Filament-forming organisms help bacteria swim through soil and exchange genes with each other! Also, new feature: microbe of the episode!

Published in Bacteriofiles

Going somewhere exotic? Travel vaccinations are more than just a prick in the arm. Learn what pesky pathogens you’re protecting yourself from next time you trot the globe

Published in Microbial Sciences

Fungi control their cell's growth and division with a protein from a virus, unlike all other kinds of eukaryote!

Published in Bacteriofiles
Monday, 05 December 2016 15:57

Of mice and MERS - TWiV 418

A new animal model for MERS coronavirus-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome, produced by CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the mouse gene encoding an ortholog of the virus receptor.

Published in TWiV
Monday, 05 December 2016 15:32

Of mice and MERS - TWiV 418

A new animal model for MERS coronavirus-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome, produced by CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the mouse gene encoding an ortholog of the virus receptor.

Published in ASM Podcasts

Fungi control their cell's growth and division with a protein from a virus, unlike all other kinds of eukaryote!

Published in ASM Podcasts
Using tracer viruses, researchers found that contamination of just a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities. Within 2 to 4 hours, the virus could be detected on 40 to 60 percent of workers and visitors in the facilities and commonly touched objects.

Curtis Suttle has helped show that viruses are by far the most common life forms on the planet. They also contain most of the genetic diversity of life, and they even control how much oxygen we have to breathe. I talked to Suttle about coming to terms with the fact that we live on a virus planet, and how hard it is to find a place on Earth that's virus-free--even two miles underground.

Published in Meet the Scientist

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