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TWiP 27: Trematodes



Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of trematodes, or flukes, which have a snail as a reservoir host.


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TWiM #9: Bean sprouts and E. coli O104:H4



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Cliff Mintz, and Read More

TWiP 35: Malaria control with David Fidock



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson discuss control of ma... Read More

TWiM #25: Magnetotactic bacteria and totally drug resistant TB



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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 84 - Latent Loops Limit Lupus

This episode: A viral infection in mice seems to protect against lupus!





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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 87 - Fermenter Fixes Folate Faults

This episode: Probiotics could help prevent folate deficiency!





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TWiV 63: Melting pot virus



On episode #63 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Rich talk about US government contract for freeze-dried smallpox vaccine, red squirrels in the UK threatened by poxvirus, and Marseillev... Read More

The State of Science in America

A new survey published by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and the American Association for the Advancement of Science checks the pulse of how scientists and the public view the field of science. For example:

17% of the public thinks that U.S. scientific achievements rate a... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 71 - Bright Bacteria Brave Biting

This episode: Some ocean bacteria glow to attract those that eat them!





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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 64 - Proving Probiotic Products

This episode: Probiotic yogurt doesn't seem to change microbial community much!




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TWiV 177: Live in Dublin



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Connor Bamford, Read More

Canine hepacivirus, a relative of hepatitis C virus

Contemporary human viruses most likely originated by cross-species transmission from non-human animals. Examples include HIV-1, which crossed from chimpanzees to humans, and SARS coronavirus, which originated in bats. Since the 1989 discovery of hepatitis C virus (classified as a hepacivirus in ... Read More

Legal opinion: H5N1 research and the limits of government regulation of science

John D. Kraemer, JD, MPH, assistant professor of health systems administration at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, and Lawrence O. Gostin, the Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law and faculty director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Gl... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 60 - Making Mysterious Microbial Missives

This episode: Sending secret messages with glowing bacteria!




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Personal protective equipment and influenza

The Institute of Medicine has been asked to make recommendations about how to protect healthcare workers against swine-origin H1N1 influenza. They have been hearing presentations concerning the effectiveness of facemasks in preventing respiratory infections. Read More

TWiV 135 Letters

Michael writes:


I had previously wondered why the technology discussed on episode “Barking Up the Ri... Read More

TWiP 17 Letters

Bjorn writes:

Hi Vincent and Dickson,


I want to correct a statement you made in the trypanosomes episode. Apolipoprotein L-I in human blood kills only the subspecies Trypanosoma brucei brucei, whereas the East African subspecies Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and the... Read More

New influenza A virus found in bats

Influenza A virus reservoirs in animals have provided novel genetic elements leading to the emergence of global pandemics in humans. Most influenza A viruses circulate in waterfowl, but those that infect mammalian hosts are thought to pose the greatest risk for zoonotic spread to humans and the ... Read More

TWiV 123 Letters

Sven writes:


Dear TWiV Captain and Officers,


I am a Swedish listener in my fifties, with a neolithic MSc in computer science and nowadays active within software quality (and yes, that's an oxymoron...). I found TWiV in September 2010 and I hav... Read More

TWiV 82 letters

TWiV 82 letters


Erik writes:


Yesterday I sent my Skype audio question again, and I think it worked this time. In my question I mentioned a particular youtube video. Here's the link if you want to see what I was referring to. It's only 5 minute... Read More

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