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Is bivalent poliovirus vaccine a good idea?

A new bivalent poliovirus vaccine, consisting of infectious, attenuated type 1 and type 3 strains, has been deployed in Afghanistan. The use of this vaccine was recommended by the Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication, the global technical advisory body of the Global Polio Eradication ... Read More

To combat the overuse of antibacterials, stop using the absolutely terrible word, "antibiotic"

There are many reasons why bacteria evolve resistance to antibacterials, but one of the preventable reasons is the over-prescription of antibacterials to patients who don't have bacterial infections. But how to get people to stop asking for antibacterials? My suggestion is to stop using the wor... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº140 and 141. The Arsenic/Phosporus polemic



























El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 140 is dedicated to the recent article about the hypothetic phosphorus substitution by arsenic ... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº126 and 127. "Resistencia NDM-1"

The Nº 126 and 127 of "El podcast del microbio" are dedicated to the infamous NDM-1 betalactamic resitance. "El podcast del microbio" Nº 126 y 127 están dedicados a la resistencia a los antibióticos betalactámicos conocida como NDM-1. {mp3remote}http://radio.umh.es/programacion/2010-2011/Program... Read More

El podcast del microbio Nº 136. UNAIDS last report



























El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 136 talks about the last UNAIDS report . "El Podcast del Microbio" nº 136 comenta el último inf... Read More

Using Wordcloud-Reponses to Discover How Students Perceive Concepts in the Classroom

In this blog, I share some "first word that comes to mind" responses of my freshman biology class to the words "germ," "bacteria," "cell," and "DNA." The way that we perceive an idea or concept definitely impacts our relationship with it. Thus, finding out what students think, coming into our ... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº137. Microbiology and Art. "The Sick Child"



























El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 137 is about the relationship between art and microbiology taking as example Edvard Munch's pic... Read More

Continuous Sustainable Power Supply: Benthic Microbial Fuel Cell

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed the benthic microbial fuel cell (BMFC) as a persistent power supply for marine-deployed applications. The BMFC operates on the bottom of marine environments where it oxidizes organic matter residing in sediment with oxygen in overlying water. The... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº 254: Microbiota y cerebro. (Microbiota and brain)



























El podcast del Microbio Nº254 summarize the findins of Bravo et al published in PNAS about the modulation of emotional behaviour... Read More

TWiP 64 letters

Richard writes:


Good morning, day, evening (depending on your time of day). Esteemed professors!


Firstly my weather report, for Weston super Mare, uk.


It is currently 3 centigrade (feels like 2C), dew point 4C, humidity 78%, there has been 1m... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº 284. Virus gripal en murciélagos (Flu virus in bats)



























El podcast del Microbio Nº 284 summarize the paper by Tong et al published in PNAS about the finding of a distinct lineage of in... Read More

Tuberculosis: A Persistent Threat to Global Health - Part 3

John D. McKinney, Global Health Institute, School of Life Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), provides an overview of the natural history of TB infection and the global impact of TB on human health.

"The principal obstacle to successful treatment of tuberculosis is the ... Read More

Antimicrobial peptides induced by herpesvirus enhance HIV-1 infection

The risk of being infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is substantially enhanced in individuals with other sexually transmitted diseases. For example, infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) increases the risk ratio of acquiring HIV from 2 to 4. Explanations for t... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 63 - Bombus Bacteria Beat Baddies

This episode: Bee colonies share gut bacteria to prevent disease!




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TWiV 277: My podcast Vinny



Hosts: Glenn Rall, Ann Skalka, and  Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº132. Antimicrobial Peptides (AMPs)



























El Podcast del Microbio" Nº 132 deals with the recent review published in PLoS Pathogens about the AMPs . "El Podcast del M... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 162 - Desert Dwellers Densify Dunes

This episode: Spraying cyanobacteria could turn deserts into useful land!


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This includes the current issues regarding the microbial technlogy. Read More

Receptor for new coronavirus-EMC identified

Viruses are obligate intracellular parasites, which means that they must enter a cell to reproduce. As virions are too large to diffuse passively across the plasma membrane, cellular pathways for uptake of extracellular materials provide entry routes. The first step in entry is adherence of viru... Read More

A compact microscope invented at Rice University is proving its potential to impact global health

A compact, inexpensive microscope operated by a battery is able to diagnose signs of tuberculosis on par with devices that retail for as much as $40,000.

The 2.5 pound microscope was developed by Rice University alumnus Andrew Miller, as his senior design project last year.

The goal was to... Read More

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