This episode: Scientists use a modified rabies virus to map brain connections!
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Vanessa Cowton, Mary Holton, Mark Robinson, Swetha Vijayakrishnan, and Gavin Wilkie
Vincent returns to t... Read More
A collection of links to blogs and podcasts that either focus entirely on microbes or partially on microbes. Other suggestions wanted. Read More
The second of two papers on avian influenza H5N1 virus that caused such a furor in the past year was published today in the journal Science. I have carefully read the paper by Fouchier and colleagues, and I assure you that it does not enable the production of a deadly biological weapon. The resu... Read More
This episode: Bacterial enzymes are good for making nanomagnets for computers!
To our TWIV leaders!
If you have a mac with Apps, please go to the app store and download cell images.... I think you'll have a great time going through them.
One other thing - I listened to your show on science reform with interest but I ... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº 286 summarize the article by Henn et al published in PLoS: Pathogens about the impact of early minor ... Read More
Aaron J. Shatkin was well known for his work on reoviruses beginning in the 1960s in his laboratory at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in Nutley, NJ and then at Rutgers University. He was among the first to appreciate that virus particles contained many different enzymes, such as RNA po... Read More
thank you all for sharing your knowledge in such a comprehensible manner. Thank you also for your stand against bureaucratic censorship in the H5N1 research, and your win. I have two questions. Is H5N1 a highly specific test for a human ge... Read More
India has been free of polio for over one year. This is a remarkable accomplishment, considering that just 30 years ago the country recorded 200,000 cases of the disease annually, or one every three minutes. With polio endemic in two neighboring countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and in the mo... Read More
Dear TWiM Team
I see that some action is now being taken in America against the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics as livestock growth promoters:
This episode: Ant-zombie fungal parasite is counter-parasitized by another fungus!
Sorry I missed your visit to NU- my teaching duties in Evanston prevented it!
Several of my students attended both and had good reports all around. Your work on ISGs sounds like it is coming along well.
I just today l... Read More
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
Last March, there was a measles outbreak in the Spanish town of Alicante due to the lack of effective vaccination as a result of... Read More