MWV Episode 54 - TWiM at ICAAC Live

submitted by: MicrobeWorld

Episode 54 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy on September 17, 2011, features a live recorded video episode of This Week in Microbiology (TWiM), a podcast about life on Earth.

Host Vincent and co-host Michael, along with guests Arturo, Stuart, and David converse about antimicrobial resistance and why most fungi do not cause disease.

Quantum Hall Effect 1

submitted by: icamvid

Claudio Chamon descusses the quantum hall effect from the point of view of metrology, a possible new, more accurate, SI standard for resistance, and some new ideas in condensed matter physics.

Enhancing capacity for nematode management in small-scale banana cropping systems

submitted by: UP Los Baños
Report on the survey and collection of banana cultivars resistant to nematodes in small-scale cropping systems. Occurence and population of nematodes in the bananas were studied while varieties resistant to nematodes, particularly of Radopholus similis and Meloidogyne spp. The banana's resistance reaction were validated under farmer's field condition. Dr. Felipe S. Dela Cruz Dr. Teodora O. Dizon Crop Science Cluster College of Agriculture University of the Philippines Los Baños...

Delaying the development of resistance to Bt corn in the population of Asian Corn Borer, Ostrinia furnacalis

submitted by: UP Los Baños
Report on the survey of occurence of resistant Asian corn borer (ACB) populations in selected growing areas as well as the rate of development of resistance to Cry1Ab of the ACB in the laboratory. The effect of Bt protein on the biology of predatory earwigs fed with ACB larvae was explored. Dr. Belen Morallo-Rejesus and Dr. Pio A. Javier Crop Protection Cluster College of Agriculture University of the Philippines Los Baños http://www.uplb.edu.ph

Tiny Conspiracies (MWV31)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Bacteria communicate with chemical languages that allow them to synchronize their behavior and thereby act as multi-cellular organisms. This process, called quorum sensing, enables bacteria to do things they can’t do as a single cell, like successfully infect and cause disease in humans. Bonnie Bassler, Ph.D., the Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and President-elect for the American Society for Microbiology, has been researching strategies that can interfere...

Talk by Diamond

submitted by: dougramsey

Professor Diamond talks about the importance of play in a child's development of executive functions such as inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility, as can be seen through a program called "Tools of the Mind," based on the theories of psychologists Lev Vygotski and Alexander Luria.