This episode: Truffle's microbiome helps produce its attractive aromas!
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Hemorrhagic fevers are among the most graphic viral diseases, inspiring movies, novels, and a general fear of infection. They are characterized by an abrupt onset and a striking clinical course involving bleeding from the nose and mouth, vomiting with blood, and bloody diarrhea. The most famous ... Read More
Have you ever read a research article with qPCR data and wished that the authors had given you more information about what they did or how they did it? Or have you ever felt your data was more heavily scrutinized and criticized compared to others? The MIQE guidelines serve to normalize the field... Read More
Video of my conversation from TWiV 197 with Professor Philip I. Marcus on his development of the single cell cloning technique in the 1950s, using HeLa cells. Read More
This episode: A bacteria-virus system for developing useful enzymes!
This video shows the process of injecting a a construct with gene manipulated DNA into a C. elegans worm. The outcome in this case was the rolling worm with the green fluorescent protein in it that localized to the body wall muscle, giving the worm the four green stripes along his body. Read More
This episode: Dr. Angela Zivkovic discusses the microbes present in our food!
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From my microbiology-associated blog, where I discuss teaching and research in microbiology at a small liberal arts institution. Read More
This episode: Bacterial antivirus system could treat chronic herpes virus infections!
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Elio Schaechter from the Small Things Considered blog has brought to our attention a new internet resource called Bionumbers. "It enables you to find in a minute (or less) any common biological... Read More
This episode: Discovery of a bacterium infected by two distinct organisms at the same time!
Moselio Schaechter at Small Things Considered highlights 4 student blogs that "gladden an old man's heart."
In Catalogue of Organisms, Christopher Taylor, a student of arachnids... Read More
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
On episode #67 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Marc Pelletier talk about chronic wasting disease of deer caused by prions, blocking the semen-derived enhancer of HIV infecti... Read More
This episode: Sampling microbial populations in sewage from cities could reveal differences in the human populations, such as prevalence of obesity!
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Documents designed by the CDC to provide information for planning and conducting school-located 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics that target school-aged children enrolled in school and potentially other groups in the community. The targeted audience for these materials is primarily state ... Read More