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TWiV 208: The biomedical research crisis with Jon Yewdell

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TWiV 198: Pox has got a squeeze-box, seals are gonna sneeze all night

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove Read More

TWiV 199 Letters

Nels writes:


Dear Vincent,


A note of gratitude to you and your crew for generously “interrogating” my recent paper on the experimental evolution of vaccinia virus.


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TWiV 280: Post viral

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TWiV 273: Lambda is not just a phage

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 126 - Tamed Trespasser Tramples Tumors

This episode: A harmless pathogen strain combined with radioactivity can fight pancreatic cancer!


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BacterioFiles Special Edition - ASM2013 General Meeting Day 2

Here's my summary of the second day of ASM2013, an exciting day full of science.


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MWV Episode 72 - Jonathan Eisen - Evolvability, the Built Environment and Open Science

Jonathan Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis and is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology.


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MWV Episode 73 - Shutting Down the Government: Yellow Fever and Anthrax

How can something too small to be seen with the naked eye be powerful enough to bring down something like the U.S. Government? It turns out that microbes, mostly invisible, have the extraordinary capacity to affect our lives – through outbreaks of disease and the spread of fear. Twice in hist... Read More

TWiV Special: Ignorance with Stuart Firestein

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Read More

TWiM 76 Letters

Geoffrey writes:


Doctors:

I just got around to listening to episode 12 “Photothermal Nanoblades and Genome Engineering”. Your comment that it would need to be scaled up before it was practical for some of you to use intrigued me. I did a quick Google sear... Read More

TWiP 57: An outbreak of cyclosporiasis

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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TWiV 200 Letters

Luis writes:


Hi TWiVers!


I am writing to you this time because I have just read a short report in “El Pais” (the highest-circulation daily newspaper in our country) referring to the fact that five “exotic” mosquitos are establishing a permanen... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 95 - Plants' Pathogenic Partners

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 80 - Bacterial Breakdown Benefits Bugs

This episode: Bacteria help leaf-cutter ants break down their garden fertilizer!



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TWiV 197: Cloning HeLa cells with Professor Philip I. Marcus

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Philip I. Marcus


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TWiV 210: Bond, covalent bond

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BacterioFiles Special Edition - ASM2013 General Meeting Day 1

I went to the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, in Denver, Colorado, and I wanted to share some of the fascinating science that I experienced. So here's my summary of the first day!


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TWiP 74: Nature has all the answers, what is your question?

Vincent and Dickson review a novel malaria vaccine candidate comprising a parasite protein involved in egress from red blood cells.


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TWiP 73: I'm nibbling my way back to you

Vincent and Dickson discuss how nibbling of human cells by Entamoeba histolytica, a process called amoebic trogocytosis, contributes to cell killing and tissue invasion.


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Read More

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