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Interactive Handwashing Advice

Pharmaceutical experts NSF DBA have created an interactive guide to hand washing.
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BacterioFiles Special Edition - ASM2013 General Meeting Day 3

Here's my summary of the third day of ASM2013, wherein I met with neat people and ideas.




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TWiV 237: Paleovirology with Michael Emerman



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit Read More

TWiP 55 letters

Jessie writes:


Hi Vince and Dick!


Has anyone volunteered to do transcripts for TWIP? I love this show, and I'd love to be able to contribute in some way. Forgive me if transcripts already exist and I'm just not finding them on the website. If no one is already... Read More

TWiP 55: A ladybird's weapon



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 104 - Dr. Emilio Fernández



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A single amino acid change switches avian influenza H5N1 and H7N9 viruses to human receptors

Two back-to-back papers were published last week that provide a detailed analysis of what it would take for avian influenza H5N1 and H7N9 viruses to switch to human receptors. A single amino acid change in the viral hemagglutinin protein is sufficient to quantitatively change binding of the viru... Read More

TWiV 236: Flu gets the VIP treatment



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Read More

BacterioFiles Special Edition - ASM2013 General Meeting Day 2

Here's my summary of the second day of ASM2013, an exciting day full of science.




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Virology course on Coursera

For fours years I have taught a virology course at Columbia University and have posted videos of each lecture on my website, virology.ws, and at iTunes University. Nearly 100,000 individuals have subscribed to my virology course at iTunes University. Now Columbia has signed an agreement with Cou... Read More

Treating hepatitis C by blocking a cellular microRNA

Miravirsen is a drug that binds to and blocks the function of a cellular microRNA called miR-122 that is required for the replication of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Treatment of chimpanzees chronically infected with HCV with this drug leads to suppression of viral replication. The results of a phas... Read More

MWV Episode 72 - Jonathan Eisen - Evolvability, the Built Environment and Open Science

Jonathan Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis and is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology.


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TWiM #57: Updating the human gut microbiome to degrade seaweed



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TWiM 57 Letters

Wink writes:


Great HAI work! I'm not through it yet. I want to question, though, whether fomites are really important in influenza transmission. I don't think so.
Wink Weinberg (ID)


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How to use Fluorescent dyes or Click Chemistry in research

Protocols and free how to advice from Lumiprobe on how to use Fluorescent dyes, Click Chemistry reagents, Life Science
-Click-chemistry labeling of oligonucleotides and DNA.
-NHS ester labeling of amino biomolecules.
-SYBR Green I staining of DNA in gels.
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TWiV 235: Live in Edmonton, eh?



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit Read More

Graduation, Richard Feynman, and Career Choices...

In this blog post, I discuss how students begin to find their "path" to a career that they will love in science. I aIso write about the late, great Richard Feynman. Read More

ASMCUE, Citizen Science, and a Surprise!

In this blog entry, I discuss a talk I attended at ASMCUE about "Citizen Science" and how some of my own work appeared in that talk! It is a vital that we scientists explain not just what we do, but why it is so fascinating to us...by involving the public! Read More

TWiV 234: Live in Denver



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BacterioFiles Special Edition - ASM2013 General Meeting Day 1

I went to the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, in Denver, Colorado, and I wanted to share some of the fascinating science that I experienced. So here's my summary of the first day!


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