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Life on Mars - Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (video)

This video examines how the discovery and examination of microbes in meteorites suggests that the planet Mars could have supported life in the same way as Earth. Read More

TWiM #25: Magnetotactic bacteria and totally drug resistant TB



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello... Read More

Microbial Diversity ID’d in Gut of Low Birth Weight Infants

The gut-associated microbiome of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants has microbial diversity and includes fungal species, bacteria, molds, viruses, parasitic organisms, and roundworms, according to a study published online Dec. 8 in PLoS One.

Mariam S. LaTuga, M.D., from the Duke Univer... Read More

Turning bacteria's shield into a weapon against it

Scientists in Germany have synthesised the core part of a sugar compound produced by the pathogenic bacteria responsible for meningitis - Neisseria meningitides - which could be used in a vaccine for meningococcal diseases, in particular meningitis B.

Pathogenic bacteria produce a polysaccha... Read More

TWiM 34: Doing the DISCO with Emiliania



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Read More

TWiP 29: Neglected tropical diseases with Peter Hotez



Vincent and Dickson converse with Peter Hotez about global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical diseases.


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TWiP 43: Two remarkable host-parasite conflicts



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson review how ... Read More

Better prepared for an E. coli outbreak

New methods speed up the process of identifying the subgroup of E. coli bacteria responsible for an outbreak of illness. At the same time, Norwegian researchers are on the trail of a disinfectant that will inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria in food.

Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli) ... Read More

Diane Harper: HPV Vaccine Efficacy (MWV52)

In episode 52 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., on February 18, 2011, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H, Profess... Read More

Vaccine may prevent cruise ship virus


Researchers are working on a vaccine that might one day prevent norovirus, which has made many cruise ship passengers in the United States ill.

"It is possible to prevent infection and illness with a vaccine for norovirus," said Dr. Robert Atmar, a professor of medicine and molecular virolo... Read More

TWiP 35: Malaria control with David Fidock



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson discuss control of ma... Read More

TWiM #21: Symbiotic margheritas



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Elio Schaechter.


On episode #21 of the podcast This Week... Read More

TWiM #15: Microbial long distance relationships



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt and Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 96




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 Microbios.


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TWiM #27: An inflamed gut is good for Salmonella



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 91



La Dra. Andrea Porras-Alfaro nació en San José, Costa Rica donde obtuvo su grado de Ingeniería de Biotecnología. ... Read More

How do we know what causes an infectious disease? (Part 1)

A brief introduction to how scientists prove that an infectious agent is a cause of disease. It discusses Koch's postulates using the imaginary disease chocolatitis and the imaginary organism Chocolobacter as an example. Read More

TWiM #24: This year in microbiology



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello... Read More

TWiM #26: Suum cuique



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Read More

Blood Agar Plate

The results after incubation of a blood agar plate exposed to a laboratory environment for approximately 2 hrs. Taken from the Wistreich Collection, appearing exclusively on MicrobeWorld. Read More

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