To the hosts of TWiV (I find the fact that you're called "hosts" of a virology-centered show endlessly amusing.):
Having been the weird kid reading Virus Hunters on the playground in elementary school, I've had an intense love for... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº204 is based in the Virology Blog post: "The press concludes that arboviruses can be sexually tra... Read More
Since the first association of the retrovirus XMRV with chronic fatigue syndrome in 2009 in the US, subsequent studies have failed to detect evidence of infection in patients from the US, Europe, and China. These studies were potentially compromised by a number of factors, such as differences in... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº203 is dedicated to Earth’s earliest non-marine eukaryotes, a discovery published in Nature journ... Read More
I was intrigued by the comments on the antimicrobial effects of Cu, having used silver sutures in contaminated cases in the 60s. It struck me that an easy and cheap test would be to copper plate [which uses very little ] the door .faucet and toilet ha... Read More
Here is a transcript of TWiM episode #6, "Antibacterial therapy with bacteriophage: Fact or fiction?". Thanks to Steve Stokowski for transcription.
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Professor Dickson Despommier, co-host of TWiV and TWiP, and well known for his ideas about vertical farming, taught parasitology to medical, dental, and nursing students at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons for 38 years. Below are videocasts of the six lectures from the fina... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº202 summarize the recent finding that Manuka honey could be use to clear chronically infected wou... Read More
This episode: Bacteria may help prevent cavities!
This paper provides a psychological perspective on the possible effect of the Internet on the decision against vaccination. The reported importance of the Internet in health decisions is still low, but rising; especially the amount of interactive use of the Internet is increasing, e.g. due to th... Read More
"The emergence of the influenza A(H1N1)2009 virus provided a major challenge to health services around the world. However, vaccination rates for the public and for healthcare workers (HCWs) have remained low. We performed a study to review the reasons put forward by HCWs to refuse immunisation w... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº201 summarize an article published in General Dentistry about the risk of infection by sharing mu... Read More
Hello TWIV team,
I am an avid listener to this show, TWIP and now TWIM and this will be the second time I wrote with a question.
We all know about the use of lytic viruses in the treatment of cancers, which can be very promising. I was thi... Read More
Los ciclos de vida de los hongos son bastante complejas, con algunos que tienen fases sexuales, otros asexuales, y otros, ambas; y para complicar las cosas, las fases pueden llevar nombres... Read More
Vincent and Dickson review Wuchereria bancrofti, the nematode that causes lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis.
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I would like to thank you for the excellent podcasts regarding parasites and viruses. Although I must say, I think TWiP is more enjoyable than TWiV. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Microbiology and a bachelor's degree in Clinical L... Read More