This episode: Stomach bacteria reveal some of human history!
There is a new peer-reviewed outreach activity released by ASM and available via the ASM Outreach and Classroom Activities website (http://www.asm.org/index.php/education/classroom-and-outreach-activities.html). During this activity, students answer a "personality quiz." Upon completion of the q... Read More
What's the deal with the embargos anyway? I know it's called the NEJM rule, and I suspect it has to do with perhaps the press or big business somehow taking off with an idea before it's time, but I haven't seen that ended by this practice.
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This episode: Bacteria and predacious fungi work together to trap nematodes!
Jeff Fox of Microbe Magazine discusses new hepatitis C drugs with Tina Valbh of Pharmaka Consulting Read More
Dear Dick and Vincent,
I am a doctor of pharmacy and I have listened to all of your podcasts and have read many of your book suggestions (TWIV and TWIP). I thoroughly enjoy them and hang on every word of Dick's stories. I would like to say a few things... Read More
Vincent and Dickson discuss medical entomology with Robert W. Gwadz, Assistant Chief of the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research at NIAID.
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Last week I attended the 30th annual meeting of the American Society for Virology in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the morning symposia, which consist of formal 35-minute talks, I decided to post ongoing summaries of each talk on Twitter, a process known as ‘live tweeting’ or ‘live blogging’. S... Read More
Hello People of TWIV!
Thanks for all the information you give and how you make me think. I really liked your discussions on TWIV 136 - exit XMRV, not as much for the science ( which was cool) but for the discussio... Read More
This is a paper that speaks of horizontal gene transfer in cancer, something that is against the widely recognized model of cancer development of a vertically evolved system that gives rise to tumors. Albeit, this system involves an in vitro model of a EBV induced cancer, viruses have historica... Read More
This is a really interesting paper specifically on Red clover necrotic mosaic virus replication and implicitly on positive sense RNA virus replication. There is a very satisfying model proposed that is very "blow your hair back"-like. Read More
Here is an interesting paper regarding pathogenic islands of staphylococci. It is extremely interesting from an evolutionary standpoint, a pathogenic standpoint, and as a virus fan such as myself, a virological standpoint. It is kind of old so I am not sure if u covered it. It later was inclu... Read More
This episode: Modeling how our gut communities change with diet!
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)has announced the availability of two new resources designed to support pneumococcal disease prevention efforts on NFID’s website, Adultvaccination.org:
• a professional practice toolkit for healthcare professionals (HCPs)
Th... Read More
Dear TWiV hosts,
I'm sure you've already heard about this, but I was curious what your take on this study is.