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ASM at the USA Science and Engineering Festival (MWV60)

The American Society for Microbiology at the USA Science and Engineering Festival 2012 in Washington, D.C. Learn what kids have to say about the science and microbiology and the various educational resources ASM offers to students, teachers and parents alike.

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TWiM #29: Death and an iron-loaded spike

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MWV Episode 63 - Forest Rohwer: Microbes of the ocean, coral reefs and the human lung

In episode 63 of MicrobeWorld Video, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Forest Rohwer Ph.D., Professor of Biology, San Diego State University, about his research on the microbes of the ocean, coral ree... Read More

TWiP 43: Two remarkable host-parasite conflicts

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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TWiV 186 Letters

Kurt writes:


Dear Vincent,


Sorry I missed your visit to NU- my teaching duties in Evanston prevented it!


Several of my students attended both and had good reports all around. Your work on ISGs sounds like it is coming along well.


I just today l... Read More

TWiM 35: Ohne hauch

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Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 96

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Campylobacter es uno de los patogenos entericos de mayor importancia en el mundo entero, y como tal, es discutido en el programa de hoy de la Radio El Mundo de los M... Read More

TWiM #27: An inflamed gut is good for Salmonella

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TWiM #26: Suum cuique

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Streptococcus

Image of Streptococcus, a type (genus) of spherical bacteria that can colonize the throat and back of the mouth. Stroptococci often occur in pairs or in chains, as shown here.

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 84 - Latent Loops Limit Lupus

This episode: A viral infection in mice seems to protect against lupus!



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Borrelia burgdorferi

Borrelia burgdorferi is a spirochete, a class of long, slender bacteria that typically take on a coiled shape. Infection with this bacterium causes Lyme disease.

Credit: Tina Carvalho, University of Hawaii at Manoa, NIGMS photo gallery
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 87 - Fermenter Fixes Folate Faults

This episode: Probiotics could help prevent folate deficiency!



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The Role of Non-Food Animals in the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

On the issue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and animals, the first thing that comes to mind is livestock and other farm-based animals that are regularly fed antibiotics as growth promoters, but they are not the only source of resistance. Participants discuss studies showing that non-farm anim... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 89 - Counting Cloud Communities

This episode: Sampling storm cloud microbial communities with hailstones!



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TWiV 179: Was ist ein Virus?

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ARTS triggers apoptosis

Cell showing overproduction of the ARTS protein (red). ARTS triggers apoptosis, as shown by the activation of caspase-3 (green) a key tool in the cell's destruction. The nucleus is shown in blue.

Sarit Larisch and Hermann Steller, Rockefeller University Read More

Snottites - slimy, dripping stalactites made of goo, that contain bacteria in abundance and beautiful microscopic gypsum crystal formations.

Snottites have captivated cave-goers and scientists alike since the earliest publication on cave microbes by Hoeg in 1946. These biofilms cover the walls with a thick snot-like film, from which they derive their particularly appropriate name. A variety of cave systems, the Frasassi caves in Ital... Read More

TWiV 190: The second ferret of the Apocalypse

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 78 - Proving Prions Provide Positives

This episode: Prions may actually help yeast populations survive!



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