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BacterioFiles 201 - Plastic-Producing Prokaryote Process

This episode: Bacteria from wastewater treatment sludge can produce lots of biodegradable plastic!

(7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)

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TWiV 346: A double helical career

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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BacterioFiles 209 - Myxococcus Menace Motivates Megastructures

This episode: Microbial predators in soil cause microbial prey to build fortifications!

(8.8 MB, 9.5 minutes)

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Bacteria battling each other to survive

"Two types of bacteria found in the soil have enabled scientists to get the dirt on how resistance to antibiotics develops along with a separate survival strategy.The study identifies an atypical antibiotic molecule and the way in which the resistance to that molecule arises, including the ident... Read More

BacterioFiles 193 - Milk Modifies Monkey Microbes

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)

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ASM Live at #ICAAC / ICC - Microbiosensor: A Device for Monitoring Bacterial Contamination in Contact Lens Cases

Nishal Govindji-Bhatt, Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and Curtis Dobson, PhD, University of Manchester, discuss how to best avoid eye infection caused by poor contact lens case cleaning.


TWiV 297: Ebola! Don't panic

The TWiVites present an all-ebolavirus episode, tackling virology, epidemiology, and approaches to prevention and cure that are in the pipeline.

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"I kissed a plate... and I liked it."

What do you get when you kiss a Petri dish? Bacteria and yeast colonies that grow into a pretty collage composed of different colors and morphologies. This is an LB agar plate incubated at room temperature for several days. Read More

TWiV 355: Baby's first virome

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove Read More

Is Antibacterial Soap Increasing Your Chances Of A Nasal Infection?

Previous research has shown that the overuse of antibiotics has a hand in promoting an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria and now a new study published in the journal mBio has found that an antibiotic common to soaps and hand sanitizers actually promotes the growth of Staphylococcus aureus ... Read More

TWiV 275: Virocentricity with Eugene Koonin

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TWiM #121: A plague of pathogens

Filmed live at ASM Biodefense 2016 with special guests: Rebekah Kading and Wyndham Lathem.

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Bacillus subtilis

Streak plate isolation showing colonial morphology of Bacillus subtilis on trypticase soy agar (TSA) incubated for 24 hours at 37oC. Note the rough and dry/matte texture characteristic of this organism’s growth. Read More

TWiV 345: How a vaccine got the nod

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and  Read More

BacterioFiles 258 - Transformed Toxin Translocates Treatments

This episode: Bacterial toxins could be modified to deliver life-saving proteins into neurons!

(11.1 MB, 12.1 minutes)

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Chen C, Przedpelski A, Tepp WH, Pellett S, Johnson EA, Barbieri JT. 2015.... Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 108 - Grace Robiou

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.

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TWiV 271: To bee, or not to bee, that is the infection

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Read More

TWiV 375: Zika and you will find

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit Read More

BacterioFiles 188 - Rat Residents Relieve Resin Roughness

This episode: Gut bacteria in Mojave desert woodrats help them detoxify and eat toxic creosote bushes!

(10 MB, 10.8 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 204 - Animalcules Assist Agave Amino Accumulation

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)

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