This episode: Discovering what is living in our navels!
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Vincent and Dickson review a novel malaria vaccine candidate comprising a parasite protein involved in egress from red blood cells.
This episode: Bacteria in the gut can affect dosaging of medications!
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This episode: A strain of E. coli helps reduce severity of Salmonella infection by competing with it for iron in the gut!
Vincent and Dickson discuss how nibbling of human cells by Entamoeba histolytica, a process called amoebic trogocytosis, contributes to cell killing and tissue invasion.
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Here's my summary of the third day of ASM2013, wherein I met with neat people and ideas.
This episode: Pathogenic and non-pathogenic microbes have different strategies for interacting with us, even when they have a common ancestor!
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This episode: Phages could be used to reduce infection with dangerous bacteria from meat and vegetables!
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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: Bdelloid rotifers borrow genetic material from all over the place!
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¿Cuan seguras son las aguas recreacionales? Esta es una de las preguntas que le hacemos a la Dra. Helena Solo-Gabriele de la Universidad de Miami en Florida, EE.UU.
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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
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This episode: Helicobacter pylori seems not to be more harmful than helpful!