Culturing microbes on nutrient plate and testing for different kind of microbes on specific environment areas. This inoculated nutrient plate that was left for a period of 14 days showed the present of a few different kind of fungus species. It’s common to think that the human palm contains more... Read More
Vincent and Dickson discuss the spread of P. knowlesi in Malaysia, and how Leishmania parasites protect the sandfly gut from bacterial infection.
En este episodio de La Radio el Mundo de los Microbios, la Calidad microbiológica del agua en Cochabamba, Bolivia y otros temas estarán siendo discutidos con la Lic. Mercedes Iriarte, investigadora de C.A.S.A. (Centro de Aguas y Saneamiento Ambiental), de la Universidad Mayor de San Simón, en... Read More
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.
Special guest: Stanley Maloy
Vincent meets up with Stan Maloy o... 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!
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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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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve last week's case study, present a new one, and reveal how secreted proteins from a helminth prevent diabetes in mice.
This episode: Ambient temperature seems to affect how much insect bacteria can interfere with transmission of malaria!
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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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This episode: Defective phages in bacterial genomes can still have burdensome effects! Why do the bacteria keep them around?
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Uno de los patógenos más importantes en América Latina y seguramente el mundo entero, el rotavirus, es discutido en este episodio de La Radio El Mundo de los Microbios. La Prof. Delfina Urbina, con una larga trayectoria en diferentes áreas de la Microbiología nos visita hoy. Fué Profesora Tit... Read More
This episode: Scientists discover what seem to be ultra-small bacteria, possibly smaller than the theoretical minimum size!
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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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Mr. Sunil Pandey Medical Microbiology Student of Nobel College, pokhara University, Currently Doing his thesis in Kathmandu Model Hospital, In Bagbazzar Kathmandu Nepal, Identified a gram positive Candida albicans yeast and pseudo hyphae in gram stain preparation under 100x microscopy in a femal... Read More
Pictured is a culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis growing colonies in the distinctive "serpentine cord" form seen in many strains of M. tuberculosis. These cords are made up of chains of cells that make chains due to a cell wall factor of MTB.
The cell wall structure of Mycobacterium is a m... Read More
This episode: Scientists figure out how to improve retroviral targeting in the genome, to make gene therapy safer!
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This episode: Fungi herd and raise bacteria for slaughter!
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