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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 84 - Latent Loops Limit Lupus

This episode: A viral infection in mice seems to protect against lupus!



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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 87 - Fermenter Fixes Folate Faults

This episode: Probiotics could help prevent folate deficiency!



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TWiV 161: Concerto in B

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, R... Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 88

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La Dra. Muniesa obtuvo su licenciatura en Biología en ... Read More

Adopt a Microbe

Emily Lurie, a student at The University of Western Australia in Perth, has a nice blog called Adopt-a-Microbe in which she illustrates a particular microbe and provides some general information about it. Her work is very attractive and cute, and is ideal for teaching young people about the role... Read More

TWiM 22 Letters

Jim writes:

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

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 89 - Counting Cloud Communities

This episode: Sampling storm cloud microbial communities with hailstones!



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TWiV 179: Was ist ein Virus?

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Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 65

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A continuación: enverdecimiento de los cítricos; calentamiento global y microbios del suelo antártico; revestimiento de antibióticos; y una planta, un hongo y un virus.


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TWiV 63: Melting pot virus

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On episode #63 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Rich talk about US government contract for freeze-dried smallpox vaccine, red squirrels in the UK threatened by poxvirus, and ... Read More

The State of Science in America

A new survey published by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and the American Association for the Advancement of Science checks the pulse of how scientists and the public view the field of science. For example:

17% of the public thinks that U.S. scientific achievements rate a... Read More

1982 Stanley Prusiner

SheepStanley Prusiner finds evidence that disea... Read More

Experimenting with posting PDF of a paper to MicrobeWorld

Posting my paper "Stalking the Fourth Domain in Metagenomic Data: Searching for, Discovering, and Interpreting Novel, Deep Branches in Marker Gene Phylogenetic Trees" as a resources to Microbe World. Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 78 - Proving Prions Provide Positives

This episode: Prions may actually help yeast populations survive!



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TWiV 176 Letters

Richard writes:


Hi Vincent,


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

TWiV 161 Letters

Ayesha writes:


Honourable TWIVnesses!


I heard this series and thought you might dig it for listener pick of the week: h... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 70 - Microbes Make Multiple Magnets

This episode: Some bacteria have been discovered that construct multiple types of magnet in their cells!



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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 64 - Proving Probiotic Products

This episode: Probiotic yogurt doesn't seem to change microbial community much!


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TWiV 112: Creating a killer poxvirus


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On episode 112 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Rich review the making of a virulent poxvirus by ... Read More

TWiV 192 Letters

Colm writes:


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

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