Last of the Tasmanian devils? Infectious cancer to blame

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Researcher Andrew Storfer discusses his research on Tasmanian devils, their infectious cancer, and how this research has wide reaching impacts.

Tasmanian devils' infectious cancer offer insights into human epidemics

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What can we learn about diseases by studying the Tasmanian devils' infectious cancer? Sam Scheiner of the NSF discusses the insight that science can learn by studying these critters.

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MWV Episode 68 - Threading the NEIDL: TWiV Goes Inside a BSL-4

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Constructed in 2009 in the highly populated South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) facility contains labs that operate at biosafety levels 2, 3 and 4. Due to its location the NEIDL has faced a raft of legal and regulatory hurdles that have prevented BSL-3 and BSL-4 labs from becoming functional. "Threading the NEIDL," is a 1-hour documentary narrated by Vincent Racaniello, PhD, Higgins Professor of Microbiology &...

The Hygienic Efficacy of Different Hand-Drying Methods: A Review of the Evidence

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Susan Stack from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, discusses her article appearing in the August 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings which discloses the ramifications of different hand-drying methods and their effect on infection control. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00393-X/fulltext

What is the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin

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Andrew Greene, Ph.D., describes the research foci of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.

Interview with Larry Madoff, Editor of ProMED-mail (MWV47)

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In episode 47 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., on February 20, 2011, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with the Editor of ProMED-mail, Lawrence Madoff, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Massachusetts Medical School Boston. ProMED-mail is the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, an online network of more than 55,000 members who monitor the four corners of the...

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in International Health- The Philippines: Part 2 of 5

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Dr. Michael Kron, a Tropical Medicine Physician and Researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses challenges and opportunities in international health, focusing on his work in the Philippines in anti-filarial drug discovery. In this clip, Dr. Kron discusses environmental factors that influence research opportunities and anti-parasite drug discovery.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in International Health- The Philippines: Part 1 of 5

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(Part 1 of 5) Dr. Michael Kron, a Tropical Medicine Physician and Researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses challenges and opportunities in international health, focusing on his work in drug discovery regarding Filariasis in the Philippines.

mHealth - Infectious Disease in the Mobile Age

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Mobile health or mHealth is part of a movement towards citizen-centered health services delivered through cellular technologies. Mobile phones in particular are becoming a first line of defense against emerging infectious diseases by keeping healthcare practitioners and the public informed about outbreaks. For individuals mHealth technologies can provide real-time monitoring of vital signs and even deliver treatment services in the form of risk assessments, medication regimens and doctor...

An Iconography of Contagion - MWV24

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In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video we visit the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., for the opening of "An Iconography of Contagion," an art exhibition featuring more than 20 public health posters from the 1920s to the 1990s. Covering infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, gonorrhea, and syphilis, the posters come from North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This video features interviews with J.D. Talasek, Director of Cultural Programs of the National...