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TWiP 74: Nature has all the answers, what is your question?

Vincent and Dickson review a novel malaria vaccine candidate comprising a parasite protein involved in egress from red blood cells.


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MWV Episode 78 / This Week in Microbiology 64: URI and UTI at ICAAC in Denver

A recorded version of a live streaming video episode of This Week in Microbiology (TWiM), a podcast about unseen life on Earth, with Vincent Racaniello, a Higgins Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immu... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 134 - Duodenum Dweller Degrades Digoxin

This episode: Bacteria in the gut can affect dosaging of medications!


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TWiP 70 letters


Robin writes:


Cysticercosis.


While it is true that Taenia saginata tends to be benign as helminthic infestations go in humans, the same cannot be said for Taenia solium.


In both cases, ingestion of (encysted) larvae leads to enteric infestation wi... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 118 - Fungi Found in Seafloor Sediments

This episode: Fungi are found living deep under the sea!


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As Plant Virus Jumps to Bees, Does it Cause Colony Collapse?

Another potentially significant answer in the long-running mystery behind colony collapse disorder (CCD) may have just emerged: Researchers have found a virus that typically infects plants has been systemically infecting honeybees in the United States and China.

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Insect wings shred bacteria to pieces

The veined wing of the clanger cicada kills bacteria solely through its physical structure — one of the first natural surfaces found to do so. An international team of biophysicists has now come up with a detailed model of how this defence works on the nanoscale. The results are published in the... Read More

TWiM #81: Cold iron is the master of them all

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

TWiM #79: A community of microbiologists

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Read More

MWV Episode 83 - This Week in Virology 270: Live from ASM Biodefense in Washington, D.C.

Watch a live video episode of This Week in Virology (TWiV), a podcast about viruses. Started in September 2008 by Vincent Racaniello, a Higgins Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University, the goal... Read More

TWiM 43 Letters

Jake writes:

Hello Vincent,
I've been listening to your TWiM podcast now for a few weeks as I am a student at SDSU taking a microbial genetics class with stanley maloy.  It be be ... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 107 - Lipases Liberate Light-Linked Lipids

This episode: Scientists engineer cyanobacteria to release biofuels at high temperatures!



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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 116 - Colonizer Counterattacks cholerae

This episode: Some bacteria respond to attacks from other bacteria with their own deadly strike!


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TWiP 73: I'm nibbling my way back to you

Vincent and Dickson discuss how nibbling of human cells by Entamoeba histolytica, a process called amoebic trogocytosis, contributes to cell killing and tissue invasion.


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Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 101

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 ¿Cuan seguras son las aguas recreacionales? Esta es una de las preguntas que le hacemos a la Dra. Helena Solo-Gabriele de la Universidad de Miami en Florida, EE.UU.


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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 115 - Nets Nab Nematodes

This episode: Fungi sense worms coming and trap them!


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TWiV 196 Letters

Dallas writes:


I am going through the old podcasts, when I have time. Number forty one covered ISA — a salmonid virus with a billion dollar class damages history. When someone mentioned vaccines development, a comments was made about how can you vaccinate salmon.


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Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 104 - Dr. Emilio Fernández

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Emilio Fernández


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TWiP 75: Parasite wonders with Bobbi Pritt

Bobbi Pritt joins Vincent and Dickson to talk about directing a clinical parasitology laboratory and her weekly case reports at Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites.


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TWiP 67: They find each other delightful

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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