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TWiM #114: Milestones in Blue

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter and  Read More

TWiM #103: The battle for iron

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

Growing bricks (with bacteria), not another brick in the wall: Ginger Krieg Dosier at TEDxWWF (video)

Imagine a world where bricks are grown instead of fired: this is the world architect-turn-scientist Ginger Krieg Dosier lives every day. Ginger strives to create an alternate building block that will craft a more sustainable future for the construction industry and in turn help to lower the worl... Read More

TWiP 70 letters

Robin writes:


While it is true that Taenia saginata tends to be benign as helminthic infestations go in humans, the same cannot be said for Taenia solium.

In both cases, ingestion of (encysted) larvae leads to enteric infestation wi... Read More

BacterioFiles 178 - Hadza Hunters Have Heterogeneous Helpers

This episode: Modern hunter-gatherers have very different gut microbes from people from agricultural societies!

(12.9 MB, 14.1 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 170 - Good Copper, Bad Copper

This episode: With guest host Susan Gardner! We discuss nitrogen-fixing plant-friendly bacteria that help plants grow in copper-contaminated soil, helping to clean it up!

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TWiP 93: A fishy tale unfolds

 Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve their fishy tale, and present a new case study for your consumption.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Read More

TWiP 94: Loa hanging fruit

Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve the case about the man from El Salvador, and discuss the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors to treat onchocerciasis and filariasis.

Hosts:  Read More

MWV Episode 85 - This Week in Virology #286: Boston TWiV Party

The Americ... Read More

TWiM #83: Illuminating tuberculosis and cryptococcosis

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

TWiM #107: The battle in your bladder

Vincent and Michael discuss the highly diverse microbiome of uncontacted Amerindians, and how the composition of human urine plays a role in the bat... Read More

TWiP 80: Daniel in the parasites' den

Vincent and Dickson welcome new TWiP host Daniel Griffin to discuss the association of a new Mycoplasma with trichomoniasis, and to introduce a new feature to the show, a case study.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniel... Read More

Serpentine cording in Mycobacterium tuberculosus

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

TWiP 91: Born to deform

 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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TWiM #108: Vaccine in the time of cholera

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

BacterioFiles 186 - Matched Mice, Mismatched Microbiota

This episode: Gut microbes can be different even in genetically identical mice in similar conditions!

(7.4 MB, 8 minutes)

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TWiM #77: Zombie plants and no pain, no gain

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Read More

MWV 97 - TWiV #352 Science Art with Michele Banks

Video version of This Week in Microbiology episode 352. Show host Vincent Racaniello goes to Washington, D.C., to visit artist Michele Banks and discusses science-themed art, science communication and her career path as an artist. 

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MWV 99 - Microbial Monsters: #algae #vampirococcus #halloween

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

ASM 2014 video competition: Because You Care About Me

Our video for ASM global video competition…
This work has been created after writing a manuscript that was published in the ASM's Clinical Microbiology Reviews (http://cmr.asm.org/content/26/3/361.abstract). The paper shows the increasing spread of superbugs in the Gulf Cooperation Council Stat... Read More
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