The genome nucleotide sequence has been determined of the bacterium GFAJ-1, which has been suggested to survive in high levels of arsenic and in fact incorporate arsenic into macromolecules. The sequence does not address the controversy over whether the bacterium can utilize arsenic. I suppose t... Read More
A laboratory in the Netherlands has identified a lethal influenza H5N1 virus strain that is transmitted among ferrets. These findings are under review by the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) to ensure that they do not constitute a threat to human health. Meanwhile both the... Read More
Great programs as always. I look forward to each one: TWIV, TWIM & TWIP. .....Lots of TWIT too. ;-)
Here is a list of top science apps forwarded by William Gunn on G+.
Mendeley and PLoS staff both vo... Read More
This episode: Exposure to many bacteria early in life seems to prevent allergies!
Learn more about the issue of dual use research in the life sciences by watching the following educational video produced by the NIH. Read More
According to the New York Times (Why Science Majors Change Their Minds), the decline in the number of science majors in the United States has come about in part because the subject matter is too difficult. If this explanation is true, then we have not properly prepared these students in grades K... Read More
El podcast del microbio Nº 234 is about the ecological importance of Horizontal Gene Transfer between bacteria as described by S... Read More
On episode #21 of the ... Read More
El podcast del microbio Nº 233 summarize the findings by Handeman et al (Nature, 464: 908-912.) on the transfer of carbohydrate-... Read More
El podcast del microbio Nº 231 is about the recent aproval from european autorities of fidaxomicin, an antibiotic for the use in... Read More
This episode: Probiotic yogurt doesn't seem to change microbial community much!
Hi Vince and the rest of the TWIV-cast!
You might have come across this news already, but it would be interesting to hear the TWIV gang's take on this study done by Fouchier's group from the Netherlands.
A while ago, Dick made a comment along the lines that Sir... Read More
Vincent and Dickson review ... Read More
El podcast del microbio Nº 230 summarize the work by Li et al. and published in Biotechnology Bioengineering about Microbial el... Read More
Felipe Guhl Nanneti es colombiano, nacido en Bogotá. Estudió biología y microbiología en la Universidad de los Andes en Bogotá y tiene grados avanzados en parasitología tropical, de la mi... Read More
David Tuller, health journalist and Berkeley faculty member, has written a piece on the CDC's handling of CFS. His account draws from interviews, a close reading of a fraction of the 4608 epidemiologic studies that pop up on a PubMed search for “chronic fatigue syndrome,” and a review of many pa... Read More