El podcast del Microbio Nº 349 summarize the article by Bardina et al published in Applied and environmental microbiology on the use of phages for reducing Salmonella colonization in poultry. El podcas... Read More
Last March, there was a measles outbreak in the Spanish town of Alicante due to the lack of effective vaccination as a result of... Read More
Dear Vincent and Dickson,
Listening to TWiP on cyclosporiasis. Because I am all too aware of the possible contamination of many crops as a former public health nurse who worked in epidemiology for my state (Florida), I always wash my fruits and v... Read More
This episode: Some photosynthetic bacteria can use electricity for their metabolism to make useful stuff too!
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Q) Dr. Tim Sandle, the well known researcher, professor, author and science communicator. It is much interesting for me to take an interview of an eminent person who is well known for the communicating science. Starting from your early childhood life, how you used to take science as that time?
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El podcast del microbio Nº 239 summarize the hypothesis published in "Astrobiology" about the possible role of pumice in the em... Read More
Our vaccine unit here at NIH did a study of malaria vaccine with some promising results. I know Dickson has been a champion of conquering malaria.
Dr, Francis Su is a mathematician at Harvey Mudd College in Southern California. Last week, he was honored with the prestigious Haimo Teaching Award of the Mathematics Association of America at the Join Math Meetings in San Diego. His acceptance speech is inspiring to any educator and any stud... Read More
This episode: Soil bacteria could help prevent food poisoning from bacteria in raw tomatoes!
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El podcast del Microbio Nº 286 summarize the article by Henn et al published in PLoS: Pathogens about the impact of early minor ... Read More
Here is a transcript of TWiM episode #46, "Spore!". Thanks to Frank Shinneman for transcription.
The transcript is also available as a pdf file - click here to download.
There have been over 60 human infections with avian influenza virus H7N9 in China, and cases have been detected outside of Shanghai, including Beijing, Zhejiang, Henan, and Anhui Provinces. Information on the first three cases has now been published, allowing a more detailed consideration of the... Read More
Two back-to-back papers were published last week that provide a detailed analysis of what it would take for avian influenza H5N1 and H7N9 viruses to switch to human receptors. A single amino acid change in the viral hemagglutinin protein is sufficient to quantitatively change binding of the viru... Read More
Scientists for Science are confident that biomedical research on potentially dangerous pathogens can be performed safely and is essential for a comprehensive understanding of microbial disease pathogenesis, prevention and treatment. The results of such research are often unanticipated and accrue... Read More
Hello Vince and Dick,
I just found your podcast and I love it! You have some wonderfully witty banter.
I am only on my 4th episode (that's what you call a podcast segment right?), and have a question pertaining to my original reason for ... Read More
Later this month (May 2014) the World Health Assembly will decide whether to destroy the remaining stocks of variola virus – the agent of smallpox – or to allow continued research on the virus at WHO-approved laboratories. We are interested in your opinion on this issue. Please follow the link t... Read More