket subsidy for trout



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson explain how... Read More

TWiM #50: These things aren’t even bacteria!



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Read More

TWiP 46: Malaria gets the (zinc) finger



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson meet with J... Read More

TWiP 48: A parasitic cloaking device



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Yosef Sabo


Vincent, Dickson, ... Read More

TWiM #52: Clinical microbiology with Ellen Jo Baron



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and  Read More

Return of Influenza - A “Microbes After Hours” Series - Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall is on the horizon, bringing with it freshly-sharpened pencils, vibrantly-colored leaves, and of course - the annual influenza season. Join us at ASM Headquarters on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 6 - 8 PM ET ( Read More

TWiP 45: Free range Toxoplasma with John Boothroyd



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson discuss Read More

Authors retract paper on detection of murine leukemia virus-releated sequences in CFS patients

A paper that reported finding retroviral sequences in blood from patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been retracted by the authors. Just four days ago the 2009 Science report of Lombardi and colleagues was editorially retracted. As 2011 comes to an end, so does the hypothesis that r... Read More

Threading the NEIDL - Inside a BSL-4 Lab (MWV 68)

Constructed in 2009 in the highly populated South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) facility contains labs that operate at biosafety levels 2, 3 and 4. Due to its location the NEIDL has faced a raft of legal and regulator... Read More

TWiP 51: Modifying mosquitoes with Anthony A. James



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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10 fun facts about antibiotics

This poster has ten (10) mildly interesting facts about antibiotics, just in case you needed a poster or handout for Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 18-24, 2013). You can download PDF at "source" URL, above. Please feel free to share this graphic with your students, classmates, colleagues, frien... Read More

TWiV 164 Letters

Garren writes:


Hello Vincent


I wanted to wish you a happy holidays. I also was hoping to submit another science pick of the week for your show.


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