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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 147 - Clostridium Conquers Colleagues

This episode: Non-pathogenic Clostridium difficile strains can protect hamsters against their disease-causing bacterial siblings!


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When hamsters were colonized with toxin-free strains of C. difficile, they were better able to resist infection b... Read More

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El podcast del Microbio Nº140 and 141. The Arsenic/Phosporus polemic



























El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 140 is dedicated to the recent article about the hypothetic phosphorus substitution by arsenic ... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº 284. Virus gripal en murciélagos (Flu virus in bats)



























El podcast del Microbio Nº 284 summarize the paper by Tong et al published in PNAS about the finding of a distinct lineage of in... Read More

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TWIVERS,


Guys, what a great podcast. I am a chemical engineer with a MS in Environmental Management. I have been doing EH&S work in industrial settings for about 20 years after some years in R&D and manufacturing positions. I have always had a stro... Read More

El podcast del microbio Nº 136. UNAIDS last report



























El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 136 talks about the last UNAIDS report . "El Podcast del Microbio" nº 136 comenta el último inf... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 63 - Bombus Bacteria Beat Baddies

This episode: Bee colonies share gut bacteria to prevent disease!




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Virologia en Español

Tengo el gusto de anunciarles que mi curso de virologia esta ahora disponible en Español.

Este trabajo se realizó bajo la dirección de la Dra. Susana López, virologa del Departamento de Genética del Desarrollo y Fisiología Molecular del Instituto de Biotecnología de la Universidad Nacional A... Read More

"El podcast del Microbio" Nº 123 y Nº124.

The Nº 123 and 124 of "El podcast del microbio" are dedicated to the experiment designed to test the Scroedinger theory of quantum superposition but with a virus. En "El podcast del microbio" Nº 123 y 124 está dedicado al diseño experimental para probar la superposición cuántica en estructuras t... Read More

Evidence-based antibiotic usage

New recommendation encourages physicians to prescribe _antibacterials_ instead of antibiotics for bacterial infections. This recommendation is based on compelling evidence that the word "antibiotic" confuses almost everyone, including some doctors. The confusion leads to strong patient demands... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº137. Microbiology and Art. "The Sick Child"



























El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 137 is about the relationship between art and microbiology taking as example Edvard Munch's pic... Read More

How I record my lectures

Each year as I teach my undergraduate virology course, I record each lecture and put them online where they are freely accessible. A student in my virology course approached me recently to thank me for making the lectures available online, and wondered why other professors did not so the same. T... Read More

Creative "Extra Credit" Projects in Microbiology!

In this blog entry, I explore how students can use their creativity to learn microbiology in innovative and often artistic ways. It makes learning more personal! Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº126 and 127. "Resistencia NDM-1"

The Nº 126 and 127 of "El podcast del microbio" are dedicated to the infamous NDM-1 betalactamic resitance. "El podcast del microbio" Nº 126 y 127 están dedicados a la resistencia a los antibióticos betalactámicos conocida como NDM-1. {mp3remote}http://radio.umh.es/programacion/2010-2011/Program... Read More

Tuberculosis: A Persistent Threat to Global Health - Part 3

John D. McKinney, Global Health Institute, School of Life Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), provides an overview of the natural history of TB infection and the global impact of TB on human health.

"The principal obstacle to successful treatment of tuberculosis is the ... Read More

Fouchier vs the Dutch government on influenza H5N1 research

Readers of this blog will remember the furor sparked by Fouchier’s experiments in 2011 in which he developed an avian influenza H5N1 isolate that could transmit among ferrets by aerosol. When Fouchier was ready to publish the results, the Dutch government required that Fouchier apply for an expo... Read More

Is bivalent poliovirus vaccine a good idea?

A new bivalent poliovirus vaccine, consisting of infectious, attenuated type 1 and type 3 strains, has been deployed in Afghanistan. The use of this vaccine was recommended by the Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication, the global technical advisory body of the Global Polio Eradication ... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº132. Antimicrobial Peptides (AMPs)



























El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 132 deals with the recent review published in PLoS Pathogens about the AMPs . "El Podcast del M... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº 142. Measles outbreak and vaccination policy in Spain



























El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 142 is dedicated to the recent measles outbreak in a child school from Sevilla due to the the ... Read More

A compact microscope invented at Rice University is proving its potential to impact global health

A compact, inexpensive microscope operated by a battery is able to diagnose signs of tuberculosis on par with devices that retail for as much as $40,000.

The 2.5 pound microscope was developed by Rice University alumnus Andrew Miller, as his senior design project last year.

The goal was to... Read More

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