This episode: Scientists figure out how to utilize the prokaryotic immune system!
While it is true that Taenia saginata tends to be benign as helminthic infestations go in humans, the same cannot be said for Taenia solium.
In both cases, ingestion of (encysted) larvae leads to enteric infestation wi... Read More
This episode: Salmonella strain engineered to induce our cells to immunize us against diseases!
A note of gratitude to you and your crew for generously “interrogating” my recent paper on the experimental evolution of vaccinia virus.
BTW, it was evolutionary biologist Leigh Van Valen (not Richard Dawkins) who proposed an... Read More
This episode: A harmless pathogen strain combined with radioactivity can fight pancreatic cancer!
Here's my summary of the second day of ASM2013, an exciting day full of science.
On this episode, J... Read More
This episode: Bacteria help leaf-cutter ants break down their garden fertilizer!
Vincent and Di... Read More