This is a picture of the Christmas tree in the University of Colorado Hospital Microbiology Department.
The tree is adorned with homemade culture plate ornaments (one for each staff member) and topped with a stuffed Staphylococcus aureus microbe. Read More
This episode: In mice, high-fat diets affect their gut microbes, which in turn disrupts their circadian cycles and metabolic health!
(8.6 MB, 9.35 minutes)
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, about half of American adults have periodontal disease, which affects gum tissues and the bones supporting the teeth. Apparently, the prevalence of periodontal disease increases with age, with the highest prevalence for those that smoke, thos... Read More
This episode: Parasitoid wasps spread helpful bacterial symbionts between their whitefly prey!
(10.9 MB, 11.9 minutes)
This episode: Fruit flies have microbes that help them get more nutrition out of low-quality food!
(8.4 MB, 9.1 minutes)
Important ingredients: 6.5% salt, dextrose, bromcresol purple
Differential/Selective: used to test for salt tolerance and can be used to identify enterococcal group D streptococci. NaCl is a selective agent and those organisms that can grow in higher salt concentrations also ferment the dextro... Read More
Thank you for all you do, guys.
Steve writes... Read More
"Two types of bacteria found in the soil have enabled scientists to get the dirt on how resistance to antibiotics develops along with a separate survival strategy.The study identifies an atypical antibiotic molecule and the way in which the resistance to that molecule arises, including the ident... Read More
Host: Vincent Racaniello
Guest: Ileana Cristea
Vincent meets up with Ileana at Princeton University to talk abou... Read More
The arrival in the US of plasmid-mediated resistance to colistin antibiotics, a last line of defense against many gram-negative bacilli, and a quorum sensing system in a eukaryote are topics of this episode hosted by Vincent, Michael, and Michele.
Image (right): Etest used to determin... Read More
Long time listener, first time email.
I am surprised that no one got the diarrhea case, although I would have been wrong as well, so many familiar parasites!
The TWiPyzoites solve the case of the Uncommon Parasite, and discuss the role of eosinophils in promoting the growth of Trichinella in skeletal muscle.
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The TWiPanosomes solve the case of the Young Man from Anchorage, and discuss how cestode parasites increase the resistance of brine shrimp to arsenic toxicity.
This episode: Amoebas in soil gang up on and eat much larger roundworms!
(10.5 MB, 11.3 minutes)
Are you an early career scientist who is interested in public outreach? Do you want to share your love of microbiology with the world? Consider applying to the American Society for Microbiology’s Headquarter Communications Fellowship. This 6-month fellowship in Wash... Read More