This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
(7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!
(10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)
This episode: When sensing an infection, mice make sure to keep their gut bacteria well-fed. And it pays off!
(11.8 MB, 13 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!
(7 MB, 7.6 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!
(8.2 MB, 8.9 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
(10 MB, 10.9 minutes)
Daniel: I was fascinated by your answer to the case from TWIP 91 - the life cycle of the southeast Asian worm (I won't even try to spell it.) Re early symptom coughing & wheezing: if the ED did a chest X-ray out of concern about the lungs, would the... Read More
Sulfonated and non-sulfonated cyanines exhibit very similar fluorescent properties. Non-sulfonated cyanines must be dissolved in organic co-solvent (DMF or DMSO) prior to use, and added to a solution of target molecule in aqueous buffers. Recommended volume of co-solvent should be 10% for Cy3, C... Read More
Watch the pilot episode of BioFilms in which we explore some creepy microbes just in time for Halloween. Learn how algae can suffocate a pond of all its life, discover the vampire bacterium known as Vampirococcus who literally sucks the life out its victims, and watch out for those sweet Hall... Read More
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
Do you eat bread? Or drink beer? If so you've probably consumed yeast products from the National Collection of Yeast Cultures.
Yeasts are one of the earliest, if not the earliest, biological tools used by people. Brewers' yeast, Saccharomyces cerivisae, features widely in products we consume... Read More
This episode: Bacteria engineered to produce liquid fuel can eat carbon dioxide and hydrogen from solar-powered water-splitting!
(11.2 MB, 12.25 minutes)
Acid Fast stain done on a mix of Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium smegmatis. The stain was done on a culture of M. smegmatis that was incubated on a TSA slant with 1ml TSB added at 37 degree's C for 4 days, S. aureus was incubated in TSB at 37 degree's C for 24 hrs. Several loops of eac... Read More