On episode #111 of the podcast This Week in Virology, the TWiV crew meets with members of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District at Florida Gulf Coast University to discuss dengue in F... Read More
Having discussed fulfilling Koch's postulates using culture methods in part 1, this blog post briefly discusses the newer molecular techniques that scientists can use to provide evidence for a disease being caused by a specific organism. Read More
This episode: A viral infection in mice seems to protect against lupus!
This episode: Probiotics could help prevent folate deficiency!
A brief introduction to how scientists prove that an infectious agent is a cause of disease. It discusses Koch's postulates using the imaginary disease chocolatitis and the imaginary organism Chocolobacter as an example. Read More
I'm greatly concerned about the harmful effects of nanotechnology. I'm old, but have grand kids, who already have to live with all kinds of junk in the environment. I guess it's a topic that fits in the virology category, too, since are not nanotech-sized parti... Read More
Hello Professors Racaniello and Despommier,
In TWIP #33, Dr Despommier said that certain parasites do not need receptors to enter cells, while Dr Racaniello then said that all viruses require a receptor for entry. I might be wro... Read More
Just listened to this weeks twiv, and the q dot dyes you mentioned are also used in electronics. There they are used as a ultra precise phosphor. In that application blue light from LEDs can be re-emitted as red, an... Read More
This episode: Prions may actually help yeast populations survive!
This episode: Some ocean bacteria glow to attract those that eat them!
Do you plan to do any promotion of an #asv2012 hashtag for the meeting in Madison this year? I remember some limited tweeting from Minneapolis last year (in between melting into the sidewalk) but I think TWiV would be a great way to promote it ahead of ti... Read More
This episode: Using glowing bacteria to image tumors in the body!
This episode: Probiotic yogurt doesn't seem to change microbial community much!
This episode: Some bacteria have been discovered that construct multiple types of magnet in their cells!