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TWiV 279: The missing LNC

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 127 - Plant Partners Prompt Pest Preparation

This episode: Fungi transmit warning signals between plants!


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Salmonella - SketchyMicro USMLE Microbiology Review (video)

SketchyMicro is a unique and effective way to learn high-yield medical microbiology for the USMLE Step 1.

Dissatisfied with the current medical microbiology board review resources, SketchyMicro decided to take things into their own hands. Their review course takes the plethora of microorganis... Read More

Measles: What's Next?

Although as recently as 1980 measles was estimated to cause 2.6 million deaths globally, due to highly effective and safe vaccines, measles elimination has been achieved in a number of countries globally as well as in the region of the Americas. Expansion of measles control strategies and activi... Read More

Endospore Stain Bacillus cereus

B. cereus was grown on urea agar for 6 days at 37 degrees C to induce spore formation.
The endospore stain was done using malachite green as the primary stain and safranin as counter the stain. Malachite green was applied to the smear and set over a steaming water bath for 10 min (stain was no... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 151 - Morels Make Microbial Meals

This episode: Fungi herd and raise bacteria for slaughter!


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Beer May Have Anti-Virus Properties, According To Study Funded By Sapporo Breweries

Does beer have anti-virus powers? According to a new study funded by Japanese beer company Sapporo Breweries, a "key ingredient" found in the world's most popular alcoholic beverage may very well help stave off winter sniffles.

Researchers at Sapporo Medical University found that humulone, a ... Read More

TWiV 198 Letters

Edmilson writes:


Dear Vincent,


Great TWIV 197, it is really nice to learn how science was. Fascinating to see how laborious was to do things that nowadays are only "kitology".


Keep up the great podcast.


Cheers,


Edmilson


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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 128 - Algae Aggregate Ammonium Altruistically

This episode: Algal symbionts store nutrients for corals!


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Quorum sensing: Researchers examine bacteria communication

European researchers at Linköping University in Sweden are showing how bacteria control processes in human cells through a process called quorum sensing. This phenomenon is where bacteria talk to each other via molecules they themselves produce and is an important process during their proliferat... Read More

TWiM #99: Careers in Biodefense

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello


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Poop Shows Ancient Human Gut Microbiomes Resemble Modern Non-Human Primates More Than Us

If you are an organic food or paleo diet lover and think it means your gut microbiome resembles your ancestors in any way, you are wrong. We aren't even close to 100 years ago much less ancient times. The microbiome does not lie.

A team analyzed microbiome data from ancient human fecal samp... Read More

“Superbug” NDM-1 Found In US Cat (ICAAC 3)

(another excerpt from Wired's Superbug blog)

News from the ICAAC meeting: The “Indian superbug” NDM-1 — actually a gene which encodes an enzyme which confers resistance to almost all known antibiotics — has been found for the first time in a pet, somewhere in the United States.

When you co... Read More

A viral grappling hook: Flu virus attacks like a pirate boarding party

Viruses are biological pirates, invading cells and hijacking their machinery to reproduce and infect again. Research at Harvard Medical School is shedding new light on the battle line where viral and cell membranes meet, and the key role of a protein grappling hook with which the influenza virus... Read More

TWiV 204: M m m my corona

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BacterioFiles 161 - Permafrost Produces Perceptible Pithos

This episode: The largest virus so far has been discovered in ancient Siberian permafrost!


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Rhizopus Stolonifer (Black bread mold) under magnification of 40X

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Is Antibacterial Soap Increasing Your Chances Of A Nasal Infection?

Previous research has shown that the overuse of antibiotics has a hand in promoting an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria and now a new study published in the journal mBio has found that an antibiotic common to soaps and hand sanitizers actually promotes the growth of Staphylococcus aureus ... Read More

Microbiology Wreath

Dr. Donna Stolz of the University of Pittsburgh assembled a wreath collage of mammalian cells stained for various proteins and organelles magnified from 220x to 2000x.

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 141 - Sulfuric Slurry Cells Store Cerium

This episode: Bacteria in a volcanic mudpot require rare earth elements to grow!


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