Dear Vince and Alan,
Being a seasoned virologist and a science writer, I was hoping you could discuss the interface between basic science, public health, the media and the general public...
While I was listening to you d... Read More
The May Issue of Agricultural Research published by the USDA-ARS contains several stories about microbes involved in everything from anthrax to zoonoses—diseases that can spread from animals to people.
One story that I found interesting is on the research being done to faster identify and de... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº270 and 271 are an Spanish language adaptation of Carl Zimmer's article: "Mammals made by viruses" (... Read More
The US Food and Drug Administration has recommended that administration of the Rotarix vaccine, which protects against rotavirus infection, be suspended. This action comes after an independent research group found that the vaccine contains DNA of porcine circovirus type 1. Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº185 deals with the discussions inside WHO about the fate of the last vials with smallpox virus. E... Read More
December 2-5 is National Influenza Vaccination Week in the US. This year the push to immunize against flu comes as the disease has begun to increase substantially throughout the United States. A substantial rise in the number of influenza cases typically does not occur until the end of December... Read More
Despite evidence that housing plays an important role in the eradication of malaria, it is often overlooked.
As World Malaria Day gets closer each year, organizations release an increasing number of reports on the progress achieved and what needs to be done to eliminate the disease. Despite v... Read More
This episode: Some bacteria respond to attacks from other bacteria with their own deadly strike!
El podcast del Microbio Nº205 summarize the recent finding by Kroiss et al. of the antibiotic production by symbiotic Strep... Read More
¿Cuan seguras son las aguas recreacionales? Esta es una de las preguntas que le hacemos a la Dra. Helena Solo-Gabriele de la Universidad de Miami en Florida, EE.UU.
La Dra. Solo-Gabriele, ... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº214 summarize the recent work on Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, a fungus that parasitize ants, taki... Read More
Learn more about the issue of dual use research in the life sciences by watching the following educational video produced by the NIH. Read More
Having an intimate relationship with photosynthetic microbes is a widespread strategy adopted by numerous unicellular and multicellular organisms. Some eschew a committed relationship, and simply nab the plastids, sequestering them inside vacuoles where they continue to photosynthesize for a whi... Read More
Women in South Africa who are victims of domestic violence are more likely to become infected with HIV compared to women who do not experience such behavior, according to a study published June 16, 2010 in The Lancet'‘s Online First.
Nearly one in seven new HIV infections could be prevented i... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº255 explains the use of the fungus Beauveria bassiana as bioinsecticide for the control of the red pa... Read More
The National Science Foundation has just launched Science360 Radio, a website and app for smart phones and iDevices, that streams science-focused audio content. (Disclaimer: All of MicrobeWorld's podcasts are included.) There are over 100 shows featured and the app is free.
While this much co... Read More
El podcast del microbio Nº 234 is about the ecological importance of Horizontal Gene Transfer between bacteria as described by S... Read More
This episode: Fungi are found living deep under the sea!
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Most fungi can best be described as grazers, but a few are active hunters.