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!
Dear TWiV Captain and Officers,
I am a Swedish listener in my fifties, with a neolithic MSc in computer science and nowadays active within software quality (and yes, that's an oxymoron...). I found TWiV in September 2010 and I hav... Read More
El podcast del Microbio 169 resumes the recent Molecular Cell paper about the crystal structure of Mycobacterium tuberculo... Read More
El podcast del Microbio 168 resumes the PNAS paper by Coleman and Chisholm, about the adaptation of microbial species to th... Read More
El podcast del Microbio 167 is dedicated to the invention of composed microscope. El Podcast del Microbio Nº 167 está dedic... Read More
What is a vaccine, and why do we need them? How do vaccines work, and how were they developed? In this lesson, students gauge their previous knowledge about vaccines. They then explore the history and biology of vaccines and create educational posters on the nature of vaccines and public opinion... Read More
Vincent and Dickson review the life cycle and pathogenesis of the world's most unusual parasite, Strongyloides stercoralis.
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Dear Vincent and Dickson:
I am retired (40 years in computers) and so I have lots of time to study