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TWiP 43: Two remarkable host-parasite conflicts



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson review how ... Read More

Better prepared for an E. coli outbreak

New methods speed up the process of identifying the subgroup of E. coli bacteria responsible for an outbreak of illness. At the same time, Norwegian researchers are on the trail of a disinfectant that will inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria in food.

Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli) ... Read More

TWiM 35: Ohne hauch



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Read More

Vaccine may prevent cruise ship virus


Researchers are working on a vaccine that might one day prevent norovirus, which has made many cruise ship passengers in the United States ill.

"It is possible to prevent infection and illness with a vaccine for norovirus," said Dr. Robert Atmar, a professor of medicine and molecular virolo... Read More

TWiP 35: Malaria control with David Fidock



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson discuss control of ma... Read More

How do we know what causes an infectious disease? (Part 2)

Having discussed fulfilling Koch's postulates using culture methods in part 1, this blog post briefly discusses the newer molecular techniques that scientists can use to provide evidence for a disease being caused by a specific organism. Read More

TWiM #21: Symbiotic margheritas



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Elio Schaechter.


On episode #21 of the podcast This Week... Read More

TWiM #14: Vomocytosis and microbial transistors



Hosts: Stanley Maloy, Margaret McFall-Ngai, <... Read More

TWiM #15: Microbial long distance relationships



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt and Read More

TWiM #27: An inflamed gut is good for Salmonella



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Read More

How do we know what causes an infectious disease? (Part 1)

A brief introduction to how scientists prove that an infectious agent is a cause of disease. It discusses Koch's postulates using the imaginary disease chocolatitis and the imaginary organism Chocolobacter as an example. Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 91



La Dra. Andrea Porras-Alfaro nació en San José, Costa Rica donde obtuvo su grado de Ingeniería de Biotecnología. ... Read More

TWiP 33: Hide and seek



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson review an in sili... Read More

TWiM #24: This year in microbiology



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello... Read More

TWiM #26: Suum cuique



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Read More

TWiV 186 Letters

Kurt writes:


Dear Vincent,


Sorry I missed your visit to NU- my teaching duties in Evanston prevented it!


Several of my students attended both and had good reports all around. Your work on ISGs sounds like it is coming along well.


I just today l... Read More

TWiV Live in Dublin (MWV58)

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TWiV 161: Concerto in B



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit... Read More

TWiM #16: ICAAC Live



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloM... Read More

Streptococcus

Image of Streptococcus, a type (genus) of spherical bacteria that can colonize the throat and back of the mouth. Stroptococci often occur in pairs or in chains, as shown here.

Tina Carvalho, University of Hawaii at Manoa Read More

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