Malaria: shaking chills & fever (followed by sweats, not specifically mentioned in this case), is a characteristic of malaria that is unforgettable once one has had it (I had malaria four times).
Thick blood smears is de rigueur.
The bacteria in our intestines outnumber by tenfold the 100 trillion cells that comprise the human body. This gut microbiota has many beneficial functions, including the production of vitamins and hormones, fermentation, regulation of gut development, and shaping intestinal immune responses. The... Read More
The TWiV gang answers follow-up questions about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, then discuss treatment of disseminated multiple myeloma with oncolytic measles virus.
If you have always wanted to know what coral reefs and the human oral cavity have in common, listen as guests David Pride and Forest Rohwer talk about their work on the microbiomes and viromes of these two environments, and you'll also understand why mucus is cool.
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This episode: I converse with Dr. Michael Smout about a liver fluke parasite could help heal chronic wounds more quickly!
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This episode: Using bacteria to recover precious metals like palladium!
Host: Vincent Racaniello
Guest: Peter L. Salk
Vincent meets up with Peter L. Salk to talk about development ... Read More
On episode #67 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Marc Pelletier talk about chronic wasting disease of deer caused by prions, blocking the semen-derived enhancer of HIV infecti... Read More
Host: Vincent Racaniello
Guests: Ben Fensterheim, Megan Freeman, Bobak Parang, and Meredith Rogers
Vincent... Read More
Using genetic dissection and photothermal nanoblade delivery, a recent paper published in PNAS by Jeff F. Miller, MD., Chair, Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics, UCLA, and others, presents data that suggest that the primary means for intercellular spread of Burkholderia pseudomallei ... Read More
Viruses are found on or in just about every material and environment on Earth from soil to water to air. They're basically found anywhere there are cells to infect. Viruses have evolved to infect every form of life, from animal to plant and from fungi to bacter... Read More
Vincent visits the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana and speaks with Marshall, Sonja, and Byron about their work on tick-born flaviviruses, innate immunity, and prion diseases.
Our vaccine unit here at NIH did a study of malaria vaccine with some promising results. I know Dickson has been a champion of conquering malaria.
Dear Vincent, Dickson and Daniel,
I like your idea of a TWIP coffee mug prize (or maybe a mug discount).
In this second case study you presented, the present symptoms are pretty vague, but his history is interesting. Also since with ... Read More
BAC Down! Give bacteria the cold shoulder. Keep your refrigerator at 40° F or below. Use a thermometer to monitor. The bacterium Listeria monocyotogenes can grow at refrigerator temperatures.
Pregnant women, young children and people with weakened immune systems are at greater risk of... Read More