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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 101 - Prokaryotes Pressurize Platforms

This episode: Bacteria produce gas that can regulate the depth of underwater sensor devices!



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TWiP 56: Whirling disease

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 112 - Belly Button Bacteria

This episode: Discovering what is living in our navels!


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Klebsiella oxytoca on MacConkey Agar

An isolated Klebsiella oxytoca on MacConkey Agar from a patient with diarrhea. Look at its mucous appearance a characteristic of most Klebsiella. Read More

West Nile Virus - An ASM "Microbes After Hours" Event - 5/6/2013

2012 saw a surge of West Nile Virus infections, particularly in the central United States. What exactly is West Nile Virus and why do outbreaks occur?


Join us at ASM headquarters to learn more about the biology of this fascinating virus - how it moves between hosts, how the&... Read More

TWiV 201 Letters

Dennis writes:


Dear Vincent,


I am glad you had a chance to get a glimpse of the BSL4 world. You might remember that I have been trying for 1 1/2 years to get you to see the Galveston National Laboratory, a facility with an actual ACTIVE program and a number of... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 100 - Protozoa Prevent Pathogen Proliferation

This episode: Amoebae snag pathogenic bacteria in soil and carry them around as a portable snack!



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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 102 - Pathogen Processes Polyp-Popping Prodrug

This episode: Tumor-targeting bacteria selectively activate anti-cancer drug!



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New study suggests link between Toxoplasma gondii parasite and suicide attempts (press release)

New research appearing in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry adds to the growing work linking an infection caused by the Toxoplasma gondii parasite to suicide attempts. Michigan State University’s Lena Brundin was one of the lead researchers on the team.

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Micrasterias denticulata

Micrasterias is a Desmid - a group of green algae mostly found in neutral to acidic fresh waters and sphagnum bogs. Most are unicellular, though a few form chain-like colonies. Each cell is constructed of 2 semicells which are mirror images of each other. In Micrasterias the cells are flattened ... Read More

Slime mold Arcyria denudata

Arcyria called Cotton Candy Slime. A Myxomycetes 1 mm tall. Read More

MWV Episode 74 - David Bhella - Electron-cryomicroscopy

Dr. David Bhella studies the structural components of viruses using the techniques of electron-cryomi... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 113 - Bdelloids Derive Different Domains' DNA

This episode: Bdelloid rotifers borrow genetic material from all over the place!


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MWV Episode 75 - David Bhella: The Peter Wildy Award Talk

David Bhella, Ph.D., MRC Centre for Virus Research, accepts the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education, awarded annually by the Society for General Microbiology for an outstanding contribution to microbiology education. Recorded live March 25, 2013 in Manchester, UK, at the Manchester C... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 111 - Custom Community Controls Clostridium

This episode: Figuring out which bacteria help fecal transplants work so well against C. difficile!


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MWV70 - Microbes After Hours - West Nile Virus

2012 saw a surge of West Nile Virus infections, particularly in the central United States. What exactly is West Nile Virus and why do outbreaks occur?

 

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 97 - Prokaryote Partners Produce Power

This episode: Scientists match up bacteria to produce extra fuel from plant waste!



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As Plant Virus Jumps to Bees, Does it Cause Colony Collapse?

Another potentially significant answer in the long-running mystery behind colony collapse disorder (CCD) may have just emerged: Researchers have found a virus that typically infects plants has been systemically infecting honeybees in the United States and China.

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Insect wings shred bacteria to pieces

The veined wing of the clanger cicada kills bacteria solely through its physical structure — one of the first natural surfaces found to do so. An international team of biophysicists has now come up with a detailed model of how this defence works on the nanoscale. The results are published in the... Read More

TWiM #49: Grape-like clusters

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