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ESLB strain of Klebsiella spp

phenomenon called "champagne cork"
have waited half year to catch a strain like that. Read More

TWiV 198: Pox has got a squeeze-box, seals are gonna sneeze all night

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TWiV 199 Letters

Nels writes:


Dear Vincent,


A note of gratitude to you and your crew for generously “interrogating” my recent paper on the experimental evolution of vaccinia virus.


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TWiM #91: Rats, viruses, and bacteria

Vincent, Elio, and Michele review a study of the viruses and bacteria in commensal rats in New York City.


 


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BacterioFiles Special Edition - ASM2013 General Meeting Day 1

I went to the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, in Denver, Colorado, and I wanted to share some of the fascinating science that I experienced. So here's my summary of the first day!


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TWiP 63: Plasmodium of the apes

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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Superbug MRSA Identified in US Wastewater Treatment Plants

A team led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health has found that the "superbug" methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is prevalent at several U.S. wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). MRSA is well known for causing difficult-to-treat and potentially fat... Read More

TWiV 208: The biomedical research crisis with Jon Yewdell

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Fungus on toilet seat

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

Germ killer in hand soap may weaken muscles

A chemical widely used in soaps, toothpaste, and toys weakens muscles in mice. Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical, hinders muscle contractions at a cellular level, slows swimming in fish, and reduces muscular strength in mice, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, an... Read More

TWiV 280: Post viral

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TWiV 273: Lambda is not just a phage

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 120 - Particles Pirate Prokaryote Protection

This episode: A virus has borrowed a bacterium's defenses to infect better!


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TWiV 268: Transmission is inevitable

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MWV Episode 72 - Jonathan Eisen - Evolvability, the Built Environment and Open Science

Jonathan Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis and is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology.


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Tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus Hydatid Cyst

Echinococcus granulosus is a tapeworm parasite that in its larval form can cause hydatid disease, which is characterized by cysts forming within the victim's body. In order to complete its lifecycle, the tapeworm must infect two hosts, a carnivore and a herbivore.

The adult form of Echinococc... Read More

TWiM #78: A bacterium grows in Brooklyn

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt.


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antibacterial producing actinomycetes from sediments of the Caspian Sea

the results of this investigation revealed that the marine actinomycetes collected from the sediments of Caspian Sea
might be a potent source of novel antibiotics. Read More

Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body (video)

When you get the flu, viruses turn your cells into tiny factories that help spread the disease. In this animation, NPR's Robert Krulwich and medical animator David Bolinsky explain how a flu virus can trick a single cell into making a million more viruses.

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 136 - Swarmers Send Secret Signals

This episode: Swarming predatory bacteria may be communicating through tubes!


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