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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).

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.

Dr. Dan Riskin host of the Animal Planet show about parasitic infections, Monsters Inside Me, discusses various topics ranging from his bot fly infection, to the thrill of watching bats emerge from a cave, and touching on how to communicate science to a general audience.

The genesis of the March for Science, the politicization of science, how to combat fake information on the internet.

Fungi and fungal infections, and the difficulty of identifying new anti-fungal drugs.

How plants protect themselves from viruses, and genetically modified plants.

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