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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

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 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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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 206: Viral turducken

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TWiV 202: Huskers go viral

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TWiV 207: Silk sheets and viral infidelity

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TWiV 211: Viruses r us

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TWiV 200: Threading the NEIDL

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 120 - Particles Pirate Prokaryote Protection

This episode: A virus has borrowed a bacterium's defenses to infect better!


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Bespoke microbiome therapy to manage plant diseases

In this paper we describe the perspective of following the achievements in medicine, where gut microbiome transplants are proving to be a powerful method to overcome several gastrointestinal disorders and many other physiological problems, to possible solve diseases in plants. There is strong si... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 122 - Coliforms Consume Caffeine Compulsively

This episode: Scientists engineer E. coli to be addicted to caffeine!


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TWiV 198 Letters

Edmilson writes:


Dear Vincent,


Great TWIV 197, it is really nice to learn how science was. Fascinating to see how laborious was to do things that nowadays are only "kitology".


Keep up the great podcast.


Cheers,


Edmilson


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The Microbiology of Cheese - Live June 10 at ASM Headquarters

Have you ever wondered why mozzarella bubbling and stretching between pizza slices is so different from the earthy flavors of blue-veined gorgonzola? The diversity of cheeses we love are created by encouraging and manipulating the growth of specific microbes. The American Socie... Read More

TWiV 209: When the virus hits the fans

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Using Wordcloud-Reponses to Discover How Students Perceive Concepts in the Classroom

In this blog, I share some "first word that comes to mind" responses of my freshman biology class to the words "germ," "bacteria," "cell," and "DNA." The way that we perceive an idea or concept definitely impacts our relationship with it. Thus, finding out what students think, coming into our ... Read More

TWiV 279: The missing LNC

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Estimating influenza-related sick leave in Norway: Was work absenteeism higher during the H1N1 pandemic?

The impact of influenza on work absenteeism is poorly documented. Researchers used data from the national registry and Norway Post AS (>14,000 employees) to explore sickness absence patterns from 2005/06 through 2009/10 in Norway. Annually, an estimated 2.868% (mean 95% confidence interval (CI):... Read More

TWiV Special: A paradigm for pathogen de-discovery

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and W. Ian Lipkin


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