This episode: Slime mold cells carry bacteria with them, some for food and some for chemical warfare!
Your most recent TWIV in Nebraska made me want to add a few verses to that old kids’ song…
“There’s a virus in the alga in the paramecium on the speck on the flea on the wart on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in th... Read More
Here is a transcript of TWiM episode #47, "Resistance on the surface". Thanks to Raphael Fernandez and Steve Stokowski for transcription.
The transcript is also available as a pdf file - click here to download.
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In case this didn’t make the news in the city, I thought you might be interested in this report of Hantavirus in the Adirondacks. It looks like a wooden lean-to was the “scene of the crime” again!
This episode: Virus acts as vector to cure deadly genetic disorder!
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Trematodes are commonly referred to as flukes. This term can be traced back to the Saxon name f... Read More
This episode: Fungi transmit warning signals between plants!
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This episode: Algal symbionts store nutrients for corals!
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An outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever that began in early July 2012 has involved at least 36 individuals and 16 deaths. So far the disease has been confined to a rural region west of Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The subject of Richard Preston’s scary The Hot Zone, Ebola virus is newsworthy b... Read More
This episode: Our brain might be home to helpful bacteria!
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This episode: Scientists figure out how to improve retroviral targeting in the genome, to make gene therapy safer!
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Los anfibios que actúan como indicadores del estatus del ecosistema; éste es el tema que será discutido en el episodio de hoy con nuestra invitada, la Dra. Read More
This episode: Fungi herd and raise bacteria for slaughter!
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Fall is on the horizon, bringing with it freshly-sharpened pencils, vibrantly-colored leaves, and of course - the annual influenza season. In this video you will learn about the microbiology of this fascinating virus and why vaccination not only protects ourselves but higher-risk individuals all... Read More
Here's a nifty resource for young people from the Lenape Regional High School District in New Jersey. It's a bacteria coloring exercise in which young people can learn about the different shapes and forms bacteria take. Click "source" to download the .pdf file. Read More