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Discussions with researchers in the field of infectious diseases. microTalk is hosted by Karl Klose and colleagues from the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID).

Dr. Norris discusses everything you ever wanted to know about Lyme disease, including how people get the disease, the prospect for vaccines and eradication, the difficulty of working with this and other spirochetes in the lab, and his hobby of paleontology.

Dr. Alspaugh discusses fungal infections and the development of treatments and cures, his involvement in training mycologists at Woods Hole in Massachusetts, and how physician-patient interaction influences the research in his laboratory. 

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 14:08

Allan Hall Distills Down the Art of Fermentation

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The history of brewing and fermentation, the challenges of being an independent craft brewery, the science behind distilling whiskey, and beer brewing around the world

Monday, 29 January 2018 18:57

Ticks and Sandflies Suck!

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Controlling vector-borne disease by vaccines that target pathogen transmission, and the impact of global warming on vector-borne disease.

The promise of stem cell research in treating various diseases, including cancers and degenerative diseases, and the challenges of developing technologies that can be affordable and useful for everyone.

What it’s like to work in a BSL4 laboratory, what is the outlook for an effective ebola vaccine, and how to work with ebola-infected fruit bats in a BSL4 lab.

Ron Nirenberg is the mayor of San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the U.S.  San Antonio is one of the fastest growing cities, and bioscience is a major driver of the economy.

How White Nose Syndrome kills bats, ideas on how to save our bat populations, and how a love of animals and nature drove David Blehert and Jonah Evans into their careers.

Dr. Ballard discusses how Cdiff causes disease and Dr. Sharma discusses exactly how a fecal transplant is performed.

Dr. Dimopoulos and Dr. Lazear discuss ways to control and prevent malaria, how worried we should be about Zika virus, and how climate change influences diseases spread by mosquitoes.

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