Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy discuss the association of a virus with sea star melting disease, and the finding of a phycodnavirus in the oropharynx of humans with altered cognitive functions.
This episode: Ants teaming with bacteria help defend plants from bacterial pathogens!
(9.4 MB, 10.2 minutes)
This episode: A protein from gut bacteria has been tentatively linked with a human protein related to eating disorders!
(11.4 MB, 12.4 minutes)
Growth of Streptococcus mitis on blood agar demonstrating alpha hemolysis seen as a greenish color around the growing colonies due to a reduction of the hemoglobin to methemoglobin in the surrounding agar. Image taken using transmitted light. Read More
This episode: Colonizing ourselves with friendly bacteria could drive out more risky ones, such as those that cause meningitis!
(9.8 MB, 10.6 minutes)
This episode: Spraying cyanobacteria could turn deserts into useful land!
(9.3 MB, 10.13 minutes)
A deep sequencing study of commercially available probiotics, and design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome are the topics tackled by Vincent, Michael, and Michele on this episode of TWiM.
MacConkey agar plate with invasive lactose fermenting E.coli which was isolated for fatal case of neonatal septicemia.
Photo was taken after 12h incubation under 37C.
Credits: Povilas Kavaliauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania. Read More
This episode: Kate Franz and Matt Woodruff from Audiommunity join me to talk about a clinical trial of peanut immunotherapy with probiotics to treat peanut allergies!
(29 MB, 31.75 minutes)
Nitrate reduction test for the reduction of nitrate in nitrate media, to determine if the bacteria contains nitrate and/or nitrite reductase. Organism were incubated for 48 hr's at 37 degree's in nitrate media then reagents added.
Nitrate broths after the addition of 10 drops re... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how filarial infection modulates the immune response to mycobacterial infection, and reveal a new case study.
This episode: I talk with Dr. Rob Dunn about his team's research into determining where a dust sample comes from based on the microbes present in it!
(12.6 MB, 13.7 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria that swarm around in groups carry other bacteria with them that can be helpful for degrading toxins!
(14.2 MB, 15.5 minutes)
Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Jeremy Brownlie.
Jeremy Brownlie of Griffıth University in Brisbane, Australia, talks with Jeff Fox about how bacteria influence aggressive behavior in an animal. Fruit flies infected with the wMelPop strain of Wolbachia were less aggressive than the... Read More
This episode: Features of the microbial communities of people's bodies could be used to identify individuals!
(11.3 MB, 12.3 minutes)
What would life be like in a world without microbes? No infectious diseases, no moldy food, no bad breath. Sounds great, right? Find out in the latest installment of the American Society for Microbiology's public outreach video series called BioFilms.
Written and Produced by Erika Shu... Read More
Matt updates the TWiV team on MERS-coronavirus, and joins in a discussion of whether we should further regulate research on potentially pandemic pathogens.
This episode: Discovering how butterflies' bacteria change from caterpillar to adult!
(7.5 MB, 8.1 minutes)
I'm sorry, I may have missed something, but the mechanism behind an effective vaccine is still unclear to me, since infection with F. tularensis does not confer protection. How would a vaccine work?
Katy Bosio replies:
In... Read More
This episode: Gut microbes may induce an immune response that protects against malaria!
(10.2 MB, 11.2 minutes)