The TWiP trifecta solves the case of the Professor Who Went to Brazil, and discuss an amazing case of a tapeworm that turned into a tumor in an AIDS patient.
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In December of last year, Julian Davies, Professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal Society, authored an amusing post that essential... Read More
The TWiVites present an all-ebolavirus episode, tackling virology, epidemiology, and approaches to prevention and cure that are in the pipeline.
This episode: Microbes in the human gut seem to prevent/inhibit cholera!
(10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)
Long time listener, first time email.
I am surprised that no one got the diarrhea case, although I would have been wrong as well, so many familiar parasites!
This episode: Attacking HIV using a related virus!
Presenting your work is a fantastic opportunity to get feedback on your project, demonstrate the significance of your results, and make the connections that will enhance your future career. And yet, how many incomprehensible lab meetings have we all sat through? How many seminars have you attend... Read More
Vincent and Rich discuss fruit fly viruses, one year without polio in Nigeria, and a permissive Mar... Read More
The microbial ecosystem inside the carnivorous pitcher plant is vastly more diverse than previously thought according to research published in the March 2010 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
Researchers from Louisiana State University used genomic fingerprinting te... Read More
This episode: Microbial predators in soil cause microbial prey to build fortifications!
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This episode: I talk with Dr. Rob Dunn about his team's research into determining where a dust sample comes from based on the microbes present in it!
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Many institutions, such as my own, only have one microbiology course. In this second "Mu-Tube" video, I ask my current junior and senior Microbiology students what *they* think first year students ought to know about #MattersMicrobial. I think their opinions are interesting, and will inform my... Read More
The authors analyze the influenza outbreak in Mexico, and make an early assessment of transmissibility and severity. Read More
I'm sure most of us have had enough of swine flu/H1N1 news, but the CDC does daily updates on their site that tally the number of cases and fatalities. To date the US has a grand total of 21,449 cases and 87 deaths. I don't think the daily number tallies are worth posting to MicrobeWorld everyda... Read More
For or Against the "Too Clean Theory?": An Infection Control Debate
I’m not sure that any one person is completely for or against the Too Clean Theory. The intention of this article is to bridge the gap between the wide spectrum of opinions by showing how responsibility and moderation ultima... Read More
This episode: Bacteria living in plants could help plants clean up cancer-causing pollutants!
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