I'm a computer programmer who listens to podcasts on my long commute. The highest science education that I've had was college Chemistry. As an Electrical Engineer the science classes we took tended to not be biology oriented, so while so... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº176 resumes the discovery of bacterial nanotubes made by GP Dubey and S Ben-Yehuda. El podcast d... Read More
After the eradication of smallpox in 1980, the World Health Organization called for destruction of known remaining stocks of the virus. The United States and Russia, which hold the known stocks of smallpox virus, have not destroyed their stocks. During TWiV #124, I was surprised to learn that th... Read More
Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or family caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. If you are a medical professional, this site can serve ... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº174 and 175 are dedicated to Alice Catherine Evans, one of the first women microbiologists. Los ... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº173 deals with the recent Science paper by Jon Lyall et al. about the creation of transgenic chi... Read More
The huge health problem of malaria is exacerbated by the alarming ability of this protozoan to rapidly develop resistance to chemotherapeutic agents. Thus, new antimalarials are desperately needed to bring this deadly disease under control.
In order to identify new drug targets, Istvan and co... Read More
There are 1443 host viral interactions in the NCBI database. These were pumped through a KEGG pathway analsis, providing a useful insight into the multiple processes affected by HIV-1 infection. These include life cycle pathways , endocytosis and the like, but also many immune-related pathways a... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº 170, 171 and 172 are dedicated to the history of the development of Penicillin as a therapeutic... Read More
This episode: Video games with live microbes!
First, I love your podcasts.
You guys are constantly grousing about the lack of research funding.
I was curious.
NIH, funding has risen every year since 2000, from $17B to the current $31B (supports 325,000 researchers)
NSF... Read More
Para el Episodio de esta semana de la Radio El Mu... Read More
The March 2011 issue of Microbe magazine is now online—
Bacterial Vectors for Delivering Gene and Anticancer Therapies
by C. Grillot-Courvalin, Sylvie Goussard, and Patrice Courvalin
Engineered bacteria deliver genes or proteins into specific cells to treat tumors
or gen... Read More
Barbara Hyde writes:
In the discussion of copper, it should be noted that copper has long been added to marine bottom paints as an anti-fouling agent. Now however there is concern about deleterious environmental effects from its leaching out into the waters.
This episode: Virus + bacterial enzyme = cancer killer!