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TWiM #22: Microbiology 911

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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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TWiM #38: The sound of whooping cough

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

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How do we know what causes an infectious disease? (Part 1)

A brief introduction to how scientists prove that an infectious agent is a cause of disease. It discusses Koch's postulates using the imaginary disease chocolatitis and the imaginary organism Chocolobacter as an example. Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 67

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A continuación: Gansos canadienses y Escherichia coli; parásitos de plantas y cambio climático; fármacos en el agua potable.


Gansos canadienses y Escherichia coli

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Adopt a Microbe

Emily Lurie, a student at The University of Western Australia in Perth, has a nice blog called Adopt-a-Microbe in which she illustrates a particular microbe and provides some general information about it. Her work is very attractive and cute, and is ideal for teaching young people about the role... Read More

TWiP 41 Letters

Adam writes:

What up Doc's?


I'm writing to voice my complete disagreement with the sentiments of Sven Urban, in his letter on TWIP 38, that you as hosts are prone to engage in a ‘degree of banter which is distracting'.


I'm sure Dickson does not mind being ant... Read More

TWiV 170: From variolous effluvia to VLPs

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TWiP 16 Letters

Tom writes:


Dear Mr. Racaniello and Dick,


Thanks for TWIV and TWIP as both are great shows. Such a give and take of history, information and humor. Stumbled across TWIP several weeks ago and gave it a try. My only disappointment was there were not many podc... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 55 - Insect Invaders Inhibit Infections

This episode: Bacteria in mosquitoes could prevent Dengue fever!


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TWiV 184 Letters

Apoptosis writes:


A video of 'Every Major's Terrible: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdyoGruec88&a... Read More

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

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 23 - Dry Dry Desert Dwellers

This episode: Bacteria grow on quartz stones in the driest hot place on Earth!


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TWiV 162: Transcription

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TWiP 32 Letters

Raihan writes:

Hi Guys,


I saw this video during the course of listening to TWiP. Is there any parasitic truth behind this phenomenon?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL_48wUQeXQ


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TWiV 172: Two can be as bad as one

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Kathy Spindler


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Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, 1925-2011

Glenn Rall, a virologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, sent me the following note:

Baruch S. Blumberg, Nobel Laureate in 1976 for discovery of Hepatitis B (and the eventual development of the vaccine, which probably has saved hundreds of thousands of lives since its introduction), died this pas... Read More

XMRV, prostate cancer, and chronic fatigue syndrome

Robert H. Silverman, one of the authors on the study implicating the new human retrovirus XMRV as an etiologic agent of chronic fatigue syndrome, has written an excellent review article on the current status of research on the virus. The article is behind a paywall at Nature Reviews Urology, so ... Read More

TWiV 167: It starts with a cough

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