The TWiPtastic trio solves the case of the Surfer from Switzerland, and reveal how taste-chemosensory tuft cells in the gut regulate immune responses to parasites.
1540s, a medical word for "excess of body fluid," from Late Latin plethora, from Greek plethore "fullness," from plethein "be full" (see pleio-). Figurative meaning "too-muchness, overfullness in any respect" i... Read More
In this conversation, not only we shall make a brief discussion about the real origin of HIV, but also we discuss about several drugs, which are already available in markets, and can completely 'heal' people from HIV after 28 days of consumption. The cooperator with the Central Intelligence Agen... Read More
The TWiP trifecta solves the case of the Woman from Bolivia with Belly Pain, and discuss a method for population modification of malaria mosquitoes using a Cas9-mediated driver gene.
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This episode: Engineered phages can both kill bacteria and disrupt their communications!
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Vincent and Elio marvel in the finding that a phage tail-like struc... Read More
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 is a picture of the Christmas tree in the University of Colorado Hospital Microbiology Department.
The tree is adorned with homemade culture plate ornaments (one for each staff member) and topped with a stuffed Staphylococcus aureus microbe. Read More
I just went to my semi-annual dental appointment and I thought of a potentially interesting oral health monitor - the plaque biofilm that they scrape off your teeth during the cleaning. Brush immediately before the cleaning ... Read More
The Picornavirus Overview Video is the first video in our virus package. It introduces the Picornivirus family, covering general characteristics. More detail about each virus within the family is covered in those virus' individual videos. Read More
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, about half of American adults have periodontal disease, which affects gum tissues and the bones supporting the teeth. Apparently, the prevalence of periodontal disease increases with age, with the highest prevalence for those that smoke, thos... Read More
Here's my summary of ASM2015, an exciting weekend full of science.
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This episode: Some bacteria seem to cause slime mold amoebas to carry around other bacteria for food!
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This episode: A conversation with Cat Adams about how fungi help plants clean up toxic zinc nanoparticles in soil!
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This episode: Cable bacteria and algae set up electric grid in sediments!
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The TWiP triumvirate solves the case of the Missionary in Kenya, and review the finding of a soldier caste in flatworms that parasitize snails.
Most Escherichia coli (E.coli) strains are harmless.But some, like enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), are a hazard to human health and life. Read More
This episode: When digesting wood, shipworms outsource their microbial symbionts from gut to gills!
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