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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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TWiV 354: The cat in the HAART

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove Read More

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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TWiV 375: Zika and you will find

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit Read More

TWiM 108 Letters

Nervous in San Diego writes:

Dear Professors of TWiM,
I was recently introduced to TWiM by a neighbor. For the last few weeks I have been listening to the backlog of TWiM podcasts, mainly while walking our dog. Regrettably, our dog is a lousy conversationalist. L... Read More

A 28-days course for full-time and complete treatment of HIV

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

TWiP 72 letters

Robin writes:

plethora (n.)

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

TWiP 76 letters

Daniel writes:

Dear Vincent and Dickson,

I just returned from the annual meeting of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) where I enjoyed many fantastic lectures and caught more Cutthroat Trout fly fishing the upper Snake River during one ev... Read More

BacterioFiles 253 - Probiotics Promote Protective Pathway

This episode: In mice and fruit flies, Lactobacillus species induce gut cells to protect themselves from reactive oxygen compounds!

(8.2 MB, 8.9 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 203 - P. putida Promotes Plant Pollutant Purification

This episode: Bacteria living in plants could help plants clean up cancer-causing pollutants!

(6.9 MB, 7.5 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 205 - Colon Community Counterattacks Cholera

This episode: Microbes in the human gut seem to prevent/inhibit cholera!

(10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)

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Streptomyces albus

Streptomycetes are a member actinomycete family. Streptomycetes are usually found in soil and are important decomposers. They are aerobic, gram-positive, filamentous rods that create branching hyphae. They also produce more than half of the world's antibiotics, and are therefore very valuable in... Read More

Dangerous enterohemorrhagic bacteria E. coli

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

Microbiology Christmas Tree

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

TWiM 109 Letters

Geoffrey writes:

Dear Doctors:

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

BacterioFiles 256 - Virus Versus Virus

This episode: Viruses can cause host cells to inhibit other viruses!

(8 MB, 8.75 minutes)

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Chiba S, Suzuki N. 2015. Highly act... Read More

TWiV 344: Glaswegians go viral

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ruth Jarrett Read More

BacterioFiles 202 - Controlling Coliform Computers

This episode: Programming bacteria to sense and keep genomic records of environmental inputs!

(15.9 MB, 17.4 minutes)

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Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA)

Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA)
•Important Ingredients: Phenol red, mannitol (sugar), 7.5% NaCl
•Differential: between pathogenic S. aureus and S. epidermidis
•Selective: NaCl inhibits non-halophilic organisms. Organism that can grow are halophilic.
•Mannitol Fermentors: fermentation of acid cau... Read More

BacterioFiles 219 - Fungi Facilitate Photosynthetic Fuels

This episode: Fungi can act like sticky nets to help harvest algae for biofuels!

(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)

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