I have been following TWIP for several years. I am a software engineer and parasitology is only an avocation. As an undergraduate in the early 80's I discovered my love of history of science and ecology, although I continued the p... Read More
Nervous in San Diego writes:
Dear Professors of TWiM,
The TWiVbolans discuss the finding that human noroviruses, major causes of gastroenteritis, can for the first time be propagated in B cell cultures, with the help of enteric bacteria.
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Vincent travels to Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he speaks with Kartik, Ganjam, and Margaret about their work on Ebolavirus entry, a tumor suppressor that binds the HIV-1 integrase, and the entry of togaviruses and flaviviruses into cells.
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I came across this paper and thought it sounded interesting for a discussion on TWiP:
Colonisation resistance in the sand fly gut: Leishmania protects Lutzomyia longipalpis from bacterial infection
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.
The TWiVers review the outcomes of two recent phase 3 clinical trials of a quadrivalent dengue virus vaccine in Asia and Latin America.
A paper just published in nature:
reports an effective antibiot... Read More
This is a good news story all around. UC Berkeley engineers, Michael D'Amrosio and Matthew Bakalar (UC Berkeley Bioengineering) with medical personal from NIAID, Dr. Thomas Nutaman and his collaborators from Cameroon and France collectively took the omni-present global resource, a standard smar... Read More
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.
I thought you and the rest of the TWiM/TWiP folks would be interested in the following paper: Transferred interbacterial antagonism genes augment eukaryotic innate immune function, published online in Nature this week... Read More
Paul Duprex joins the TWiV team to discuss the current moratorium on viral research to alter transmission, range and resistance, infectivity and immunity, and pathogenesis.
This episode: Genes taken from bacteria may have been important for the evolution of distinct groups of archaea!
(7.4 MB, 8 minutes)
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
The TWiVocytes answer questions about Ebola virus, including mode of transmission, quarantine, incubation period, immunity, and much more.
This episode: Cable bacteria and algae set up electric grid in sediments!
(6 MB, 6.5 minutes)