I am a science journalist based in India and have, over time, become addicted to TWiV. I enjoy the jokes and puns that come along, making TWiV a nice way to to broaden my knowledge and keep up to date. (Oh - and I also faithfully... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº 161 resumes the recent article by Ermolaeva et al. about the use of "cold plasma" to kill bacter... Read More
Anna Skalka of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa., discusses research into the ages of various virus families with Jeffrey Fox of Microbe magazine Read More
El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 160 is dedicated to the discovery of the virus that infects the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans... Read More
This episode: Artificial proteins actually function in bacteria!
The first detailed study of infection of nonhuman primates with the retrovirus XMRV reveals that the virus establishes a persistent infection characterized by infection of multiple tissues. Viremia (virus in the blood) is low and transient, with proviral DNA detectable in blood lymphocytes. The ... Read More
A collection of funny images about microbiology. Although the text is in Spanish language, it can be easily understood. Read More
El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 159 : Herpes Simplex Virus-1. Read More
Merry Youle of Small Things Considered has a new post about the history of American chestnut blight and the scientific efforts to restock North America with these stately giants through the introduction of biological control agents or with more traditional plant breeding techniques.
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Have you heard about the Earth Microbiome Project? Led by the laboratories of Jack Gilbert from Argonne National Labs along with Folker Meyer (Argonne), Janet Jansson (LBNL), Rob Knight (University of Colorado), this is a pioneering effort to characterize the global microbial taxonomic and func... Read More
Vincent, I am a huge fan of TWIV and thank you and the others for taking time out of your busy schedule to do the program. I have my B.S. in Biology and Chemistry and would love to go back to school. I read textbooks, listen to podcasts from itunesU and... Read More
A type of human encephalitis – an infection of the brain – has been known to affect the indigenous people living in the Sakha Republic of Russia since the mid-1800s. The available clinical and epidemiological evidence suggests that the disease is caused by a pathogen, but proving this has been d... Read More
On 10 January 2011, the United Kingdom (UK) Chief Medical Officer issued a statement advising primary and secondary care doctors to remain vigilant to the possibility of severe bacterial co-infection in patients with influenza , because preliminary data indicated an increase in bacterial dise... Read More
Hi Vince and Dick,
I am an avid listener of your podcast (and Twiv, too) - I started something like six months ago and I've retrieved all those whose title sounded interesting. I am not a parasitologist myself, though I am a pharmaceutical (computational... Read More
Vincent and Dickson discuss possibly the most socially and politically important nematode of humans, the hookworm Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus.
D... Read More
This episode: A sample of bacteria in city air!
Elio Schaechter and Mark Martin of Small Things Considered asked friends and colleagues to point to papers published in 2010 that tickled their fancy.
Margaret McFall-Ngai - I'd vote for the paper on Drosophila microbes affecting the fly's mating behavior. The story from Eugene R... Read More
This month we talked with Dr. Christine Salomon, Assistant Professor at the Center for Drug Design in the University of Minnesota. Dr. Salomon’s work intersects chemistry and microbial ecology in the hunt for interesting new natural products with far reaching potential applications. While much... Read More