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MdlM113: Microorganismos Halofilos Extremos y los virus que las infectan con Josefa Anton

Ambientes extremos: salares del mundo, su microbiota y los virus presentes. Estos son los temas a discutirse en el episodio de hoy de La Radio el Mundo de los Microbios. Nuestra invitada la Dra. Josefa (Pepa) Anton, Profesora Titular de Microbiología de la Universidad de Alicante co... Read More

Using Wordcloud-Reponses to Discover How Students Perceive Concepts in the Classroom

In this blog, I share some "first word that comes to mind" responses of my freshman biology class to the words "germ," "bacteria," "cell," and "DNA." The way that we perceive an idea or concept definitely impacts our relationship with it. Thus, finding out what students think, coming into our ... Read More

Fluid Thioglycollate Media

Organisms grown in Fluid Thioglycollate Media w/out resazurin dye is a reducing media that uses sodium thioglycollate to chemically combine with dissolved oxygen to deplete the oxygen in the media. All organism except for Neisseria sicca were grown for 48 hours at 37 degrees C. Neisseria sicca i... Read More

BacterioFiles 182 - Chloroplast Colonizers' Contradictory Conflicts

This episode: BacterioFiles teams up with The Plant Pathology Podcast to talk about how microbes living in plants sometimes team up with the plants, sometimes with plant pathogens!

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BacterioFiles 208 - Discovering Dietary Dwellers

This episode: Dr. Angela Zivkovic discusses the microbes present in our food!

(21.6 MB, 23.6 minutes)

Show notes: 
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BacterioFiles 191 - Coats Compose Current Conduits

This episode: Bacterial nanowires are made of the cells' outer membranes!

(9.75 MB, 10.6 minutes)


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Striking photo shows all the bacteria on an 8-year-old's hand (Today.com)

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

BacterioFiles 184 - Fungus Friends Fabricate Fragrance

This episode: Truffle's microbiome helps produce its attractive aromas!

(12.5 MB, 13.6 minutes)

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Introducing the Thanatomicrobiome

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

Bespoke microbiome therapy to manage plant diseases

In this paper we describe the perspective of following the achievements in medicine, where gut microbiome transplants are proving to be a powerful method to overcome several gastrointestinal disorders and many other physiological problems, to possible solve diseases in plants. There is strong si... Read More

TWiV 350: Viral gene therapy with Katherine High

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Katherine A. High

Vincent speaks with Katherine High about her... Read More

TWiV 359: A Blossom by any other name

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Blossom Damania

Vincent speaks with Blossom about he... Read More

BacterioFiles 196 - Flagellin Facilitates Flu-shot Function

This episode: Bacteria are important for a good immune response to unadjuvanted influenza vaccines!

(14.6 MB, 16 minutes)

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TWiM #124: Fungal pirates

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michele Swanson, and Michael Schmidt.

Vincent, Michael, and Michele reveal how a fungal protease blunts the innate immune response and promotes pathogenicity. 

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TWiM #87: Avogadro, archaeal fossils, and ICAAC

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

BacterioFiles 240 - Water Worms Make (carbon) Monoxide Meals

This episode: Marine worms and their microbial symbionts can live on the toxic gas carbon monoxide!

Reminder: this is the last episode for at least a few weeks while I am wrapping up my PhD. See you again when I'm done!

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BacterioFiles 175 - Bacteria Build Better Biofilms

This episode: Engineered bacteria can be made to produce many different useful kinds of biofilm!

(10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)

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TWiM #122: Mayonii, microRNAs and the microbiome

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michele Swanson, and Michael Schmidt.

Vincent, Michele, and Michael reveal the discovery of a new species of the spirochaete that causes Lyme disease, and fecal microRNAs that shape the gut microbiome. Read More

TWiP 89: Day TWiPers

Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel reveal last week's case study and introduce a new one concerning a patient who traveled to Belize.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello,&... Read More

TWiP 85: Channeling tryps

Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel explain how trypanolytic factor forms membrane channels to lyse trypanosomes, and present a new case study.

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