I am a big fan of TWIP. You do so many things right, that a little problem in your TWiP94 broadcast is not a big deal. As you may already know all three drugs in the Nutman et al. study are small molecules, not monoclonals, the... Read More
Tom talks with Vincent about viral central nervous system infections of global importance, Ebola virus, and running the fastest marathon dressed as a doctor.
This episode: Bacterial ghosts could make good vaccines for different things!
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Hi Vincent and Dickson,
I enjoy TWIP, and often recommend it to my students. I'm a parasitologist, primarily a Leishmaniac, but I have learnt a lot from TWIP. I find it both more educational and entertaining than Car Talk.
The disc... Read More
The TWiV team reviews the discovery of old vials of smallpox virus at NIH, anthrax and influenza mishaps at CDC, the baby who was not cured of HIV, Cambridge Working Group, and sacking of NSABB members.
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I am International Outreach Coordinator of We The Microbiologist, a group to outreach the excellence and passion for Microbiology. I communicated Dr. Zakira Ahmad, for a formal interaction to discuss his excellence. I am glad beyond expectation that I had been called to his home with a warm welc... Read More
This episode: When digesting wood, shipworms outsource their microbial symbionts from gut to gills!
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Here's my summary of ASM2015, an exciting weekend full of science.
(11.5 MB, 12.5 minutes)
I listened to the latest TWIP this morning. Dickson mentioned the herbicide atrazine but thought it was a fungicide. It is actually a herbicide in the photosynthesis inhibitor class. Another bit of trivia about ag chemicals is that old chemicals like ... Read More
Hello Team TWiM,
I’ve followed with interest your coverage of Michael’s research into use of copper to fight hospital infection. Of all the interesting papers covered in 2013, I think the one most actionable is episode 55, The Copper Room. His res... Read More
This episode: Bacteria are able to incorporate DNA from the environment into their genomes, even if it's thousands of years old!
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Vincent, Alan, and Kathy continue their coverage of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, with a discussion of case fatality ratio, reproductive index, a conspiracy theory, and spread of the virus to the United States.
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You have the best podcast on the web, hands down. I use your TWiP episodes in both my undergraduate and graduate classes.
I've recently seen a family in Hawaii with recurrent pathogenic Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis a... Read More
This episode: Cable bacteria and algae set up electric grid in sediments!
(6 MB, 6.5 minutes)
This episode: Features of the microbial communities of people's bodies could be used to identify individuals!
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This episode: Gut microbes enhance the effectiveness of cancer therapies!
(10.7 MB, 11.7 minutes)
Host: Vincent Racaniello
Guest: Ileana Cristea
Vincent meets up with Ileana at Princeton University to talk abou... Read More