This episode: Remnants of viral infection left behind in squirrels' genome may protect them from incoming viruses!
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve last week's case study, present a new one, and reveal how secreted proteins from a helminth prevent diabetes in mice.
This episode: Ahmed Gomaa and I discuss how to keep some microbes and get rid of others using bacteria's own immune system!
(15.1 MB, 16.5 minutes)
This episode: Interview with Jordi van Gestel: cheaters in bacterial communities don't always succeed!
(13.1 MB, 14.25 minutes)
microbes in the environment: there are about 4 to 5 different colonies of bacteria which is growing in agar plate; sample from library toilet seat. (front view) Read More
Organisms grown on MacConkey Agar at 37 degrees for 24 hours.
-Important Ingredients: crystal violet, bile salts, neutral red (color indicator), lactose
-Differential: used to identify and isolate lactose fermenting G- enteric bacteria mainly Enterobacteriaceae. Strong lactose fermentation pr... Read More
This episode: Some phages can fight back against bacterial defenses with recently discovered genes!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
Nuevas guías de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (USEPA) para las aguas recreacionales: éste es el tópico que discutiremos hoy con Grace Robiou, quien ha trabajado durante los últimos años buscando nuevos indicadores de riesgo que protejan mejor a los bañistas.
Aunque en el mu... Read More
This episode: Some photosynthetic bacteria can use electricity for their metabolism to make useful stuff too!
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This episode: Ants teaming with bacteria help defend plants from bacterial pathogens!
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A group of students (Adrienne Linzemann, Jose Aveja, Elsa quintero), staff (William Thompson), and faculty (Farahnaz Movahedzadeh) from Harold Washington College participated in Chicago River interdisciplinary project with the leadership of VP Margie Martyn, and isolated Pseudomonas fluorescens ... Read More
Most of the strains used belong to the Bacillus genus and the rest are just random colorful petri dish contaminants. :-)
Author: Rositsa Tashkova, Université de Nantes, France Read More
Recognizing the importance of the public health emergency of the Ebola outbreak in western Africa, the organizers of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial ... Read More
Are you an early career scientist who is interested in public outreach? Do you want to share your love of microbiology with the world? Consider applying to the American Society for Microbiology’s Headquarter Communications Fellowship. This 6-month fellowship in Wash... Read More
Dear Vincent and Dickson,
I just returned from the annual meeting of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) where I enjoyed many fantastic lectures and caught more Cutthroat Trout fly fishing the upper Snake River during one ev... Read More
The TWiV team reviews the discovery of old vials of smallpox virus at NIH, anthrax and influenza mishaps at CDC, the baby who was not cured of HIV, Cambridge Working Group, and sacking of NSABB members.
Hosts: Read More
This episode: Discovering how butterflies' bacteria change from caterpillar to adult!
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Tom talks with Vincent about viral central nervous system infections of global importance, Ebola virus, and running the fastest marathon dressed as a doctor.
Strep agalactiae (Group B Strep) streaked out on Granada plates. Usually this media is used to screen for Group B in pregnant patients, the strep will grow as bright orange colonies while any other growth will be colorless. Perfect for a little Halloween fun...follow me on instagram @stylish_str... Read More