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Microbe Talk: October 2016

The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) building in Boston is a high-tech facility for the study of emerging, and re-emerging, microbial diseases of humans and animals. The building, part of Boston University, is equipped up to Biosafety level 4 … Continue reading

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New to Science: January 2015

Each month, the Society for General Microbiology publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are a few of the new species that have been discovered, and the places they’ve … Continue reading

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Should we curb our appetite for beef?

In 2012, Nobel Prize winner Harald zur Hausen noted the volume of research suggesting a causal link between beef consumption and colorectal cancer. This disease predominantly occurs in high-income countries where Western-style diets incorporate large amounts of red meat. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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New to Science: October Edition

Each month, the Society for General Microbiology publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are a few of the new species that have been discovered, and the places they’ve … Continue reading

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World Hepatitis Day 2014

Today is World Hepatitis Day, which is marked by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness of a disease that continues to claim millions of lives around the world every year. Predominantly a viral disease, hepatitis is primarily characterised … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: November 2013

[gigya src=” http://microbetalk.podomatic.com/swf/joeplayer_v20a.swf ” flashvars=” minicast=false&jsonLocation=http%3A%2F%2Fmicrobetalk.podomatic.com%2Fentry%2Fembed_params%2F2013-11-11T02_01_48-08_00%3Fcolor%3D43bee7%26autoPlay%3Dfalse%26facebook%3Dtrue%26height%3D85%26minicast%3Dfalse%26objembed%3D1%26width%3D440″ wmode=”tranparent” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowFullScreen=”true” width=”440″ height=”85″] A few weeks ago, we were kindly invited by the European Society for Virology to go to their congress in Lyon. Ben got to interview several virologists about vaccine … Continue reading

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Microbe Video: Julie Pfeiffer

Last month, we were invited by the European Society of Virology to go to their conference in Lyon, France, and interview some of the researchers that were presenting their work. In this video, we spoke to Julie Pfeiffer, Associate Professor … Continue reading

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