Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel consider the delivery of anti-trypanosome nanobodies to the tsetse fly via a bacterial symbiont, and present a new case study.
Vincent Racaniello, host of This Week in Virology, appears in the latest episode of Futures in Biotech with Marc Pelletier.
With a focus on RNA viruses, Vincent and and Marc are joined by Stanford University School of Medicine Professor Karla Kirkegaard and discuss where RNA viruses came from... Read More
This episode: Gut microbes may induce an immune response that protects against malaria!
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Hong Kong is an affluent subtropical city with a well-developed healthcare infrastructure but an intermediate TB burden. Declines in notification rates through the 1960s and 1970s have slowed since the 1980s to the current level of around 82 cases per 100 000 population. We studied the transmiss... Read More
Hello TWiM team,
Since vaccines have been so successful at controlling diseases like smallpox and polio in the United States, we often take our relatively epidemic-free world for granted. But less than a lifetime ago, these diseases and others were still real threats to health. Despite vaccines’ successes, many ... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº220 summarize the post on Geobacter bacteria wrote by Suzzane Winter and published in Moselio Sch... Read More
On episode #70 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Dickson, and Alan consider a broad spectrum antiviral against enveloped viruses, how a plant virus induces chemical signals in the host ... Read More
This episode: Bacteria living in plants could help plants clean up cancer-causing pollutants!
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The most clearly plant-like algae, this species gets its namesake hue from high levels of chlorophyll.
Their cell walls are made up of cellulose, the same material that makes up the cell walls in larger, multicellular plants. Like plants, they store the food they make through photosyn... Read More
Tara Smith joins the TWiEBOVsters to discuss the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa, spread of the disease to and within the US, transmission of the virus, and much more.
The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S 810), which would prohibit the use of chimpanzees in medical research, may be voted on in the Senate this week (it was approved by a Senate committee in July). The purpose of this act is to phase out invasive research on great apes and the use of ... Read More
Our survey: PowerPoint Show Format
If you have Microsoft’s PowerPoint, you can download our 17-image slide show.
Note: controls will appear in the lower left corner of your monitor. You may also use your arrow keys to move forward and back... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº182 resumes the paper by Chenoll et al. published in Applied and Enviroenmental Microbiology that... Read More
El podcast del Microbio Nº173 deals with the recent Science paper by Jon Lyall et al. about the creation of transgenic chi... Read More
PLoS One has published an interesting paper that considers using smart phones for scientific field data collection and suggests mobile apps could also be beneficial for recruiting ‘citizen scientists’ to contribute data easily to central databases through their mobile phone.
Here's the abstr... Read More
Merry Youle of Small Things Considered looks at several bacteria that have borrowed "tail-like particles" from phages and fashioned from it a targeted bacterial killer for their own use.
"These efficient killers are indeed related to phage. One gene cluster in the P. aeruginosa PA... Read More
Ten years ago this month I wrote the first post at virology blog, entitled Are viruses living? Thanks to EE Giorgi for pointing out the ten year anniversary, and also for publishing an interview with me at her blog, Chimeras. Here is how this blog got started. Read More
This episode: Programming bacteria to sense and keep genomic records of environmental inputs!
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