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Trine Tsouderos on This Week in Virology: When do you fact-check article content with sources?

The PLoS blog "Take as Directed" has started an interesting discussion based on science journalism and fact checking that was generated by the popular science podcast This Week in Virology that was streamed live at ASM's International Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) i... Read More

Live from the Society for General Microbiology 2013 Spring Conference in Manchester, UK

MicrobeWorld is partnering with the Society for General Microbiology (UK) to live stream two events from their Read More

Emerging Issues in Infectious Disease

Participants discuss various emerging issues in the field of infectious disease including drug-resistant malaria; epidemiology and management of cholera in Haiti and other topics.

Guests:

Arjen Dondorp, MD, PhD, Mahidol-Oxford, Res. Unit, Bangkok, Thailand
Scott Dowell, Centers fo... Read More

Return of Influenza - A “Microbes After Hours” Series - Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall is on the horizon, bringing with it freshly-sharpened pencils, vibrantly-colored leaves, and of course - the annual influenza season. Join us at ASM Headquarters on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 6 - 8 PM ET ( Read More

Threading the NEIDL - Inside a BSL-4 Lab (MWV 68)

Constructed in 2009 in the highly populated South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) facility contains labs that operate at biosafety levels 2, 3 and 4. Due to its location the NEIDL has faced a raft of legal and regulator... Read More

Antibiotics - Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (video)

In this video, experts reveal how the natural processes of microbes are used to fight disease.
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MWV Episode 65 - Natalie Prystajecky: Norovirus

In episode 65 of MicrobeWorld Video, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Natalie Prystajecky Ph.D., Environmental Public Health Microbiologist, BCCDC Public Health Microbiology and Referen... Read More

How clean is your hotel room?

When you've collapsed in a hotel bed at the end of a day of vacationing, the last thing you want to worry about is whether a previous guest left germs behind. But germs are invisible to the naked eye, so how do hotel housekeepers — who have an average of 30 minutes to clean a room — make sure th... Read More

People, Places and Pathogens

Huw Taylor, Professor of Microbial Ecology at the University of Brighton, presented his inaugural lecture on Thursday 21 June 2012 entitled: People, Places and Pathogens.

Professor Taylor, who did his undergraduate degree in microbiology, said that the science of medical microbiology has del... Read More

Parents network to spread chickenpox (video)

Parents are buying lollipops licked by children with chickenpox to infect their kids in order to avoid the vaccine.

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MWV Episode 67 - The Secret Language of Bacteria

No bacterium lives alone – it is constantly encountering members of its own species as well as other kinds of bacteria and diverse organisms like viruses, fungi, plants and animals. To navigate a complex world, microbes use chemical signals to sense and communicate with one another... Read More

H5N1 Research Discussion (MWV56)

Watch the video from the ASMBiodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., of the discussion on the controversial NSABB’s publication recommendations for the NI... Read More

Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Disease: The Return of Whooping Cough

Despite high infant immunization rates, pertussis infection rates are increasing in many countries and pertussis outbreaks have occurred. Recent control strategies for pertussis have focused on immunizing adolescents and adults with pertussis booster vaccines in an effort to provide herd immunit... Read More

Vaccine Myths - Doctors Try To Dispel Them

A Missouri State Medical Association, led by two Saint Louis University pediatricians, aims to raise awareness about the importance of getting children vaccinated and change the way in which doctors respond to parents' fears of vaccines. The campaign is the focus point of Ken Haller, M.D., assoc... Read More

Insect wings shred bacteria to pieces

The veined wing of the clanger cicada kills bacteria solely through its physical structure — one of the first natural surfaces found to do so. An international team of biophysicists has now come up with a detailed model of how this defence works on the nanoscale. The results are published in the... Read More

TWiM #56: Live at ASM in Denver



HostsVincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and  Read More

Emergence of Animal-Origin H3N2 Influenza

Public health officials provide the latest update on the H3N2, the new strain of influenza that appears to have jumped from swine to humans and has already infected nearly 300 people in the United States.

Participant:
Lyn Finelli, CDC, Atlanta, GA, United States Read More

The Rise and Control of Gram-Negative Resistance #ICAAC (Video)

The launch of new antibiotics in the 1980s led many in the scientific field to believe that fight against bacteria had been won. Since then, at least one group of bacteria known as Gram-negatives (which includes pathogens responsible for hospital-acquired pneumonia and bloodstream infections as ... Read More

Scientific American editor Fred Guterl discusses viruses and the H5N1 controversy on Jon Stewart's Daily Show

In this clip from Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, guest Fred Guterl, award-winning journalist and executive editor of Scientific American, discusses his new book, "The Fate of the Species,"and touches on viruses, influenza, scientific research, and the recent H5... Read More

Curtis Suttle - Marine Virology (MWV66)

In MicrobeWorld Video episode 66 Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Curtis Suttle, Professor of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Microbiology & Immunology, and Botany, and Associate Dean of Scien... Read More

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