Would you like to read a concise and well-written review about how genomics has influenced our understanding of infectious diseases? Click "source" above for a satisfying account by David Relman, one of the leading contributors to this field.
After summarizing the dizzying accelerating pace a... Read More
This episode: Stomach bacteria reveal some of human history!
There is a new peer-reviewed outreach activity released by ASM and available via the ASM Outreach and Classroom Activities website (http://www.asm.org/index.php/education/classroom-and-outreach-activities.html). During this activity, students answer a "personality quiz." Upon completion of the q... Read More
What's the deal with the embargos anyway? I know it's called the NEJM rule, and I suspect it has to do with perhaps the press or big business somehow taking off with an idea before it's time, but I haven't seen that ended by this practice.
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This episode: Bacteria and predacious fungi work together to trap nematodes!
Jeff Fox of Microbe Magazine discusses new hepatitis C drugs with Tina Valbh of Pharmaka Consulting Read More
Dear Dick and Vincent,
I am a doctor of pharmacy and I have listened to all of your podcasts and have read many of your book suggestions (TWIV and TWIP). I thoroughly enjoy them and hang on every word of Dick's stories. I would like to say a few things... Read More
Vincent and Dickson discuss medical entomology with Robert W. Gwadz, Assistant Chief of the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research at NIAID.
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Last week I attended the 30th annual meeting of the American Society for Virology in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the morning symposia, which consist of formal 35-minute talks, I decided to post ongoing summaries of each talk on Twitter, a process known as ‘live tweeting’ or ‘live blogging’. S... Read More
Hello People of TWIV!
Thanks for all the information you give and how you make me think. I really liked your discussions on TWIV 136 - exit XMRV, not as much for the science ( which was cool) but for the discussio... Read More
This is a paper that speaks of horizontal gene transfer in cancer, something that is against the widely recognized model of cancer development of a vertically evolved system that gives rise to tumors. Albeit, this system involves an in vitro model of a EBV induced cancer, viruses have historica... Read More
This is a really interesting paper specifically on Red clover necrotic mosaic virus replication and implicitly on positive sense RNA virus replication. There is a very satisfying model proposed that is very "blow your hair back"-like. Read More
Here is an interesting paper regarding pathogenic islands of staphylococci. It is extremely interesting from an evolutionary standpoint, a pathogenic standpoint, and as a virus fan such as myself, a virological standpoint. It is kind of old so I am not sure if u covered it. It later was inclu... Read More
This episode: Modeling how our gut communities change with diet!