This episode: Some bacteria seem to cause slime mold amoebas to carry around other bacteria for food!
(12.4 MB, 13.5 minutes)
Host: Vincent Racaniello
Vincent visits the laboratories of Kit and J... Read More
This episode: Microbial predators in soil cause microbial prey to build fortifications!
(8.8 MB, 9.5 minutes)
This episode: A protein from gut bacteria has been tentatively linked with a human protein related to eating disorders!
(11.4 MB, 12.4 minutes)
This episode: I talk with Dr. Rob Dunn about his team's research into determining where a dust sample comes from based on the microbes present in it!
(12.6 MB, 13.7 minutes)
In a healthy adult human body, most internal organs such as the brain, spleen, liver, and heart are devoid of microorganisms because the immune system keeps them in check. After human host death, however, the immune system falters and microorganisms proliferate throughout the body beginning in ... Read More
The slide was prepared from blood of infected animals (cattle). The smear was stained with poly-chrome methylene blue which demonstrated blue colored bacillary body and light pink colored capsule (McFadyean's reaction).
The animal had the symptoms of high fever, convulsion and sudden death. ... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how filarial infection modulates the immune response to mycobacterial infection, and reveal a new case study.
This episode: Cancer-killing viruses could work even better when loaded into stem cells!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
The TWiP trio visit the Bronx Zoo where Paul solves the case of the Four Year Old with Pulmonary Edema, and talks about his career as the Chief Veterinarian and Director of the Zoological Health program for the Wildlife Conservation Society.
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This episode: Gut microbes may induce an immune response that protects against malaria!
(10.2 MB, 11.2 minutes)
Behold some of the bacteria that grew when an 8-year-old boy who had been playing outside pressed his hand onto a large Petri dish. The photo has been getting lots of buzz after his mom posted it on MicrobeWorld last week.
Tasha Sturm, who works as a microbiology lab tech at Cabrillo College ... Read More
This episode: Bacteria from wastewater treatment sludge can produce lots of biodegradable plastic!
(7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)
Los virus entéricos humanos, su presencia y prevalencia en el ambiente, es el tema de hoy para La Radio el Mundo de los Microbios. El Dr. Albert Bosh, Profesor Titular de la Universidad de Barcelona n... Read More
This episode: Bacterial spores can survive atmospheric entry on an artificial meteorite!
(10.7 MB, 11.25 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria living in plants seem to be contributing to plants' nutrition, possibly reducing the need for fertilizer!
(17.5 MB, 19.15 minutes)
Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy discuss the association of a virus with sea star melting disease, and the finding of a phycodnavirus in the oropharynx of humans with altered cognitive functions.
This episode: Being raised with their mother and breastmilk vs. bottle-fed in a nursery significantly affects macaque microbiomes and their immune system profile!
(7.7 MB, 8.4 minutes)
The microbiome of hibernating bears, and zebrafish as a model for bacterial sepsis feature in this animal-centric episode of TWiM hosted by Vincent, Michael, and Michele.
Image: Bright-field (top) and fluorescent (bottom) images of zebrafish embryos infected with E. coli strain F11. E... Read More
This episode: A conversation with Cat Adams about how fungi help plants clean up toxic zinc nanoparticles in soil!
(14.6 MB, 16 minutes)