Dear Dick and Vincent,
I am a doctor of pharmacy and I have listened to all of your podcasts and have read many of your book suggestions (TWIV and TWIP). I thoroughly enjoy them and hang on every word of Dick's stories. I would like to say a few things... Read More
Episode 54 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy on September 17, 2011, features a live recorded video episode of This Week in Microbiology (TWiM), a podcast about life on Earth.
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This episode: A virus influences the competition between two species of parasitoid wasp!
Influenza H5N1 virus frightens many because of the widely quoted case fatality ratio of >50%, which is based on the number of deaths among the fewer than 600 cases confirmed by the World Health Organization. Such fear is misguided, because it is likely that the fatality ratio is far lower. For e... Read More
I love your podcast! I am a postdoc in Joe DeRisi's lab at UCSF and I know that right now I am supposed to be aiming for a faculty job. But my real goal is to discover something cool enough to end up on TWIV.
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What's the deal with the embargos anyway? I know it's called the NEJM rule, and I suspect it has to do with perhaps the press or big business somehow taking off with an idea before it's time, but I haven't seen that ended by this practice.
In my f... Read More
El Dr. Raul Cano es Profesor Emérito de la Universidad Politécnica del Estado de California en San Luis Obispo, dondetambién ocupa la posición de UNOCAL Chair for Environmental Studies y es Director del ... Read More
A team at MIT has been able to use a genetically engineered virus to help build carbon nanotubes, microscopic cylinders that are integral in constructing high-efficiency solar cells. These nanotubes had proven difficult to construct due to their small size, and traditional techniques were doing ... Read More
In a lead editorial the New York Times argues why the recent research on avian influenza H5N1 should not be published, and why it constitutes a threat to humanity. They get all of the facts wrong, and base their opinions on incorrect science. Among the problems: they flatly state that 600 humans... Read More
I still wonder why the influenza virus H5N1 ferret transmission studies generated such fear and misunderstanding among the public, the press, and even some scientists. I still cannot fully explain what transpired, but now that the papers have been published some new clues have emerged. Read More
ASM has launched a new web portal, http://clinmicro.asm.org, a one-stop site with a variety of information needed for the day-to-day work of diagnostic microbiologists and immunologists.
The Clinical Microbiology portal brings together all of ASM’s clinical and external relevant content.
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Wildebeest (Gnu) are ruminants as they belong to the family bovidae like the domestic cow etc. Whereas Zebra belong to the family equidae and are monogastrics.
Again a great show.
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Artist Anna Dumitriu's exhibition entitled The Normal Flora Project features live bacteria intertwined with articles of cloth, from a lab coat patterned with bacteria and mold to a dress patterned with pigments from environmental bacteria. Her site features many interesting projects that blur th... Read More