Vincent, Elio, and Michele review a study of the viruses and bacteria in commensal rats in New York City.
Creating and maintaining a clean, sustainable water supply means delivering drinking water and collecting wastewater while dealing with pathogenic microorganisms and infrastructure challenges. It's not all challenges, however. Two speakers; Sudhir Murthy, PhD, PE, BCEE, Innovation Chief at DC... Read More
In 2011, the NIH Clinical Center had a cluster of infections of a pathogen that tops the CDC's list of urgent threats: antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. This bacteria, which can cause bloodstream and other infections, has recently developed resistance to the class of antibiotics kno... Read More
This episode: Modern hunter-gatherers have very different gut microbes from people from agricultural societies!
(12.9 MB, 14.1 minutes)
Sulfur-indole-motility test (SIM media) results for:
(A) Escherichia coli: Motile***, hydrogen sulfide (-), indole (+)*
(B) Staphylococcus aureus: Non-motile, hydrogen sulfide (-), indole (-)
(C) Salmonella arizonae: Motile, hydrogen sulfide (+)**, indole (-)
(D) Enterobacter aerogenes: Mot... Read More
This episode: Gut microbes can be different even in genetically identical mice in similar conditions!
(7.4 MB, 8 minutes)
Vincent and Dickson discuss how infection of mice with helminths induces cytokines that reactivate a latent gamma-herpesvirus.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.
Special guest: Stanley Maloy
Vincent meets up with Stan Maloy o... Read More
This episode: Antibiotic-degrading probiotics protect mouse gut microbes from hostile pathogen takeover after antibiotic treatment!
(7.8 MB, 8.5 minutes)
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.
Behold some of the bacteria that grew when an 8-year-old boy who had been playing outside pressed his hand onto a large Petri dish. The photo has been getting lots of buzz after his mom posted it on MicrobeWorld last week.
Tasha Sturm, who works as a microbiology lab tech at Cabrillo College ... Read More
This episode: Fungi living in grasses make toxic compounds to defend against herbivores, but some animals can overcome this defense with their saliva!
(5.4 MB, 5.9 minutes)