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TWiP 17: Entamoeba histolytica

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Vincent and Dickson continue their discussion of protozoan parasites that cause diarrhea with a review of amebic dysentery caused by Entamoeba histolytica.


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TWiP 19: Enterobius vermicularis, the pinworm

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Vincent and Dickson move on to nematodes with a discussion of the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis.


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TWiP 41: Flying and crawling beasts

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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TWiP 25: Wuchereria bancrofti

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Vincent and Dickson review Wuchereria bancrofti, the nematode that causes lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis.


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TWiP 34: Up against the Wolbachia

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TWiM #8: Live in NOLA

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TWiM #10: A symbiotic cloaking device

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TWiM #17: Debugging endosymbiosis

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TWiV 161: Concerto in B

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Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 88

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La Dra. Muniesa obtuvo su licenciatura en Biología en ... Read More

TWiM 22 Letters

Jim writes:

I'm greatly concerned about the harmful effects of nanotechnology. I'm old, but have grand kids, who already have to live with all kinds of junk in the environment. I guess it's a topic that fits in the virology category, too, since are not nanotech-sized parti... Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 92

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El Dr. José Antonio Castillo, obtuvo su doctorado en la Universidad de Chile y luego realizo una estancia postdoctoral en el Departamento de Genética Molecular y Biología Celular, de la Un... Read More

Retroviruses and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal disorder of unknown etiology. The disease involves degeneration of motor neurons, leading to paralysis, respiratory failure, and death within five years. A viral etiology for ALS has been ... Read More

TWiV 129 Letters

Bryce writes:


I enjoyed your discussion of the Molecular Therapy paper in this week’s TWiV. My lab (and others) have worked on using virus particles as scaffolds to increase the immunogenicity of various targets for quite some time. One thing that wanted to point out ... Read More

TWiV 166: Breaking and entering

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Is it Ebolavirus or Ebola virus?

When I drafted my article for TakePart (Don’t Panic – Ebola Isn’t Heading For You), I used the term ‘ebolavirus’ throughout, but the editors changed every instance to ‘Ebola virus’. Understanding which term is correct is far more complicated than you might imagine. 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

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 48 - Microbes Motivate Mycelial Manuevers

This episode: Bacteria and predacious fungi work together to trap nematodes!


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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 55 - Insect Invaders Inhibit Infections

This episode: Bacteria in mosquitoes could prevent Dengue fever!


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All about oomycetes - fine reading

The Small Things Considered blog has just started a three-part series on oomycetes, also known as water molds.

The first piece (published today) describes oomycete biology, the other two will focus on a particular oomycete: the late potato blight pathogen.

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