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Dengue fever vaccine undergoes final trial in VietNam

Dengue fever vaccine undergoes final trial in VietNam | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

The HCM (Ho Chi Minh) City Pasteur Institute will carry out the final phase of clinical tests on a vaccine against dengue fever next month.  If these are successfully concluded, the vaccine will be widely circulated throughout VietNam in about three years' time.

 

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Which bacteria are in my poop? It depends where you look...

Which bacteria are in my poop? It depends where you look... | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from my friend and former colleague Tami Lieberman. She’s a postdoc in the Kishony Lab in the Department of Systems Biology at the Harvard Medical School, and you follow her on twitter @conTAMInatedsci.
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Today’s genital warts came from trysts between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens

Today’s genital warts came from trysts between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Sometimes evolution gets really awkward
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The Viruses That Made Us Human

The Viruses That Made Us Human | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Viruses that infected our ancestors provided the genetic foundations for many traits that define us.

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Gut reaction: the surprising power of microbes | Ed Yong

Gut reaction: the surprising power of microbes | Ed Yong | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
The Long Read: Most of us think of microbes as germs to be feared and killed. In fact they hold the key to improving our health – and may be the key to tackling obesity
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Mouse microbes may make scientific studies harder to replicate

Mouse microbes may make scientific studies harder to replicate | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
The zoo of bacteria and viruses within each lab animal may be confounding experiments
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A California City Is Fending Off #Zika by Releasing 40,000 Mosquitoes Every Week

A California City Is Fending Off #Zika by Releasing 40,000 Mosquitoes Every Week | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
As disease-carrying mosquitoes continue their march across the United States, communities are experimenting with new ways to keep the vectors under control.
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Poop pill’s surprise failure shows that the #microbiome is still a mystery

Poop pill’s surprise failure shows that the #microbiome is still a mystery | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Pills containing fecal bacteria looked like they could cure an infection that kills thousands of people every year in the U.S.
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Australia to spend over $11mn to eradicate carps by releasing herpes virus into rivers

Australia to spend over $11mn to eradicate carps by releasing herpes virus into rivers | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

Australia will spend more than US$11 million in a bid to exterminate European carp by releasing a virulent strain of herpes into the country’s largest waterway.


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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, May 4, 2:57 AM
Because that myxoma virus release worked so well
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What do they taste like?
 
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This microbiologist loves bugs, hates hype - and wants you to send him your cat's poop

This microbiologist loves bugs, hates hype - and wants you to send him your cat's poop | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
An outspoken biologist uses social media as a megaphone as he calls out his colleagues for hyping their research findings and ignoring women scientists.
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Artist Paints With Bacteria, And It's Oddly Beautiful

Artist Paints With Bacteria, And It's Oddly Beautiful | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
A petri dish is her canvas, and the microbes are her paint.
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MalariaSpot: A game to help diagnose malaria

MalariaSpot: A game to help diagnose malaria | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

Diagnosis time can be up to 30 minutes. A microscopist has to count all the parasites in a blood sample.

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Outbreaks of 2015 - A Year in Review

Outbreaks of 2015 - A Year in Review | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

"‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2015. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable diseases and outbreaks. Our list has been limited to the nice round number of ten. Does this list seem representative of 2015 to you?"

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Microbiologist Kim Lewis on the engineering approach to invention, and abstracting the problem in biology

Microbiologist Kim Lewis on the engineering approach to invention, and abstracting the problem in biology | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Principles of Invention - videos - Serious Science
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The ‘Swiss Agent’: Long-forgotten research unearths new mystery about #Lyme disease

The ‘Swiss Agent’: Long-forgotten research unearths new mystery about #Lyme disease | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Newly discovered documents suggest some Lyme disease patients were infected with another tick-borne bacteria in the late 1970s called the "Swiss Agent."
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Tiny 'Vampires' Put the Bite on Amoeba Prey 740 Million Years Ago

Tiny 'Vampires' Put the Bite on Amoeba Prey 740 Million Years Ago | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
In an ancient sea bed hundreds of millions of years ago, single-cell creatures fell victim to amoeba "vampires," which left holes in amoeba fossils from their feeding.
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A Horrifying Comic-Book Future Where #Antibiotics Don't Work Any More

A Horrifying Comic-Book Future Where #Antibiotics Don't Work Any More | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Imagine a future where the drugs we rely on to cure common yet life-threatening infections don’t work on most people. Now imagine a right-wing regime that only gives the medicine that still works to “productive” citizens. That’s right: millions of people would be screwed.
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The House That Spores Built: fungal materials

The House That Spores Built: fungal materials | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Phil Ross may have discovered the building material of the future.
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Electron cryotomography of an intact bacterial cell (video)

Electron cryotomography, 3D reconstruction, and segmentation of an intact bacterial cell highlighting cellular features and showing how, in a growing numbe
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Carpageddon: what you need to know about the release of carp herpes in Australia

Carpageddon:  what you need to know about the release of carp herpes in Australia | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it

Yesterday’s announcement of funding for a National Carp Control Plan – including the release of the carp herpes virus – has generated a lot of interest in the media.

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The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life

The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
The microbiologist spent years moving labs and relishing solitude. Then her work on gene-editing thrust her into the scientific spotlight.
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The Epidemiologist Who Crushed The Glass Ceiling And Media Stupidity

The Epidemiologist Who Crushed The Glass Ceiling And Media Stupidity | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
In a new memoir, Dr. Mary Guinan reflects on 40 years as a disease detective for the CDC.
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Less Disinfectant, More Rioja

Less Disinfectant, More Rioja | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
A few years in Spain, and my mother’s last days, helped me see the futility of a sterilized life.
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The Tree of Life Just Got a Lot Weirder

The Tree of Life Just Got a Lot Weirder | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
We know certain branches exist, but we have never seen the organisms that perch there.
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Can faecal transplants treat schizophrenia? Don't believe the #microbiome hype

Can faecal transplants treat schizophrenia? Don't believe the #microbiome hype | Twisted Microbiology | Scoop.it
Can faecal transplants treat schizophrenia? Do probiotics cure asthma?
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