Vincent and Dickson welcome new TWiP host Daniel Griffin to discuss the association of a new Mycoplasma with trichomoniasis, and to introduce a new feature to the show, a case study.
Video version of This Week in Microbiology episode 352. Show host Vincent Racaniello goes to Washington, D.C., to visit artist Michele Banks and discusses science-themed art, science communication and her career path as an artist.
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This episode: Modern hunter-gatherers have very different gut microbes from people from agricultural societies!
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This episode: Gut microbes can be different even in genetically identical mice in similar conditions!
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This episode: With guest host Susan Gardner! We discuss nitrogen-fixing plant-friendly bacteria that help plants grow in copper-contaminated soil, helping to clean it up!
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The paratenic hosts reveal a case of scabies in the Traveling Salesman, and discuss a role for natural antibody in protection from infection with Plasmodium.
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A pink-pigmented strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is shown in the picture. This was photographed in University of Colorado Hospital's clinical lab by the microbiology department. The organism is shown on Mueller-Hinton agar for Kirby-Bauer sensitivity testing.
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Vincent and Dickson discuss how malaria parasites induce odors in their rodent hosts that attract mosquitoes.
This episode: Soil bacteria could help prevent food poisoning from bacteria in raw tomatoes!
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel review new insight into antigenic variation in trypanosomes, reveal the difficult solution to the last case study, and present another mystery for your solving.
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