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I can haz ASM talks

An I Can Haz Cheezburger meme for ASM's General Meeting in San Francisco created by artist Michele Banks. Read More

48% of Retail Chicken Contaminated with E. Coli

A recent test of packaged raw chicken products bought at grocery stores across the country found that roughly half of them were contaminated with the bacteria E. coli.

E. coli, which the study said was an indicator of fecal contamination, was found in 48 percent of 120 chicken products bought... Read More

TWiV 163: What Rous wrought



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier Read More

TWiV 144: HIV gets the (zinc) finger



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 55 - Insect Invaders Inhibit Infections

This episode: Bacteria in mosquitoes could prevent Dengue fever!




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Dicty fruit

Dictyostelium discoideum is a soil-living amoeba. A group of 100,000 form a mound as big as a grain of sand.

The hereditary information is carried on six chromosomes with sizes ranging from 4 to 7 Mb resulting in a total of about 34 Mb of DNA, a multicopy 90 kb extrachromosomal element that h... Read More

The microbiologist: Tweaking genes to help corals survive climate change

Kim Ritchie fell into coral research as an undergraduate, got a Ph.D. in genetics and was doing post-doctoral research in Panama when she lost her funding. With the ideal training for biotech, however, she slipped right into a startup. But when the company went bankrupt, she jumped back into res... Read More

TWiV 143: Live at ASV in Minneapolis



 


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Con... Read More

Can life evolve from a different chemical code?

All life on Earth relies on a standard set of 20 molecules called amino acids to build the proteins that carry out life's essential actions. But did it have to be this way?

All living creatures on this planet use the same 20 amino acids, even though there are hundreds available in nature. Sci... Read More

Food Microbiology: An Overlooked Frontier | Lecture (2011)

Speaker: David Chang (momofuku)

November 14, 2011 Read More

Soil bacterium helps kill cancers

A bacterium found in soil is a showing promise as a way of delivering cancer drugs into tumours.

Spores of the Clostridium sporogenes bacterium can grow within tumours because there is no oxygen.

UK and Dutch scientists have been able to genetically engineer an enzyme into the bacteria to ... Read More

TWiV 189: Five postdocs in Glasgow



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Vanessa Cowton, Mary Holton, Mark Robinson, Swetha Vijayakrishnan, and Gavin Wilkie


Vincent returns to t... Read More

Discover Interview: Tullis Onstott Went 2 Miles Down & Found Microbes That Live on Radiation

Bacteria found in gold mines and frozen caves show the extreme flexibility of life, and hint at where else we might find it in the solar system.

The first time Tullis Onstott ventured underground, he squeezed into an elevator with dozens of South African gold miners and descended a mile into ... Read More

TWiV 182 Letters

Joe writes:


Vince, here is the text of my post on Peter S site. I was disappointed in the quality of his article as I have much previous experience with his work and see him as the "David Baltimore of Risk Communication". If you could get him on as a guest you would e... Read More

Exploring HIV - Illustration by David S. Goodsell

If we can visualize a protein's shape, we can learn much more about how it functions and how we might block its activity. This was the guiding principle behind an NIH initiative launched 25 years ago to spur the discovery of HIV-related protein structures. Structures produced through the program... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 60 - Making Mysterious Microbial Missives

This episode: Sending secret messages with glowing bacteria!




Downloa... Read More

TWiV 183 Letters

Joe writes:


How cool is that to be listening to you all reading my emails with Peter Sandman while I am stuck in traffic.


I loved the discussion and want to send a big thank you to Michael for joining in and giving us the missing perspective of what the NSABB ... Read More

TWiV 188: Haggis, single malt, and viruses



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Mass... Read More

Explore the Human Microbiome [Interactive]

Learn about the bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms that maintain human health.

The body contains 10 times more bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms than human cells. Most of these species are harmless—although they can still cause illness if they wind up in the wrong place. In add... Read More

The Glowing Spider-Worms of New Zealand

Imagine you are a tiny caddisfly pupa. When you emerge from your pupal case, it is dark, but not pitch black, and high above you, you see the faint glow of a starry sky. On new wings, you rise. Cue angelic voices.

Suddenly, you struggle against an invisible barrier. Cue scary cello. You begin... Read More

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