This episode: Bacteria may help prevent cavities!
This paper provides a psychological perspective on the possible effect of the Internet on the decision against vaccination. The reported importance of the Internet in health decisions is still low, but rising; especially the amount of interactive use of the Internet is increasing, e.g. due to th... Read More
"The emergence of the influenza A(H1N1)2009 virus provided a major challenge to health services around the world. However, vaccination rates for the public and for healthcare workers (HCWs) have remained low. We performed a study to review the reasons put forward by HCWs to refuse immunisation w... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº201 summarize an article published in General Dentistry about the risk of infection by sharing mu... Read More
Hello TWIV team,
I am an avid listener to this show, TWIP and now TWIM and this will be the second time I wrote with a question.
We all know about the use of lytic viruses in the treatment of cancers, which can be very promising. I was thi... Read More
Los ciclos de vida de los hongos son bastante complejas, con algunos que tienen fases sexuales, otros asexuales, y otros, ambas; y para complicar las cosas, las fases pueden llevar nombres... Read More
Vincent and Dickson review Wuchereria bancrofti, the nematode that causes lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis.
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I would like to thank you for the excellent podcasts regarding parasites and viruses. Although I must say, I think TWiP is more enjoyable than TWiV. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Microbiology and a bachelor's degree in Clinical L... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº200 is dedicated to the memory of Baruch Blumberg (1925-2011). El podcast del Microbio Nº200 está... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº199 conmemorates the 50th aniversary of Yuri Gagarin spaceflight by describing some "microbial si... Read More
In 2011, for the first time, countries across the WHO regions of Africa, Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and the Western Pacific are taking part in simultaneous immunization weeks. This unprecedented collaborated effort between the regions is building public and professional awareness of... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº198: is dedicated to WHO day and the problem of antibiotic resistance. El podcast del Microbio Nº... Read More
I know it has nothing to do with viruses and would be a better question for FiB (if he did questions :) But I figure you guys would at least have some idea and know who to ask if you needed to. I've been curious for a while about the techniques used in... Read More
This episode: Algae may help clean up radioactive waste!
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal disorder of unknown etiology. The disease involves degeneration of motor neurons, leading to paralysis, respiratory failure, and death within five years. A viral etiology for ALS has been ... Read More
"In 2000, Roy Cullimore, a microbial ecologist and Charles Pellegrino, scientist and author of Ghosts of the Titanic discovered that the Titanic --which sank in the Atlantic Ocean 97 years ago -- was being devoured by a monster microbial industrial complex of extremophiles as alien we might expe... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº196: Sarmiento-Ramírez et al describes in FEMS Microbiology that the fungus Fusarium was found t... Read More