Pictured is a culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis growing colonies in the distinctive "serpentine cord" form seen in many strains of M. tuberculosis. These cords are made up of chains of cells that make chains due to a cell wall factor of MTB.
The cell wall structure of Mycobacterium is a m... Read More
Vincent and Dickson review a novel malaria vaccine candidate comprising a parasite protein involved in egress from red blood cells.
The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has sickened over 14,000 people and has killed over 5,100. Health workers from around the world are attempting to halt this deadly disease. On November 19th, the American Society for Microbiology featured two of these health workers, Dr. Joseph ... Read More
Creating and maintaining a clean, sustainable water supply means delivering drinking water and collecting wastewater while dealing with pathogenic microorganisms and infrastructure challenges. It's not all challenges, however. Two speakers; Sudhir Murthy, PhD, PE, BCEE, Innovation Chief at DC... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how fluctuation in the price of guinea pig food could help transmission of the agent of Chagas disease, and present a new case study for your consumption.
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Watch the pilot episode of BioFilms in which we explore some creepy microbes just in time for Halloween. Learn how algae can suffocate a pond of all its life, discover the vampire bacterium known as Vampirococcus who literally sucks the life out its victims, and watch out for those sweet Hall... Read More
This episode: Pathogenic and non-pathogenic microbes have different strategies for interacting with us, even when they have a common ancestor!
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This episode: Phages could be used to reduce infection with dangerous bacteria from meat and vegetables!
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Creating and maintaining a clean, sustainable water supply means delivering drinking water and collecting wastewater while dealing with pathogenic microorganisms ... Read More
Why are obesity, juvenile diabetes and asthma increasing? Is it something in the environment or in our modern lifestyle? Dr. Martin Blaser thinks that it may be due to changes in our microbiome – the ecosystem of tiny microscopic creatures that live in and on us. Learn about his hypothesis th... Read More
Vincent, Elio, and Michele review a study of the viruses and bacteria in commensal rats in New York City.
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel review how Viagra might be used to block transmission of Plasmodium falciparum, and introduce a new case study.
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Vincent and Dickson discuss how infection of mice with helminths induces cytokines that reactivate a latent gamma-herpesvirus.
Vincent, Rich, and Kathy and their guests Clodagh and Ron recorded this episode at the 33rd annual meeting of the American Society for Virology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado.