The March 2011 issue of Microbe magazine is now online—
Bacterial Vectors for Delivering Gene and Anticancer Therapies
by C. Grillot-Courvalin, Sylvie Goussard, and Patrice Courvalin
Engineered bacteria deliver genes or proteins into specific cells to treat tumors
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Barbara Hyde writes:
In the discussion of copper, it should be noted that copper has long been added to marine bottom paints as an anti-fouling agent. Now however there is concern about deleterious environmental effects from its leaching out into the waters.
This episode: Virus + bacterial enzyme = cancer killer!
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I am a Swedish listener in my fifties, with a neolithic MSc in computer science and nowadays active within software quality (and yes, that's an oxymoron...). I found TWiV in September 2010 and I hav... Read More
El podcast del Microbio 169 resumes the recent Molecular Cell paper about the crystal structure of Mycobacterium tuberculo... Read More
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What is a vaccine, and why do we need them? How do vaccines work, and how were they developed? In this lesson, students gauge their previous knowledge about vaccines. They then explore the history and biology of vaccines and create educational posters on the nature of vaccines and public opinion... Read More
Vincent and Dickson review the life cycle and pathogenesis of the world's most unusual parasite, Strongyloides stercoralis.
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I am retired (40 years in computers) and so I have lots of time to study
El podcast del Microbio 166 is dedicated to the Earth Microbiome Project. El Podcast del Microbio Nº 166 está dedicado a re... Read More
This is a debut that I hope will grow into a larger and more useful database: Any contributions are welcome. Read More
Multiple viruses have been linked to ME/CFS suggesting that multiple pathogens cause the same disease or several diseases with core signs and symptoms. Or if you are on Team XMRV /MuLV - a retrovirus could be the mastermind. No matter how you slice it in science, questions beget theories which... Read More
Hello TWiV hosts,
I'm currently working as a technician in the biochemistry and molecular biophysics department at Columbia, having just received my BA from here in the Spring. First of all, I'd like to join the chorus of praises ... Read More
This episode: Bacteria as fertilizer!
El podcast del Microbio Nº 164 and 165 are dedicated to the history of the development of the Lotka-Volterra model. El podc... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº 162 is dedicated to the article by Heijtz et al. on the role of gut microbiota in brain developm... Read More